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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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first visit and certainly won't be our last. Lovely set out restaurant, didn't feel that the other tables were too close. Great customer service, very professional and delicious food. I had the lunchtime menu 2 courses I chose the duck and brownie for dessert. Both presented lovely and delicious tasting. My husband had one of their sandwiches... More 

Thank nicola c
Leeds, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tomato meatballs, confit of duck, creamy cauliflower soup, spinach and ricotta ravioli, creme brûlée. All delicious and unbelievably under £25. What a treat and what a bargain if you get the early bird before 6pm It was the first time that we have been and I'm sure it won't be the last. The Sunday dinner menu looked really really tasty...

Thank TeamHF
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year I went here for our 1st visit and left a glowing report. The only thing I stated needed change was the drab looking black & silver sign by the side of the road. We returned this Sunday on the way to our holiday caravan. Straight away I saw a better inviting sign and "under new management ". We... More 

Thank davebyrne169
Preston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with the hubby for a meal the food was lovely ad presented really well new managers are very hands on and very welcoming, I had the roast beef ad it was lovely ad tender ad was asked how I liked it cooked which is a bonus back next week with the family. Keep up the good work

Thank Helen G
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday lunch three course lovely presentation and Excellent service nice atmosphere will defently be going again

Thank Elaine W
Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just called on the off chance, we were made to feel very welcome straight away, the food was lovely, we chose the lunch menu, which was excellent value for money and very tasty, keep up the good work and we will definitely be returning

Thank debbiekellett
Preston, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has recently changed hands and I'm afraid it is not what it used to be. We called on spec and we're told that there were no tables available for us to have a meal by one of the young waitresses. Looking around we noticed that there were only about six people dining so queried this with the bar... More 

Thank Sheila L
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for Sunday lunch with my wife. The restaurant has a modern feel and a good vibe. We both had beef which was a little bit on the rare side. Just the way we like it. The place was busy, but service was faultless.

Thank davekynaston99
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit and I have to say we were disappointed and will not be returning. We had starters , arrived with no crusty bread as stated on the menu. My husband had roast beef for his main meal, 2 thin slices of beef, veg was tasteless , the only nice thing was roast potatoes . I had... More 

Thank christine886
Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impression on arrival was of a smart restaurant with friendly staff. The six of us all had the Sunday lunch menu which was a really good choice. Everyone loved it. There was a good choice of starters - I had the pate. But the main course .. wow. They tell you that the roast beef was pink/medium rare and... More 

Thank Rob B

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?