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Tockholes, Darwen, Lancashire, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
01254 702733
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A warm welcome and good food

Some 27 Wednesday walkers arrived back at the pub at lunchtime having left their food order (from an extensive menu) prior to the walk. Very warm room with a large fire for those who are cold. The food was quickly served once we had sat down. On the whole everybody was more than satisfied with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, very friendly staff and excellent service! We would not hesitate to come here again and to recommend this place to our friends. Our only (very slight) criticism was that my husband's pint of Thwaites Original was rather cloudy, although he said it tasted fine.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My 'Mother's Day' experience was wonderful at the 'ROCK' very pleasant dining rooms with real fire and wonderful views. All five opted for the Sunday roasts choice and were very tasty and a small portion provided for someone with less appitite (not me!) We shall certainly return here and highly recommend.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments, it is always exciting to serve new customers and even more a pleasure knowing that you have enjoyed tasting our food, I hope you return very soon and look forward to serving you and your family More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Some 27 Wednesday walkers arrived back at the pub at lunchtime having left their food order (from an extensive menu) prior to the walk. Very warm room with a large fire for those who are cold. The food was quickly served once we had sat down. On the whole everybody was more than satisfied with their meal and we will... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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
Senior Contributor
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 

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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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