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The White Swan at Fence

300 Wheatley Ln Rd, Fence, BB12 9QA

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Main course: £17
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 20:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:30.

The evening was very enjoyable. The food and service was excellent.

Peter Hindle 11 June 2017
from Burnley

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With roaring fires, a cosy ambience and a truly inventive menu of bold world flavours made with fresh, seasonal produce, The White Swan at Fence is an exciting blend of traditional countryside pub, and fantastic fine dining.

The White Swan at Fence menu changes daily, and is dependent on what seasonal ingredients will be best to use at the time. Dishes have included eclectic starters like pig's head nuggets with lardo and cauliflower salad, and smoked eel with parsnip, charred kale and veal. Premium British flavours are found in mains like Goosnargh guinea fowl with baked celeriac, wild mushrooms and lovage, and Scottish mackerel with kohlrabi, apple and organic lemon.

Desserts at The White Swan at Fence Burnley feature stunningly presented creations, such as vanilla panna cotta with leafy lemon, iced rhubarb and flowers. There is a full wine list served, and signature homemade spirit infusions.

Featuring bold, inventive recipes and a welcoming ambience, The White Swan at Fence sits just 6 minutes' drive from Brierfield Rail Station

The White Swan at Fence

300 Wheatley Ln Rd, Fence, BB12 9QA

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Customer reviews for The White Swan at Fence

4.8 ((((( (based on 147 reviews)
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  • dinner (115)
  • lunch (94)
  • value (52)
  • romantic (32)
  • luxury (25)
  • business (16)
  • private dining (15)
  • trendy (11)
  • large parties (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • views (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Alan Huxley from Rossendale

    Loved our visit very friendly staff good lunch menu. Attractively presented food which was delicious.

  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Saskia Rosser from Manchester

    We went here for a birthday celebration and had the tasting menu for lunch. All the dishes were amazing. The cheeseboard was fabulous, all cheeses were in perfect condition. Great service and fabulous food. Thank you to all the staf!

  • ((((( 14 June 2017 by Pauline Stephenson from Salterforth

    The lunch was excellent. The portions look small but believe me we were full after eating the two courses and complimentary taster. Tom is a very talented chef. I had the lamb which was so tasty served with pea purée, peas and asparagus. My friend had the fish and said it was excellent. The pudding was yummy. Raspberries if I remember rightly and that old Lancashire favourite cinder toffee. A blast from the past of childhood. A shame Tom was knocked out of the great British menu.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Andrew Brearley from Saddleworth

    There was a warm and friendly welcome on arrival, and the atmosphere was vibrant.

    Tom's food was outstanding, the only issue was choosing what to have. Fortunately having 4 in our party we were able to sample all the available choices and none disappointed. The food presentation was fantastic, the flavours were a delight and not forgetting Graham's cheese board, which was outstanding as was his enthusiasm for the cheeses on offer.

    The service was friendly, efficient, but not intrusive or rushed. All in all it was a very satisfying experience and well worth the hour drive to get there, we'll definitely be going back again.

  • ((((* 12 June 2017 by Susan Eastham from Foulridge

    I've visited only once before and was disappointed with the experience but perhaps it was because we were late booking and it was a particularly busy Saturday evening . Our party was seated near a fire and incoming diners stood in front of our table making us feel uncomfortably warm . The food , however was of a high quality and delicious . I'm pleased , therefore , I returned with three other diners on Sunday June 11th and throughly enjoyed Sunday lunch . The menu was good value and choices varied . I chose turbot as did another member of the party . The quality was excellent , sauce tasty etc . I felt , however , the portion small and would have benefitted from extra vegetables . Other members of the party chose beef which was beautifully presented and delicious . The restaurant was full with diners and the staff were very attentive and knowledgable . I will certainly return to dine again .

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Glenn Adams from Barrowford

    Superb service and food/drink, lovely atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Julie from Rossendale

    Lovely, interesting lunch with surprising combinations of flavours. Loved the tiny mushrooms in the potato skins starter; sweet and zingy, a complete surprise.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Peter Hindle from Burnley

    The evening was very enjoyable. The food and service was excellent.

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by David Burge from London

    Excellent food in an unpretentious setting. Dedicated staff who were incredibly helpful and pleasant. Highly recommend will book again whenever I'm North.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Lola from Fence


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