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

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
brilliant

Brilliant atmosphere brilliant food brilliant staff brilliant pub. Can't say anything bad about this place. Gutted its so far out in the sticks difficult to get to as don't drive but worth every visit. The staff are so friendly the food is relish steak always cooked to perfection. Sticky toffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Zoe B
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Darwen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Darwen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brilliant atmosphere brilliant food brilliant staff brilliant pub. Can't say anything bad about this place. Gutted its so far out in the sticks difficult to get to as don't drive but worth every visit. The staff are so friendly the food is relish steak always cooked to perfection. Sticky toffee pudding is one of the best.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly atmosphere and lovely staff who look after you well. Being vegetarian I find it hard to get a good meal but I have no problem here, delicious freshly cooked food at a reasonable price.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

nice frendly staff,fresh home made food and mo,s ice cream is to die for , warm and good for the money , will be going again

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Slightly worried about the most recent reviews our group of 5 decided to risk it on a Monday night and were glad we did. Two course steak night deal at £11.95 with the option of £3 extra if you wanted fillet steak, mixed grill or a 28oz ribeye. 3 rib eyes, 1 fillet and 1 sirloin followed 3 pate and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Feel really let down after our last visit to the Crown & Thistle, what's going on!? I have been on numerous occasions before and this has always been my first choice for excellent food and service, but both were sadly lacking. We were the only couple in on Thursday afternoon and had braved the poor weather to take our custom... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I took family for a meal on tuesday night. By the time we arrived there was only one other person in and it took us 10 minutes to get a drink as she totally ignored us to carry on a conversation . Food was just ok . We had finished our starters and had to wait for over 10 minutes... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Didn't feel welcome from the second we walked in - would have liked to have sat at the bar for a drink but was shimmied through to the "snug" which was basically the corridor between the bar and the restaurant and was busier than Barton bridge! Place felt "damp" & "dirty" and there was nothing to entice us to order... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Me and the Mrs called in here on a Sunday afternoon. We both had the 2 course Sunday lunch its was excellent. There is a good selection of beers and wines and the real fires add to the cozy atmosphere. Staff were great we will certainly be coming back..

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Lancashire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Food was very tasty and hot. Staff lovely. Reasonably priced. Will definitely visit again and have recommended to others. Disapointed that the real fire remained unlit, as this would have added to the ambience and atmosphere especially in the middle of December!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I have just been AGAIN for a lovely meal. The words cannot describe how amazing the food is. The cheese and onion pie is to die for. We both had that with chips and beans. The portions that you get are massive 😊. And to top it off M'O'S HOMEMADE FERORRO ROCHER ICE - CREAM is the... 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

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