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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (47 reviews)
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“pies” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
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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
2  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
Thank X0X0X01
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Creamy mushrooms tasted burned and lack of sauce, pate was gritty and lack of half toasted bread. Hanging kebab was really dry and served with one wrap, sirloin was very tough and chips undercooked and pasty. Foul language at the bar, not what you want...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ebony888
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Pleasant staff, but the food left a lot to be desired. Chips were a mixed batch of burnt and under cooked soggy together on the plate and were not very hot. mushy peas were a solid lump the plate. The hanging lamb skewer was vastly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Dev0nBabe
Morteza Z, Owner at The Crown and Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

We at The Crown and Thistle welcome all feedback, both negative and positive, we are a small family run firm and we strive for the highest standard possible therefore welcome constructive criticism. We apologise if you thought the food was overpriced and not what you...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Go here often. Varied menu (steak & ale pie is a favourite), friendly helpful staff & always great value for money.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JEM3333
Morteza Z, Owner at The Crown and Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your review on your recent experience dining with us. We're glad to hear you enjoy our food and our service. We look forward to seeing you again soon, especially now the weather is closing in for those cost Pie nights.

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner come here atleast twice a month. The food is amazing and perfect portions. They have a lunch menu 12 to 4 which you cannot get a better deal for money. The hwppy hour is great and the owner is lovely. Recently...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nicola H
Morteza Z, Owner at The Crown and Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoy our lunchtime offer. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Service far too slow and the two young waitresses desperately need customer service training! Considering there were only 4 other people in the dining room, the service was appalling. Had to ask the waitress to take our order after being given the menu 30 minutes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Lizzie D
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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene
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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