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The Rock Inn

Tockholes, Darwen, Lancashire, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
01254 702733
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Ranked #26 of 44 restaurants in Darwen
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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31 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Blackburn, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Darwen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I went for sunday lunch to the Rock on Sunday the 1st of June.Had the most amazing roast beef dinner followed by a delicious apple crumble and custard.The food was excellent as was the service.The lovely landlady was so welcoming and nothing was to much trouble for her as it was very busy, she went out of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a loads of rubbish From the last reveiwer! Dont Belive a word of it! Sounds like someone with a hidden agenda and a grudge to bare. Pathetic! Norma and Jimmy are welcoming,laid back and hard working, they work 6 days a week and all the hours they can. There is nothing wrong with the food,its Lovely, and if there... More

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Wonderful to hear that you had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More

5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We love walking, drinking good ale and eating good food. The Rock Inn ticked all the boxes. The staff were very nice and helpful. The food was piping hot and the barman knew how to pull a good pint, getting rare these days. The menu was varied and catered for all tastes, even mine and I can be fussy. We... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Myself and my wife decided to take the in laws out for dinner,we decided to stay local so decided on The Rock Inn Tocholes you have a choice of whether to sit in the restaurant area which has lovely views or you can sit at tables within the pub the food was very good at a very reasonable price. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived last Sunday the 13th March with a pram in tow. The bar was v busy so went up to dining area and was quickly refused by possibly the land lady, found her v rude, she showed us a table near the fire which wasn't acceptable with a young baby we quickly made are retreat and we will not... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Beautiful place inside and out -and a lovely welcome - however food let it down somewhat - starter of shrimps quite a let down as cost £5.95 and only a dessert spoon of shrimps if that. Also hubby got lamb shank but again a bit poor as it was the smallest lamb shank I have ever seen and wasnt much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Just arrived home from the rock where I have just had a meal with my partner, been many times before and I'm never disappointed! The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure everything is just right! The land lady was very pleasant and so were all the staff. Food was excellent, great value for... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Service was good. Food was homely, nothing special but a nice meal, good value for money. Only let down when we were asked to move from the resturant into the bar area....we were a party of two and comfortable sitting chatting where we were. We were told the manager wanted to prepare the table...it was 10.30pm ..how long does it... More

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