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The Crown and Thistle

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
01254 705518‎
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been visiting the crown and thistle for a year now, mostly on sundays with the family. the food is great and nice atmosphere, great service and the choice is fantastic.

Thank stevepara
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the food quality was below my expectation I didn't expect the price to exceed, chose fillet steak and experienced much better for less elsewhere. Visited with family (6 adults and 2 children 2nd Ocotber) the whole experience was average in my opinion, think I was expecting a little more than average pub grub

Thank Marlene M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation of a friend. We were a bit concerned as when we arrived there was a classic car club having lunch. They were dining in a separate room and the main dining area was available. We were made very welcome and chose from the lunch menu. The food was served promptly despite the pub being busy and the... More 

Thank Lynda G
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place to impress international colleague. The Crown did the job perfectly. The setting is great, though parking is a bit limited. The building, with exposed beams, is nicely done. The food was well executed too. I had fish and chips, a HALF portion. Perfect size for a working lunch. Much to recommend it.

Thank RobSmith_Burnley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW! Well, we rocked up to this little place in the middle of nowhere - the only lights on in an otherwise dark countryside and the first thought was "how does a business manage to stay open out here, far from the usual walking-distance places in town?" But hey-ho, it's got good reviews so lets give it a go anyway....... More 

Thank tony c
Darwen, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Come here quite regular in both small and large groups. Service today wasn't at its usual best only small things but still a little disappointed. Food was great as always. First time having a Sunday lunch at it was great. Beef was Delish mash was amazing and roast potatoes were so nice. Great place overall. Reasonable prices great food lovely... More 

Thank Zoe B
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Decided to go for a Sunday lunch yesterday 4 adults and our daughter. Service was excellent and friendly forgot what a hidden gem this place is. Quality of food was fantastic and great value. Have booked again for my in laws anniversary in a few weeks.

Thank Chris O
Darwen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband arrived here for our first visit. We was very well looked after by the staff. We opted for the steak special what amazing value. Starter and grill for just short of £12. The food was amazing and the best we have had for a very long time. It was the first time we have both said... More 

Thank ceatock
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We decided to have a run out and try this place....I think I heard about it on the radio. Anyway...staff were nice and friendly. Placed order...glass of wine eventually arrived....water after three times of asking. Starter...couldn't go wrong with that really ..nachos with cheese and jalapeno. They were ok. Main...monk fish. My favourite. Asked for it with chips instead of... More 

Thank jonnysmum
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My Wife and I visited the Crown and Thistle on Sunday 21st August 2016 for a early evening meal the reception we got was very good with all the staff having smiley faces, and the food and service was first class what a refreshing change to be served by staff who were obviously happy to be there we left with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: 01254 705518‎

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?