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Spread Eagle

Sawley, Clitheroe, BB7 4NH +44 1200328982

(((() British
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 19:30

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The staff were friendly, welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. The food was first class, as was the beer

Mark Dunning 24 December 2016
from Manchester

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An award-winning vintage coaching inn, Spread Eagle sits in a stunning rural location in the Ribble Valley. Its traditional pub and restaurant serves a menu of refined British cuisine and homemade pub classics.

Cold water prawn and crayfish cocktail is a light starter on the Spread Eagle menu, made with a spiced tomato, lime & coriander mayonnaise and served with brown bread and butter. A rich casserole of lamb neck fillet with potato and thyme is a comforting main, while traditional pub classics include chef’s pie of the day, made with butter puff pastry, and the signature Spread Eagle fish pie.

Hand-pulled ales and sophisticated wines at the Spread Eagle restaurant and pub in Clitheroe enjoy a rustic setting of slate floors, open fireplaces and oak-beamed ceilings. Themed evenings include a weekly curry night, and a lively Spanish tapas and rioja night.

Spread Eagle sits next to the historic remains of the 12th-century Sawley Abbey in the leafy surrounds of the Forest of Bowland.

Spread Eagle

Sawley, Clitheroe, BB7 4NH

Contact +44 1200441202
Reservations +44 1200328982

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Customer reviews for Spread Eagle

4.6 (((() (based on 25 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (20)
  • dinner (14)
  • views (12)
  • value (9)
  • romantic (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Janet Mckelvey from Manchester

    Excellent food

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Mark Dunning from Manchester

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The staff were friendly, welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. The food was first class, as was the beer

  • ((((* 24 December 2016 by Kelly Townsend from Burnley

    The food was hot and delicious, tasty and well presented. My 4 year old wanted another drink as we were preparing to leave, the waitress kindly brought her a glass of water. We were seated promptly and had a spacious table. The table was very very wobbly...! A bit of a problem with a 6 and 4 year old.

  • ((((* 4 December 2016 by Raymond Foster from Preston

    Very pleasant location

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Julie Marchant from Accrington

    Excellent visit the food is outstanding which the service equally matches. It is full of flavour and beautifully presented. The real ale is spot on although a little pricey but you easily forget about that. Don't hesitate to pay a visit to The Spread Eagle in Sawley. The views from the restaurant are superb you look right out onto the river and fields beyond.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Claire Barton from Clitheroe

    Nice cosy atmosphere in the dining room. Fish & chips was really good, excellent value for money. Staff were very pleasant and efficient.

  • ((((( 29 October 2016 by Andy Mcilroy from Higham

    Well cooked varied menu....dessert menu a bit adventurous for somebody like me

  • ((((* 8 September 2016 by Charlotte Monk from Clitheroe

    Food was fantastic! I had the mussels which I felt needed a little seasoning however apart from that everything tastes fantastic. The prices for the cocktails was not on the leaflet, it states £4.95 which what I expected however that is for pimms.

    Also the service was quite bad. Very long wait between ordering drinks and receiving them, having to ask a lady to come back so that all three of us could order a drink and also it took 20 minutes from being given a dessert menu for someone to ask if we wanted one.
    I know it's the end of the shift however I thought better attention would have been given.

    Also, if it's a warm night please don't open the windows, I don't want to be attacked by midges whilst eating.

    However will definitely be back as the food was amazing!!

  • ((((* 31 August 2016 by Ryan Chapman from Burnley

    Food was amazing

  • ((((( 28 August 2016 by Colette Crowther from Chorley

    Another fabulous lunch. Recommend the fish & chips. Great service & lovely location. Looking forward to going back soon.

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