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The Crown and Thistle

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37 Roman Road, Darwen BB3 3PP, England
+44 1254 705518
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last minute decision to try this place for the first time after recommendation. We had the Monday/Friday steak deal. Steaks were so tasty and great value for money. Dessert fridge is amazing, spoiled for choice. Service was very good. Lovely old pub with lots of atmosphere but will try for a table in the pub rather then the new dining... More 

Thank Louise C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited this pub 39 years ago on our first date and today we went back for a meal to celebrate our anniversary. We have been occasionally over the years but haven't been for a long time. Our meal was lovely with excellent service from friendly helpful staff. It was good value and didn't disappoint as we reminisced over... More 

Thank nanny_annieBury
Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went tonight ordered a ribeye medium cooked, when it arrived was over cooked so sent it back on its return was way under cooked and the manager admitted this to us when putting it down. Then went on arguing with us that the original one was cooked medium and that we don't know what we are talking about. They had... More 

Thank ihatelive
Darwen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not go here when its a special occasion as the proprietors greed will spoil it. Over booked , not enough staff , ran out of dishes, items missed on meals , items added to bill and a meagre discount of £8 on a bill of over £150. Booked for 6pm and still downstairs waiting for the table at 7pm.... More 

Thank Gastro-pat2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent food and a nice atmosphere, theres a lot of effort gone into the menu and it shows. Went for a sunday roast and was not disappointed in the quality of food.

Thank Daryl S
Darwen, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Used to come here all the time with grandparents and having been for a cheeky drink in the summer last year with friends, we decided to come and sample the food. It was early on a Saturday afternoon so seating wasn't a problem. After ordering drinks we found a corner table. The menu has a lot to offer and seems... More 

1 Thank lil056
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on a lunch time with a group of friends from work there were some great meal deals on and all eight of us picked different meals and no one was disappointed. Everyone commented on how good their food was and the excellent service we received not forgetting it was all great value for money!!! Will definitely return.

Thank Jon K
cote de azur
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A warm welcome awaits if you go to this eatery! Greeted on Arrival and as the restaurant was noit full could pick our own table. The atmosphere was pleasant and we were quickly served with our drinks and turn our order taken. Food took a short while to arrive, but to be honest, you know your not getting a microwave... More 

Thank Michelle O
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we where seated very quickly drink order taken and given menus as we are aware that the portion sizes are quite big we ordered mains only and then we waited and waited are baby was getting a bit restless so we decided to ask where are food was, as quite a few people was being served there... More 

Thank Angela S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We have had several family visits to the Crown and Thistle and always received a warm welcome. Food has been great each time and we always seem to order something different between us. The only downside is that it's a dead spot for mobiles so if someone is late you never know if they are on their way or how... More 

Thank Wendy G

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?