Excellent meal on my 70 th birthday on Boxing day enjoyed by all.
Two return visits for a birthday celebration and a mid-week treat proved this restaurant is continuously top class. Excellent, plentiful food, beautiful decor and fab staff. Thank you Neal for excellent service on every visit. Can't recommend you highly enough and ooking forwrad to our next visit already.
We visited the Sparling recently for the first time as it is a Hi-Life Platinum restaurant . We are so glad we did because this is a truly fab venue; clean, modern decor, relaxed atmosphere, roaring open fires and well-spaced out tables so you can enjoy some privacy even when other diners are sitting nearby. The heating had broken just as the snow arrived so Neil brought individual heaters to the tables to keep everyone warm and toasty. We felt like nothing was too much trouble, and that the staff truly cared that you had a great dining experience, not just a nice meal. We are really looking forward to returning again as the menu had a great choice, the food was delicious and plentiful and of a very high standard. We both went with Neil's recommendations and were so glad we did as our meals were divine. Can't praise this place highly enough.
Worst resturant ive been too staff rude and very unfriendly .. Service rubbish .. Was made to feel we wasent welcome .. Food horrible .. Couldnt eat it !!! Menu was very limited as most things wasent avalible sold out !! Watress put a hot bowl of soup over my toddlers head to place it on the table !! Not one member of staff smiled the whole time we where there .. And since returing home my husband has been glued to the toilet ... Would i recommened this place NO
Another visit to the Sparling's on the 2nd June for my partners birthday and had yet another wonderful meal. I had a large bouquet of flowers delayed in the afternoon to the sparling's as a surprise for my partner and neil was more than happy to assist with the surprise. He put us on a large table even though the place was very busy and the service was excellent. I cannot praise this place enough, the food is unbelievable and neil is just a pleasure to watch.
We will be going again tonight (9th June) with a couple of friend's who haven't been yet, so there in for a big surprise.
Keep it up and thank you neil.
John & Paul
We have had a few excellent meals at the refurbished Sparling and would be delighted to return anytime. The menu has a good choice and the food is delicious , plentiful and of a very high standard.....a true modern Gastro Pub. Front of House Neal is always most welcoming & attentive, always checking to make sure everything is to your liking. In addition he keeps a good choice of Hand - pulled Real Ales ....always delicious.....of which he is rightly proud. The whole experience is reasonably priced and we would (and do!) recommend this great Gastro Pub to anyone who enjoys and appreciates their food & drink. (This must be worth a free pint next time, Neal??)
Our party of four was out for a joint birthday lunch.Nothing special.... we do it every year. This time WAS special when we truly enjoyed our varied choices served piping hot by mine host Neal.
Apart from the delicious, well presented food we really appreciated the modern, comfortable setting AND, for us the absence of tired out old tunes on musak. This made conversation so much easier. Thank you Neal and we hope to be at The Sparling Barton again soon.
A great night was had by all . value for money , great staff , a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and no pressure to leave our table , it was ours for the night .10/10
We had a lovely tasty delicious meal here. Good value too. Will definitely be back and would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Super experience. Nice ambience, ordered from the specials menu and the food was delicious. Service was spot on, both from the bar staff and the table waiters. Looking forward to next time.