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Tockholes, Darwen, Lancashire, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
01254 702733
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Ranked #14 of 47 Restaurants in Darwen
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We went for a meal out with friends on Saturday night, it was snowing and a bad night to go out, but when we arrived at the Rock we had a very friendly welcome, we ordered our meals and everything was excellent. Thank you for a great night.

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, it was a bad night but you braved the weather and had a meal with us, so glad you enjoyed yourselfs, the fire was burning and it was nice and cosy atmosphere, I hope you visit us again thank you once again More 

Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Have eaten here several times either as a couple, with family or with friends. As you enter the pub the burning coal fire is a very welcome sight especially on the cold winter evenings. The menu provides a varied choice & with the specials board there is always plenty of choice for all. Portion sizes are very good & provide... More 

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Norma G, Manager at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Nice to hear you are a regular customer, you keep returning so you must enjoy our food and the warmth and ambiance of our pub, thank you for your kind remarks More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited this pub yesterday for lunch. It was a cold day and there was a welcoming blazing fire. The staff were extremely friendly and the menu varied. I had a fluffy jacket potato with cheese and chilli which was delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his homemade mushroom soup. This is the first time we have been to The Rock... More 

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, so nice to hear you enjoyed our food and the coziness of the pub, and hope you return again More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Been here a few times and never had a bad meal, never great but it is what it is, basic pub food. The location of the pub/restaurant is great especially in summer for a drink outside. The decor needs urgently updating and a bit of freshening up. Service is always friendly and as helpful as possible.. would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Our first time here and will definitely be coming back, it's a lovely pub with good food, good atmosphere and the staff couldn't be friendlier

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

So nice to hear from new customers, and that you enjoyed your meal with us, I do hope you visit us again very soon thank you once again for your kind review More 

Lancashire UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a lovely evening (tues night) here with the family, having been here before to have a pint of wainwrights and watch the sunset from the outside seating, that has superb views to the west coast. The staff are always very friendly and this visit was no exception. They allowed us to settle with a swift drinks order and just... More 

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, it's so encouraging to hear that your family enjoyed our food, I do remember you all, and I would just like to say that it was a pleasure serving you and do hope you return soon once again thank you and your family for choosing to dine at The Rock More 

BOLTON
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My Hubby and I dined on Sunday, friendly staff, fab food, great choice too. The view over the valley is quite breath taking. We will return soon. Highly recommended.

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, it's so nice to hear from satisfied customers, the staff are very good and I have always told them that customers come first, so happy you enjoyed our food and look forward to serving you again More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I work in the food industry so know its very hard to please everyone all of the time. Been twice before on a buy one get one free for my birthday and it was brill then went again and had a sunday roast again very nice. However been today 14 sept and was not very happy with my food pork... More 

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your Sunday roast, I had a word with the chef and he informed me it's the same pork we use every day (fresh of course) if you had informed the waitress I am sure she would of changed your meal for you, as you know it is difficult to please everybody so I would rather you... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited at 12 noon on a Tuesday lunch, there were 3 cars on the car park waiting for it to open when we arrived which speaks volumes as there are other eating places nearby. We both had a meal from the specials board, but there is quite an extensive menu, and sat in the main eating area at the... More 

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Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, so nice to hear you enjoyed our food and the views from the restaurant and hope you will return again soon More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited late afternoon on a Saturday when it wasn't busy and sat in the restaurant area.The view was good,but the decor in the pub was somewhat strange. the ladybringing our food was not very welcoming.just plonked our food down,not very communiative. I had an average cheese and onion pie and my husband 'treated' himself to T bone steak,which he... More 

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Address: Tockholes, Darwen, Lancashire, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
Phone Number: 01254 702733
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
Cuisine: British

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