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Sparrow Bier Café (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kirkstall - VirtuosExcellent1
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Excellent1
Five Points - Hook Island RedExcellent1
Blackjack - Citra IPAExcellent1
Hand Drawn Monkey - Aussie RedExcellent1
Anarchy - Sublime ChaosExcellent1
Northern Monk - Northern Star Mocha PorterExcellent1
Wylam - Jakehead IPAGood1
Brewsmith - CascadeGood1
Summer Wine (SWB) - TeleporterGood1
Hand Drawn Monkey - Summer PaleGood1
Springhead - Roaring MegGood1
Marble - BitterGood1
Atom - Blonde AleNot Tried0
Sunbeam - Shepherds DelightNot Tried0
Sunbeam - Thunder RoadNot Tried0
Ilkley - BlackNot Tried0
Brass Castle - CliffhangerNot Tried0
Black Iris - Flame OutNot Tried0
Atom - Blend 1 - CamomileNot Tried0
Black Iris - Smoked chilli IPANot Tried0
Saltaire - Saltaire PrideNot Tried0
Rat - Mother RatNot Tried0
Ilkley - Joshua JaneNot Tried0
Ilkley - Rosa OstaraNot Tried0
Tapped Brew Co - Ale Best BitterNot Tried0
Out There - LaikaNot Tried0
Ilkley - RombaldNot Tried0
Hop Studio - BlondeNot Tried0

Visits Details

05 Oct 2018 (McGargle)
Very pleasant and chatty service.
Kirkstall - Virtuos4.50ExcellentLight, refershing. Packed with Simcoe hops.
Wylam - Jakehead IPA6.30GoodUnusual find on cask. Might have been better a tad cooler.
28 Jun 2016 (Mick)
Another deserted pub, maybe the rain is responsible.
Anarchy - Sublime Chaos7.00ExcellentSuper, black and rich.
Tapped Brew Co - Ale Best Bitter3.50Not Tried
Out There - Laika4.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Not Tried
08 Dec 2015 (Mick)
Walked up from Jacobs. A wet evening.
Blackjack - Citra IPA6.00ExcellentGood hoppy citra ipa, a touch sweet maybe but very nice.
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
Sunbeam - Thunder Road6.20Not Tried
Ilkley - Rosa Ostara4.60Not Tried
02 Dec 2015 (Mick)
Not many in early evening, always different beers on here.
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50GoodNice pint, pale and good hops, nice finish.
Saltaire - Saltaire Pride3.90Not Tried
Rat - Mother Rat5.50Not Tried
29 Jul 2015 (Mick)
Busy on a cold wet Bradford evening,
Northern Monk - Northern Star Mocha Porter5.90ExcellentVery nice, coffee to the fore, super.
Brewsmith - Cascade3.90GoodNice pale hoppy beer.
Hand Drawn Monkey - Summer Pale4.50GoodNice enough but little finish.
Atom - Blend 1 - Camomile4.20Not Tried
Black Iris - Smoked chilli IPA5.40Not Tried
19 Jan 2015 (Mick)
Not many in on this cold evening. Found a seat and a table
Hand Drawn Monkey - Aussie Red5.00ExcellentPale copper bitter. Good hop aroma and an intense bitter finish. Brewed with Australian hops apparently.
Ilkley - Black3.70Not Tried
Brass Castle - Cliffhanger3.90Not Tried
Black Iris - Flame Out4.40Not Tried
30 Dec 2014 (Mick)
Full, loud, busy.
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00ExcellentReally nice full flavoured, fruity and hoppy. Deep red ale with a good long finish. Stayed with this despite other tempting beers.
Atom - Blonde Ale4.00Not Tried
Sunbeam - Shepherds Delight4.50Not Tried
Sunbeam - Thunder Road6.20Not Tried
25 Nov 2014 (Mick)
Fairly busy as usual but managed to get a seat. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50ExcellentPale gold, goods hops and a lasting finish.
Marble - Bitter3.90GoodNice pale hoppy bitter, should of had this before the Lotus.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Teleporter5.00GoodSmooth Porter. Good malt, a bit creamy, nice enough but not outstanding.
Hop Studio - Blonde3.50Not Tried

About the Sparrow Bier Café

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3HZ.

Situated in North Parade close to the city centre. Opened in May 2011. Café style bar with four hand pumps and a large range of bottled beer. Lots of local beers and some from all over the UK. A dozen or so Formica topped tables.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BD1 3HZ