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The Crown and Thistle

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37 Roman Rd, Hoddlesden, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
01254 705518‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spur of the Moment Visit for a Late Lunch

The Crown and Thistle is a pub/eatery that is out of the way on the Roman Road in Hoddlesden. We were out on a Bank Holiday looking for a decent pub to have some food and maybe a pint or two, and happened across this place and decided to go in on the spur of the moment. We arrived in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
RhysDaniels
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This place has been recommended by several people. So glad we came here. The food is top notch. Cheap for the quality of the food. Staff are lovely. Can taste the freshness. Will be coming here alot more. Just a shame its hidden.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Crown and Thistle is a pub/eatery that is out of the way on the Roman Road in Hoddlesden. We were out on a Bank Holiday looking for a decent pub to have some food and maybe a pint or two, and happened across this place and decided to go in on the spur of the moment. We arrived in... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been going to this restaurant for a number of years. Food has always been very good and the prices are good. Service is good - a family run business where you can tell that the staff take an interest. A little out of the way but well worth the trouble to go there

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Best steak in ages. It was cooked exactly how I wanted it and a decent cut. Relaxed atmosphere and staff very welcoming ..great service. Will go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went with our family yesterday for Sunday lunch and everything was perfect the food was great and the staff were very friendly and brilliant with the children! We will be back soon.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Just been for Sunday Lunch. Cost £10.95 for two courses of their Sunday roast. (Another £2.00) for 3 courses) Had roast beef with roast and boiled potatoes,mash,plus three vegetables. Very large portions and three slices of beef. Chosen desert was lemon cheesecake with two scoups of ice cream. Very good value meal with attentive and efficient waitresses. Whilst the lemon... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Four of us visited on a Monday lunchtime at about 12.00 pm , instead of choosing from the special steak menu three of us chose the £9.95 two course menu and one off the main menu . All our food was excellent and plentifull with real chunky chips and piping hot . Instead of having starters we opted for the... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

4 off us went for lunch and we all had the 2 courses for a tenner all the food was lovely and my beef curry was the best I have had wife had the homemade chicken and veg soup which was very good and the chilli con carne which was also very good Service was good and pretty quick will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I don't think I will return again after last time. Luke warm welcoming slow service. But they do serve a descent pint. That's all really.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We are regular but infrequent visitors to this pub, the food is good and very reasonably priced, but the service is dictatorial. On one occasion we were told not to sit down until we were told, when I disobeyed this order, I was reprimanded. Should have walked out then. We went today, because it is very local, and despite obviously... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Roman Rd, Hoddlesden, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: 01254 705518‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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