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The Crown and Thistle

37 Roman Rd, Hoddlesden, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
01254 705518‎
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Ranked #9 of 44 restaurants in Darwen
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Crown and Thistle made a welcoming change for a lunchtime meal. The pub/restaurant was clean and very welcoming. The menu was good value and there was a nice choice of 'real ale'. The steak and ale pie was exceptionally good and with a starter included, at under £10, my lunch was very good value. If all the other pubs/restaurants... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

went couple of week ago 6 people for lunch cost 90 pound the soup was flavourless and bland . the steaks were not a patch on what they used to be like , far too fatty have they changed there supplier ????? . there are better places to have lunch at much better prices

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Darwen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We've had many family meals and celebrated events at the Crown and Thistle, it is highly affordable and there is a different offer on each day. We have done the Pie night and the Steak Nights - both of which are highly recommended. Proper food not just reheated crap and a proper cozy feel to the pub with real fires... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

it was the first time we'd visited this restaurant/pub based on recommendations from friends and we were absolutely blown away with the quality of the food. We'll definitely be going back. The steaks were amazing and also the homemade ice-cream which the kids loved! I would recommend it to anyone.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Lovely quaint pub, great food and atmosphere. Good value for money, I would recommend booking as the pub does seem to have a constant stream of diners. good menu and the hot chocolate fudge cake was beautiful, the strawberry fondue i thought was rather expensive for what you received and it was a bit of a let down. will definately... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have eaten here several times always at Sunday lunchtime. The 2 course lunch and sweet is such brilliant value!! Always excellent food and the knickerbocker glory with home made ice cream is out of this world. Great location, staff attentive and atmosphere laid back and friendly. A great place to eat.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Crown and Thistle pub is very cosy.They always have their log burning stoves on.I have been there three times for lunch and it has always been very consistent regarding standard of food..Good choice,and food always fresh looking ie nicely prepared salads,very crispy chips etc.Staff very friendly

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Walked over to the crown and thistle and had a very nice meal! Will definitely be coming back in the future ! All of our meals were very Nice and at a reasonable price.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went here this evening for a Mother's Day meal, as we expected it was busy. We booked a table a week in advance and also double checked the booking, unfortunately there was some mix up and it took ten minutes to be seated. However, the waitress was extremely apologetic about this and it was all fine. We all had a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner on Saturday evening. The bar area is very rustic with wood burning fireplace. The food selection is typical pub food. I opted for the gammon steak with fried egg. The gammon is huge with really thick cut chips which were excellent. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and is suitable for children and couples alike.

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