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Fence Gate Inn

) #12 of 153 Restaurants in Burnley $$ - $$$ , British,
Wheatley Lane | Fence, Burnley BB12 9EE, England
+44 1282 618101
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (7 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wheatley Lane | Fence, Burnley BB12 9EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here as a pre meet for drinks, the food looked good, lots of good gins, friendly staff and had a lovely outside setting area which was nice in the sun, great place and we will be returning for food.

Thank eduardandkate
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place for drinks or a meal large car parking room out front to sit outside seemed very popular on a Sunday teatime will definitely 'revisit

Thank Steph_1968_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a Friday evening celebrating a family birthday. I had previously that day been over with decorations for the table, balloon etc. Arrived at the table but no decorations to be seen. I asked the waitress who then brought the balloon and table confetti...More

1  Thank karen l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean tables, nice decor, menu caters for all tastes, food good, staff friendly. I've seen lots of improvements in service over the last year or so, so I like it here. Backless stools still uncomfortable though. Put them on your list for replacement.

Thank MRTraveller794
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found our latest visit was very impersonal. The greeting was ok, the staff were ok, the drinks were ok, the food was ok. Guess what - it was ok, but not great. It was a little expensive for what we got. I would rather...More

Thank Garth458
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had our daughters wedding at the Fencegate on the 17th June. Everything ran perfectly from start to finish. Our guests were very impressed with the food and many commented that it was excellent. The room was beautiful. Even the weather was good. Quite a few...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been for lunch and it was absolutely superb as always. The place has a wonderful calm and relaxing atmosphere and all the staff are friendly, pleasant and efficient, I could have happily sat there all day. The food was spot on, I had the...More

Thank Johnslas
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Johnslas thank you for your lovely five star review and for sharing it here, I will pass on your kind comments to the staff - we hope you'll return soon. Regards Shane Williams General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today (Sunday) with wife and young child. We've eaten at the FGI maybe half a dozen times over the past year and we never seem to come away saying "what a lovely meal", you do get the feeling that they are happy with 'acceptable...More

1  Thank Axelariat
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Axelariat for your feedback. I am keen to discuss this experience with you personally, please contact me on 01282 618101 Regards Shane Williams General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited fencegate for my birthday last week, service was spot on and the food was delicious I had a garlic mushroom on toast and a steak for main definitely recommended!!!

Thank Jawhittiker
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jawhittiker for your five star review, we certainly loved reading your feedback and hope you'll return soon Regards Shane Williams General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding in the Cromdale Room on June 3rd and it was truly amazing from start to finish!! The room looked fabulous and all our requests where met kindly by Keeley and Hannah. The day ran perfectly, the food was exquisite and the...More

Thank missmason84
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you missmason84 for your great review. We are overjoyed that you allowed us to share in your big day. Thank you for your nice comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff, it makes all the hard work worthwhile . We hope to see you...More

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Rod M
19 July 2017|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
The newly opened Fence Gate Lodge is just across the road from the Fence Gate itself. It's very luxurious, fabulous bathrooms and lovely decor throughout. The staff are helpful and very friendly. Breakfast is very good... More
4 August 2015|
Response from Keeley B | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes you are welcome to just have a drink at Fence Gate rather than dine. We have a lovely cosy bar and outdoor seating area where you can make yourself comfortable and enjoy drinks. We are open... More
12 February 2015|
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Response from Pauline B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve food on saturday but as everyone has already said you do need to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheatley Lane | Fence, Burnley BB12 9EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 618101
consistantly good food and bar snacks
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