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The White Swan at Fence

300 Wheatley Ln Rd, Fence, BB12 9QA

((((( British
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.

Chef treated us to two amouse bouches which were delicious. All our party really enjoyed all the food although the people who had lamb said it was rather chewy. All the staff were very helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Will definitely return.

Bill Hinchliffe 14 April 2017
from Rossendale

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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 112 reviews)
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  • lunch (70)
  • value (41)
  • romantic (21)
  • luxury (20)
  • business (12)
  • private dining (12)
  • trendy (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • child friendly (3)
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  • afternoon tea (2)
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  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Barry Langford from Wilpshire

    Excellent food, excellent staff, good location and enjoyed the traditional bar & dining section

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Toni Darcy from Clitheroe

    Absolutely gorgeous from the moment we walked inside. The staff are so friendly and the food is out of this world!

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by David Steyne from Sheffield

    Really, REALLY good food; delicious ingredients, excellently prepared and beautifully presented. Exceptional, delicate amusé bouche
    Friendly, helpful, well informed staff. The ad hoc flight was well chosen, and fully explained, by Gareth. The very slight slippage in coordinating wine and food service was understandable in a restaurant full to capacity and more than compensated for by an extra dessert and (perfectly timed) accompaning Shiraz
    We'll be back!

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Eve Ellison from London

    Excellent food as always.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Daniel Little from Burnley

    We ate here on Good friday as it was our wedding anniversary. when we arrived about half an hour before we were due to be seated we were quickly informed there may be a wait for our table as it was very busy , We didn't mind as we were in no rush . We had a couple of drinks at the bar . When we sat at our table we received a free round of drinks in a way of apology. We also received two small samples of the tasting menu as we awaited our starters . My wife had the vegetarian risotto which she said was delicious. I had the potato skin which had chives potato and herring roe. Which was beautiful. My wife then had Truffle, jersey royals and a salsa verde . Which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the venison with a liquorice sauce and parsnips , i also ordered a side of mash as the dish didn't come with potatoes, It was beautiful. We then both opted for the Soufle which was straight from the oven and perfectly cooked firm on the top and gooey in the centre , it was served with ice cream and a hot chocolate sauce . We thoroughly enjoyed our meal , We will return again soon as we have previously. Stunning food , i wish them all the best with aiming for accolades, as a chef myself this is quickly becoming the place to go in the area . Keep up the great work guys and girls.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Bill Hinchliffe from Rossendale

    Chef treated us to two amouse bouches which were delicious. All our party really enjoyed all the food although the people who had lamb said it was rather chewy. All the staff were very helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Will definitely return.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Jeanette Naden from Merseyside

    This was our first time dining here and it won't be our last. We had the tasting menu at £40 and it was amazing. Every course was beautifully cooked and bursting with flavour. We have been to some Michelin star restaurants and not had the quality and standard of cooking and depth of flavours we had at the White Swan. Front of house was excellent also.

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Stephen Griffin from Longridge

    Third visit this year
    Fantastic food and well worth the 35 minute drive to eat here
    Best value pub dining in the area for food of this quality

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Karen Holden from Barrowford

    Great experience. Attentive friendly staff and great food. Dexter fillet steak was fabulous.

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Linda Hardicre from Manchester

    The food was superb
    The staff were superb
    The canapés were a lovely added touch which of course were also superb
    Travelled some distance to restaurant definitely worth the drive

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