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The Sparling

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807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eight ladies out for afternoon tea, Abysmal, sat down at 2-30 drinks served then 50mins later tea arrived, 4 brown wooden trays each containing small amount of brown sandwiches ( seen better ready made ones in Morrison's) a small selection of brown cakes ie fruit cake, brownies , and cheerybakewells (a ten from Len ones) given free bottle of bubbly... More 

2 Thank barbara w
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a table booked at a different restaurant, but reading several poor reviews we decided to go to The Sparling instead. ( BAD MISTAKE). We have had a decent meal here before and it was close enough to where we had initially planned to go. As we hadn't booked we were seated in the bar to wait for a... More 

2 Thank John O
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this evening in a party of six. The refurbishment looks very nice and the restaurant itself is lovely. The food was very nice - we all ate from the Sunday lunch menu with three courses for about £18. For starter I had the pate which was good and for main the beef was very nicely cooked. Only thing I... More 

Thank _Laura_Scott_1
Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us visited here on a recent Saturday evening. We only decided on this place at 3pm in the afternoon and we rang to book and got a table for 8.30pm. The place was buzzing when we arrived at 8pm! The place is light and airy and has a fresh, modern feel to it although still retaining some original... More 

Thank Allycat56
Garstang, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal at the Sparling on the way home from Manchester. The staff were friendly and squeezed us in even though we hadn't booked on a Saturday night. The food was delicious, the service good and we would definitely return.

Thank Sozzle27
North west
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Table for 10 at 5pm sat at table 5.20pm food came at 6pm. Food was good. The staff are rubbish. Not busy enough staff on but no one seemed to be in charge or bothered about serving fed up of waiting for the puddings so we paid the bill and left at 8pm what a waste of time. Do not... More 

2 Thank AngelJude54
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went First Sunday in March with my wife and opted for the 2 course set menu. Good price and varied enough menu. I had fishcake was find and pate was also ordered and once again fine. Main meal for the Mrs was Salmon and very good. I ordered pork which was disappointing 3 thin slices, not fresh as if cut... More 

1 Thank mhdisco
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went today for my wife's birthday treat.Booked online for 1.00pm,took our order half hour later and by 3.00pm decided we hadn't time to wait for coffees.Under staffed.Owner was serving meals at the tables in jeans and trainers.Heard a lot of people complaining about service.Food ok but prices a bit steep.

1 Thank maxwell1233
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having moved to the area recently we're getting to know the local eateries. The Sparling is on a straight section of the A6 that many speed along and miss this excellent restaurant. We called to check it out and we were so impressed we've been back twice since! Great food, great value and delightful staff. We'll be back!

1 Thank David M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at The Sparling is always a warm and welcoming experience, staff on hand greet you with a smile and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The menu has changed recently, but many of the old favourites are still on there... the mussels being a favourite (that sauce is to die for!!), the fish (salmon/cod)... More 

1 Thank Zoe1718

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 860830

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?