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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
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

They had the trio of requirements. The food was spot on. The portion size was huge and perfect for a cold monday evening when I left I was litterally stuffed. The venue was warm and inviting and was topped off by the friendly hosts. The icecream certainly a strong contender for the top position. Great value, they have a range... More

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Accrington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Called in for sunday lunch, we opted for the two course special offer. The dinners came looked good, plenty on the plate then the big let down the roast beef! I spent more time pulling lumps of grissle back out of my mouth than i did chewing. I did inform the waitress when she collected the plates about the beef... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visit this place regularly and not once have we had a bad meal. Service is always friendly and polite. The food is traditional pub food with ample portion sizes and is presented really nicely. I love the homemade ice cream it is worth the visit just for the ice cream alone. The atmosphere is great with log fires burning... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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