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BANTAMS HISTORY WEEK LAUNCH // SAT 20th APRIL // 12 noon

Posted by Mark in Events, Sparrow News

We are pleased to hold the launch of Bantams History Week! At 12 noon Mark Lawn, chairman of Bradford City, will pull the first pint of Baines Blonde, an exclusively produced beer brewed for the event by Saltaire Brewery. John Baines invented packeted football cards in 1885. Millions of these cards were produced down the road at 15 North Parade! Come down for a beer and learn how a Bradford based company shaped global football culture. The launch falls on the same day as Bradford City’s last home game of the season.

http://www.bantamspast.co.uk/

Press release:

The Bantams’ History Week will be launched at the Sparrow Bier Café at noon with the pulling of Baines Blonde, the first pint of an exclusively produced beer brewed by Saltaire Brewery. A brief welcome and talk will be given by the organiser of the Bantams’ History Week, and author of Glorious 1911 and Paraders, David Pendleton, about the History Week itself and the hidden sporting history of North Parade.

North Parade, historically one of the smarter streets in the city centre, has strong links with the heritage of Bradford City AFC. Baines Cards, producers of millions of collectors cards depicting sports personalities and clubs in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, had its base on North Parade. Originally from Manningham, the company moved to North Parade as its business grew to staggering proportions. Featured on their cards were numerous players of Bradford City, Bradford Park Avenue and Bradford Northern. However, Baines also catered for a national and international audience and every conceivable sporting aspect was covered by their cards which were avidly collected by boys young and old.

From Montevideo to Manchester, Tokyo to Turin, today the appeal of football cards knows no bounds. Yet how many people are aware that this global obsession has its roots in Victorian Bradford? John Baines, a Bradfordian who shaped global football culture.

The sporting heritage of North Parade will be celebrated by a storyboard displayed on the walls of the Sparrow Bier Cafe. You will be able to toast that heritage with a pint of Baines Blonde, specially produced by Saltaire Brewery and exclusively on sale at the Sparrow.

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THE SPARROW AND PRASHAD PRESENT JOINT BEER AND CURRY MATCHING EVENTS

Posted by Mark in Events, Sparrow News

Award winning Bradford-born institutions The Sparrow bier café and Prashad Indian vegetarian restaurant are teaming up for two very special, exclusive beer and curry matching events.

Designed for beer connoisseurs and passionate foodies, these ticketed events will offer the opportunity to get a real education in some of the finest international food and drink Yorkshire has to offer in two very different settings.

First, The Sparrow will host an informal gathering of beer lovers with the chance to taste Prashad’s famous finger food and roadside snacks whilst enjoying a few pints of specially selected beers from around the world. The Sparrow’s owners, along with their suppliers and network of experts, will provide a combination of classic beers and more exclusive editions that are rarely available in the UK.

A few weeks later, ticket holders will take part in an extra special authentic Indian dining experience at Prashad’s new restaurant in Drighlington, where they will be served five courses of delicious vegetarian Gujarati-influenced tapas, along with tasters of hand-picked beers chosen to perfectly complement the food. Each course will come with expert commentary from a leading beer expert and Prashad’s passionate team. Far from being just for veggies, this event will take even the most committed carnivores on a journey of discovery through new tastes, textures and flavours – with Prashad’s guarantee that you won’t miss the meat!

·         The Sparrow event: Sunday 24th March 2013. 6-10pm. £12 per person (includes three selected drinks and finger food served all night)

·         Prashad event: Tuesday 9th April or Tuesday 16th April 2013. 7-10pm. (30 places at each), £25 per person (includes five courses of Indian vegetarian tapas-style dishes and six specially selected beers)

There are only 60 places available at each venue and tickets are expected to sell quickly so buy early to avoid disappointment. They will go on sale at both venues on Friday 1st March and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can call to reserve a ticket but it must be collected and paid for within 48 hours. You must keep your original tickets and present them on the door on the night of each event.

We hope to repeat this exciting collaboration again in the future so if you aren’t one of the lucky ones that gets a ticket, watch this space for future opportunities…

For directions and more information about Prashad, visit: http://www.prashad.co.uk/

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CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES!

Posted by Mark in Sparrow News

Come in for a beer this Christmas. Here are our festive opening hours:

Mon 17th: 11am – 11pm
Tue 18th: 11am – 11pm
Wed 19th: 11am – 11pm
Thu 20th: 11am – 12am
Fri 21st: 11am – 12am
Sat 22nd: 11am – 12am
Sun 23rd: 12pm – 11pm

Mon 24th (Christmas Eve): 11am – 12am
Tue 25th (Christmas Day): CLOSED
Wed 26th (Boxing Day): 11am – 11pm
Thu 27th: 11am – 12am
Fri 28th: 11am – 12am
Sat 29th: 11am – 12am
Sun 30th: 11am – Late

Mon 31st (New Years Eve): 11am – 2am
Tue 1st (New Years Day): CLOSED
Wed 2nd: BACK TO NORMAL

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STREET FOOD FRIDAYS! (30/11 – 14/12)

Posted by Mark in Events, Sparrow News

Join us on Street Food Fridays for top quality, freshly prepared eats featuring some of the north’s best vendors.

FRI 30th NOV
FISH& (fish and chips with a twist)

FRI 7th DEC
THE PIZZA POD (authentic wood fired pizzas)

FRI 14th Dec
EL TOPO (San Francisco style burritos)

Food served 4pm – 10pm.

We will be pairing beer with the food on offer, so come on down for a few brews and some awesome grub!

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CHRISTMAS DRINKS PARTIES // CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Posted by Mark in Sparrow News

CHRISTMAS PARTIES!
We are now taking bookings for Christmas drinks parties! Our downstairs room is available to hire free of charge and is ideal for small groups of up to 30 people! Savoury snacks and nibbles are available on request. If you are interested get in touch but be quick as the diary is getting full. Contact details can be found on the ‘info‘ section of our website.

CHRISTMAS OPENING (from 10th December)
Mon: 11am – 11pm
Tue: 11am – 11pm
Wed: 11am – 11pm
Thu: 11am – 12am
Fri: 11am – 12am
Sat: 11am – 12am
Sun: 12pm – Late

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
CHRISTMAS EVE: 11am – 12am
CHRISTMAS DAY: CLOSED
BOXING DAY: 11am – 11pm
NEW YEARS EVE: 11am – 2am
NEW YEARS DAY: CLOSED
WED 2ND JAN: Back to normal

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GOOD BEER GUIDE 2013

Posted by Mark in Sparrow News

We are pleased to announce that we are in CAMRA’s Good Beer guide 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our regular customers. The Guide is available to buy from all good book shops and we have a copy behind the bar for your reading pleasure!

BREWING BEERS AT SALTAIRE!

Posted by Mark in Sparrow News

A few days ago we were at Saltaire Brewery brewing two special birthday beers. Both beers are named after species of sparrow. Dunnock is an American style dry hopped IPA and Black Throat is a black IPA. They will be available for you to try at our birthday weekend from the 16th May.

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Bradford CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2012

Posted by Mark in Sparrow News

We have just been awarded Bradford CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2012. We are proud to have achieved this after only been open a year and would like to thank all of our customers. The presentation evening will take place on Wed 27th June. Keep your eyes peeled for details.

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Today’s Beers (10/05/16)

Posted by Mark in Sparrow News

CASK

Rat Brewery White Rat (4%)

Bad Co Communication Meltdown (5.6%)

Atom Critical Temperature (6.5%)

Black Iris Bleeding Heart (4.5%)

KEG

Northern Monk Eternal Darkness (4.1%)

Black Iris x BrewDog Perfect Storm (4.9%)

Wylam Hickey The Rake (4.2%)

Brass Castle Polish Champagne (4.2%)

Bernard Light Pilsner (3.8%) 

Bernard Unfiltered (5%) 

Bernard Dark Pilsner (5.1%) 

Broadoak Vintage Cider (4.5%)

 

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