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The Sparling

807 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“liver” (27 reviews)
“surf and turf” (15 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
807 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful afternoon tea, one of the best I’ve had, and a wonderful evening meal too. We will be going back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andi R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not our first visit but the simple fact we keep going back says a lot. Outstanding Mediterranean style food. Be sure you ask about the size of the food you order. You can overwhelm yourself very quickly and it would be a shame to not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank YorkieYank
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great and very hard working staff. Very good service. Somewhat chilly restaurant. Lunch Christmas. Mackerel Mouse as a starter was lovely. Main, turkey was quite dry, otherwise lovely. Pudding we all enjoyed but very predicable and rather boring! My real complaint and I never usually...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank adebabe h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I went back again to enjoy Sunday lunch and I wasn’t disappointed. The mackerel mousse was a treat followed by a tremendous Boeuf Burgingnoine. My guest enjoyed the Pate, roast beef and trimmings followed by a fantastic Christmas Pudding and Brandy sauce. Left fully...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 3rd visit in 4 weeks with both my husband and friends. I love this place. The food, service and surroundings are absolutely faultless. We have had 2 courses from the set menu on every occasion. The menu changes regularly and whatever we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WeekenderLancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for dinner with 17 friends. From booking to dining, the whole experience was extremely proffesional and the staff extremely helpful.The manager spoke individually to two people with food allergies in our party and was very knowledgeable and helpful in making sure their meals were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank pammsiewammsie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. We hadn't booked and were shown swiftly to our table for 3 adults. After pondering for some time over the lovely sounding menu we opted for sea bass, belly pork and Moroccan lamb tagine. All the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samanthabA3717VD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last visited the Sparling about 2 years ago and decided to not bother again due to the poor service/food and the fact that the then owner appeared to enjoy serving himself wine/spirits rather than his customers. A couple of changes in management followed and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roomy, spacious, The Sparling offers welcomingly accommodating attention with all duly traditionally expected natural (- normal. of course) warm friendliness. From their decently plentiful menu on offer, their portions served are tastily wholesome and filling, such that value for money is fully and duly honoured....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SignorMaRcOpOlO
Reviewed 27 October 2018

(Visited 26th October 2018) It was a semi-spontaneous visit to the Sparling after being out of luck elsewhere. Was taken to a table straightaway as I arrived early evening. They had a wide variety of main courses on the menu. I decided to go for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 133adrianb
laurarA8032EF, Public Relations Manager at The Sparling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback of our restaurant its pleasing to hear you have enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards Laura

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Janette J
24 July 2018|
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Response from Treselda | Reviewed this property |
Haven't tried many of the dishes but I do know that there are a good variety of vegetarian options available (cannot guarantee how many are vegan as I didn't examine the menu that closely)
19 June 2018|
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Response from hulmetracy1967 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I am unsure. I didn't see any on our visit. So yes it would be best to ring & find out.
22 July 2017|
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Response from laurarA8032EF | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This restaurant has completely new owners since the 4th January 2017, with no association what's so ever With previous owners.
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Restaurant Details

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