RestaurantsLancashireFenceBB12

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Summary

£106
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “proper local pub but with Michelin star food” is many reporters’ “restaurant of the year” – with service that’s both “fun and professional, not at all stuffy” and “stunningly good food” from chef Tom Parker, who trained at nearby Lancashire powerhouse Northcote. Top Menu Tip – “the beetroot ice cream is sublime”.

Summary

£97
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Every dish is sublime”“a real joy” – at this “unpretentious pub” near Burnley with “fantastic cooking” from “brilliant” chef Tom Parker, who “learned his craft at local Northcote and now has a diary released three months at a time”. “It’s a one-hit menu each day depending on seasonality and his mood”“not exclusively fish but the fish dishes are superb”. The whole operation, including co-owners Gareth & Laura Ostick, is “very clever” and represents “excellent value”“it’s not really cheap, but much much cheaper than similar establishments of this class”.

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliant cooking, usually based on locally sourced ingredients, that’s inventive but not too eccentric and always precisely cooked” from Tom Parker has established this “funky” pub-restaurant, north of Burnley, as one of the best in the region. That and the fact that it’s “the only Timothy Taylors pub in Lancashire” (if you are not a beer drinker, there is also a “short but interesting wine list”). And they’re “such nice people” too, with “co-owners Gareth & Laura Ostick running front of house with affable efficiency”. “Tables around the bar have the best atmosphere but the little dining room to the left may be a touch more comfortable”. One downer – one or two reporters are “sad that the restaurant has re-opened with a no-choice menu”.

Summary

£47
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very classy indeed” – Tom Parker’s “informal” pub-restaurant “shows no sign of slowing down”, having snaffled a star from the tyre men in 2018. A “small menu of great seasonal and local ingredients is cooked and presented beautifully” and, as the only Timothy Taylors pub in Lancashire, there’s no cause to complain about the beer.

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300 Wheatley Lane Rd, Fence, BB12 9QA

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White Swan at Fence Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of White Swan at Fence Restaurant in BB12, Fence by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of White Swan at Fence restaurant.
Craig H
Very good food at a great price. Very frien...
Reviewed 1 months, 15 days ago

"Very good food at a great price. Very friendly service"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £0.00 £0.00
Lunch £0.00 £55.00
Dinner £0.00 £80.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
300 Wheatley Lane Rd, Fence, BB12 9QA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑1:20 pm, 5:40 pm‑8:20 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑1:20 pm, 5:40 pm‑8:20 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:20 pm, 5:40 pm‑8:20 pm
Friday5:40 pm‑8:40 pm
Saturday5:40 pm‑8:40 pm
SundayCLOSED

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