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The Royal Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0PA, England
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“braised steak” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0PA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

popped in after walking the dogs, as it is possible to take them in. Very friendly, lovely log fire. Good choice of beer and wines. Lovely home cooked food, with typical bar food choices. Toilets clean, neat and tidy and the ladies had hand cream...More

Thank t2cps
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Yet another lovely meal in a true friendly local pub The food,Ale and hospitality is always spot on Just simply love this place

Thank Robintillbrook
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in mid walk for a couple of great pints of cask bitter and a bite to eat. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly service and very welcoming environment. The coal fire was on and to be honest I could have easily sacked the rest of the...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I love calling in to this pub after a good walk round the woods. Muddy boots and soggy dogs welcomed. The food is plentiful and great value. Steak night on a Wednesday is a bargain 2 steak dinners and a bottle of plonk for less...More

Thank vickiruss
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It has a real "Irish" feel. Real fire. Very friendly. Authentic. Dog friendly. Completely loved this pub.

Thank debsmc7
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Visited the pub for lunch yesterday for lunch for the first time. It was welcoming and cosy but the food was well below par. I ordered the steak & kidney pudding that turned out to be a pie with heavy thick pastry accompanied by frozen...More

Thank pammarklaura
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Highly recommend this pub. Food excellent and very generous portions. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the braised steak and onions.

Thank Jambo213
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Not bad at all for a small, friendly, warm welcoming little village pub in Tockholes's to get this award of really ale pub of the year, blackburn & darwen 2017. Great work Isa & all the staff 🍺

1  Thank debi m
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I have popped into The Royal Arms on several occasions when walking in the area. It is always cosy and friendly, with a character all of its own. The bar staff are as pleasant and cheerful as you could wish for. Last week, I called...More

Thank Dargason
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It's been a while since we've been in here and I'm glad to say that it's as good as ever it was. Convivial atmosphere, good beers and great food. Walk across the moors and finish with food and beers. What more could we want?

Thank Cobra_Simon
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John B
4 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from joanna r | Reviewed this property |
No..don't think it does..
Phyllis L
10 January 2015|
Response from AgedMan | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you give them a call on 01254 705373.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
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