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The Rock Inn

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Tockholes, Darwen, Lancashire, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
01254 702733
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Inexpensive,unpretentious dining in a stunning location.

The rock inn does what it says on the tin unpretentious serving plain but tasty food at reasonable prices. Set high in the moors with stunning views with a child's park next door its got great walks nearby and welcomes walkers and dogs Their 2 for a tenner is a great deal on weekdays but forget the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Alan H
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been here several times and always have a social drink and have eaten here often. Landlord and landlady are always friendly as are the team that work with them.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Basic cheap pub grub... cheap as chips... you certainly get what you pay for. The landlord/cheff (if you can call him that) we found to be very grumpy. The land lady always looks as though she would rather not be there and has an awfull, abrupt attitude towards customers. Shes impatient and rude and lacks any customer service skills what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just returned from a lovely meal catching up with friends. As a last minute thing we hadn't booked however this did not present a problem to the staff who were more than happy to offer us a choice of where to sit. We were happy to have a drink at the bar and wait for a table to be set... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived and ordered with my 4 children who are used to eating out and well behaved. The landlord arrived with our drinks and said "this is a restaurant" to which I didn't quite understand his statement, he then clarified and said there were knives and forks everywhere. We were then asked to leave. The children had behaved and were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On arrival the place looked pleasant enough. Although the decor is a little tired, we chose to eat in the bar area. The seating definitely needs attention. gaffer tape covering two tears ehich was sticking to our clothes and one corner of the seating felt that it was about to collapse. The waitress came to take our order and my... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The rock inn does what it says on the tin unpretentious serving plain but tasty food at reasonable prices. Set high in the moors with stunning views with a child's park next door its got great walks nearby and welcomes walkers and dogs Their 2 for a tenner is a great deal on weekdays but forget the dessert they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The view from the garden and play area is worth a visit on a clear day you can see as far as Blackpool (the tower is clearly visible) and Morecambe. The food served is basic pub grub but very nice and the drinks are reasonably priced, all the staff we came across were very friendly and very helpful. we intended... More 

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Blackburn Lancashire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Myself and my daughter, ordered a steak Diane from the board menu, when I placed my order I asked the lady behind the bar who was taking the ordered if the steak came with the onion rings, tomatoes and mushrooms (the same as off the grill menu) she assured me that it did, I asked her the question twice to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I simply love going to this restaurant and pub although I do not have much time to attend as much as I would like to. Nice people with nice manners which is a rarity these days. The food is drop dead gorgeous, as is the landlady, but nuff said about that !! During my travels I have experienced the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Warm welcome. Good choice on the menu - means it cannot all be fresh. They like to put a lot of onions with everything.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: British

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