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The Crown and Thistle

$$ - $$$, British,
37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
+44 1254 705518
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (47 reviews)
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“pies” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An afternoon with my family was just perfect at the Crown , a warm friendly welcome awaited us on arrival, as it was new years day we had booked in advance and was glad we had as it is very popular. The relaxed atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t ask for anything better. Went as family with two children. Service was first class, food was excellent. Children were treated with respect. Staff polite, friendly and helpful. Would definitely go there again and recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lyndy105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we wanted something special for our sons birthday.we thought the crown and thistle would be a nice place to go as we have been before and it was nice. Tonight was a completely different story. With all the family there we all sat down...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Tawny0wl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Remembering this pub as always being a good place to eat and not been for a couple of years we decided to go on a Saturday. The food was very well cooked and tasty. The staff worked hard to please and couldn’t do enough to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just wanted something simple after rich Xmas good, ordered beef baguette and upgraded to include a portion fries 1.50 extra. It came face value looked good, chips were like wedges asked for mayo never arrived, said come with pot of gravy, no gravy but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank natgar2016
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The pies are a favourite for us, simple but delicious, we absolutely love them on a cold day. Lots of really good homemade food made with care, they have a specials board and special deals on certain days. The staff are friendly and the decor...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Oli P
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We had gone for a family lunch. We was put on a room upstairs, that was freezing. After complaining about the cold, we was told the heating was on and they put another piece of wood in the log burner. The radiators where still cold...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank eastlancscontractors
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I went here on Xmas day 2016 . It was quite pricey if the truth be known and a member of my party commented the food was just average. Had several nights out here and always enjoyed . It's a quaint pub and in a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shakerite66
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Why ask London prices for poor food We eat( should I now say ate ) here a lot but it has been slipping down hill badly. Prices are far too high ..unless food is exceptional. Ate much more cheaply and far far better the Soho...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank gwynethh
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Food was cheap enough, food was fantastic, my fella got a mixed grill which was enormous, and he can eat alot. Didn't finish it all :) , I got a burger..... Spot on, all of it. Will deffo keep going back!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 705518
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