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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pub grub, homemade ice cream

We popped in here on the off chance without booking. We were lucky a table had just become available, I would advise you book has it gets very busy. The food was lovely and plenty of it. They have tables in the bar area, a coal fuelled stove heats the area. There are also tables upstairs, when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Helen1313
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We popped in here on the off chance without booking. We were lucky a table had just become available, I would advise you book has it gets very busy. The food was lovely and plenty of it. They have tables in the bar area, a coal fuelled stove heats the area. There are also tables upstairs, when we visited there... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A lovely English country pub, quaint with open fires, a fab place to sit and have a pre dinner drink. The steaks were cookedto perfection, all the meals, entrees and deserts were just great. Good food generouse servings, reasonable prices, loved the atmosphere had several visits to this pub on my visit to the area and will definitely be going... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had lunch here with my partner and his mum before he left for a round the world trip. Was filling and reasonably priced.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

4 of us have just been here and had a great lunch time meal with friendly service. Just had Cod fish with homemade chips and mushy peas. Gammon and a duck salad. All served piping hot and a generously amount. It's worth the drive out for some traditional home cooked food. Also San Migual on draft. You could spend an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beef ciabatta was lacking in beef, garnish was nice, ordered bowl of chips, eight came on main plate. Wouldn't go again.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Called today for lunch on a walk from Entwistle to Darwen,the walk was boggy but the lunch at the C and T was excellent.The rack of lamb best ever and my wife who is a expert on steak sandwiches devoured hers.The Timothy Taylor's Landlord was particularly moorish.Thank you for a lovely lunch break.

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Colmenar, Spain
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Booked table for six-thirty for dinner with my family of six adults. Place was busy and after ordering drinks from the bar waited some 20 minutes for our table. Ordered starters but had to wait quite some time for them, but we're very appetising. Main course was very good apart from the poor selection of vegetables, sweet-corn and a very... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Crown & Thistle on a Saturday lunch and were very pleased we did. We had not been for a few years and think it has recently had new owners. The service and food were excellent. Great menu, nice large portions served steaming hot and very well presented and delicious. We will be going back and I can... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night and overall the visit was a little disappointing. We got our drinks at the bar and were shown to our table upstairs. There was a small delay before our order was taken but this was nothing to the delay in getting the three starters that we ordered. It was over half an hour before... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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