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The Rock Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Darwen, Lancashire Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
01254 702733
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Accrington
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 6 of us for 4 o'clock. We have never eaten at this place before. We were ushered to our table and our drinks order taken.We had three courses. The staff were very attentive and served us quickly .The menu was extensive. They catered for every one. The food was excellent

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Thank FrankG49Accrington
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks, I remember your party and so pleased you enjoyed your food with us, the management and staff do everything we can to make our customers happy and hope you return again very soon, thank you once again More 

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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my daughter and my friend to grab a bite to eat on her Birthday. We ordered Chilli burgers which were delicious. Typical pub grub in a beautiful setting in the Tockholes countryside. When we were there the weather was great so we ate outside in the sun overlooking the hills and fields. The prices were average for... More 

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Thank nicCat1974
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and hope you return very soon More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in for tea and had roast pork veg & jacked potato from the 2 for £10 menu, Hubby had home made mince pie, home made chips n veg and what a pleasant surprise, good home made descent portion food, nice family atmosphere. Highly recommended

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

Thank you for your comments, so glad you enjoyed our food and hope you return very soon More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

First off, the owners and staff are plainly doing what they enjoy and enjoying what they do well, this pub has a very friendly feel and lots of character. Service was great, everyone chipped in and were very efficient. We felt very welcome, as if everyone wanted us to enjoy our visit. Which we did. There is a restaurant and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind and much appreciated remarks, my staff and ourselves do work hard to achieve the best for our customers, it is always a good feeling when we get comments like yours because we do like customers to leave happy and contented and want the to return again and again, so thank you once again More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I felt I had to write another reveiw due to the rudeness of the last person that reveiwed. I have never had a bad meal at the rock or if there ever was a problem with the food you only have to tell the waitress and it will be dealt with promptly, iv never felt the need to slag it... More 

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Thank Emgal2
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, it's nice to know we have such lovelly loyal customers, like you said all you need to do if you are disappointed with your meal, please please do tell us, we can replace your meal not a problem, the only problem I find hard to deal with is the fact that it's... More 

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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Came here for Sunday lunch with my family. Beautiful views. I ordered brie to start - it was cold and hard inside. I then had prawn sandwiches which were okay. Other members ordered burgers and they weren't keen. My husband ordered lamb cutlets. He expected them to be pink in the middle. They looked like they'd been microwaved in a... More 

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

Sorry you were disappointed on Sunday with your food, firstly when taking your order you were informed that shrimps were not on the menu as they were to expensive, secondly why did you not inform the waitress that your Brie was cold, we would of changed it gladly, the lamb cutlets are cooked on a griddle then finished off in... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Always a great choice of food and plenty of it. Good value too. We go regularly with our golden retriever , Millie, and the staff make her very welcome and even bring her treats.

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Thank alisonlyndasanderson
Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

4 of us went for a meal on the 28th may, the staff were very attentive and welcoming, all of us had starters from the specials board each one was better than the other, 2 of us had mushroom and stilton which was very good the couple we attended with had the Black pudding and poached egg he said he... More 

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Thank Karl C
Lancashire
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't be bothered cooking. 2 Thwaites beers on. Good £10 for 2 mains deal. Pretty wide selection. We went for Flookburgh shrimps to share. Sorry, none! Boo! Shared a black pudding thing. Wife had trout & really really enjoyed it! My fillet steak was excellent & great value at £16!? Wine not chilled enough! Full & time to go. Landlady... More 

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Blackburn
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Before I start, if you decide to have the Friday night 3 course special make sure that your stomach is empty because you get a lot for your money at £10.95. The young waitress was absolutely brilliant and a credit to the pub, she was happy and attentive without being overbearing. She came over to us as soon as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darwen, Lancashire Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: 01254 702733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?