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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday pub meal

Visited with family, the pub is a nice pub with great surroundings and an outside seating area which is lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meals, no complaints! Cheap and cheerful which makes a brilliant pub! I'm sure we will be returning :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Tones1991
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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bolton
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited with family, the pub is a nice pub with great surroundings and an outside seating area which is lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meals, no complaints! Cheap and cheerful which makes a brilliant pub! I'm sure we will be returning :)

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just arrived home after eating at the Rock. We chose to order from the 2 for £10 menu. I had a cheese and ham omelette and hubby had chilli con carne. The food was superb, probably the best omelette I've ever had. Hubby was equally impressed. The welcome was warm. The lager and bitter we ordered was excellent. Friendly hosts.... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The young waitress was excellent found us a table was very polite and caring could not do enough. unfortunately the food didn't meet her exceptional standards, my better half chose the curry, it had never seen chillies or curry powder, the chicken was dry and the overall dish was bland. I chose the lamb shank, not the best I've ever... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our son and daughter in law for a meal for both of their birthdays, the meal was excellent, couldn't fault anything, the atmosphere great and the " Montephugiano " brill. Will definitely be going again. Thanks to Norma and Jim.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Can't fault the food we had tonight. Every dish each of us had was fantastic. The couple who run the place are very friendly and make you feel welcome. Will return for family meals in future.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

on and off over the years visiting the Rock with no serious problems till Sunday just gone. We went for a lunch and ordered some onion rings chips and two portions of chicken wings and ribs. The first two plates of wings and ribs were both hot on the outside but luke warm in the centre. these were sent back... More 

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Accrington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place tonight and choose from the 2 for £10 menu. When the food arrived one of the dishes had been brought with roast potatoes instead of chips which was no problem the waitress returned with it corrected very quickly. Out if 5 of the meals 3 of us had ordered the cheese pie or should i say cheese... More 

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nelson lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just been to the Rock today for our anniversary , Norma is fantastic as usual giving 100 % . She makes sure everyone is happy . The food is amazing especially the spring chicken , my mouth is watering as I write this . Looking forward to going back on the 25th July xx

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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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  • 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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