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The Rock Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
+44 1254 702733
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“roast pork” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid week visit,so we had a ride out to visit the Rock. Not been here for ages and we only stopped because we remembered the view from the top room I am only sorry that we couldn't do justice to the delights on the specials...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called after a morning walk at the reservoirs nearby purely because the pub we were going to go to was packed. We didn’t know about the Rock Inn at all - just spotted it driving past and the sign said ‘good food’. We left...More

Thank Ian P
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, we enjoy new people coming to The Rock Inn, surprising how many people don't venture down this way when they have been walking in the woods, but once they have been they return again, so I do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been to this pub for years but kept hearing good reports so thought we would try it. We went during the day on New Year's Eve, we did book. As one of our party is in a wheel chair we had a table...More

Thank SallyLancashire
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, I remember serving you, and you were a lovelly family, it is so nice to get positive reviews and knowing that you enjoyed the food and the service, and thank you once again and hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Complaints about the majority of the food on our table. Steak overdone, gammon ridiculously salty, all food which should come with sides was not served with sides. Customer service when complaints were made was extremely poor. Beer selection was also particularly bad.More

Thank KatherineEA93
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry to hear of your complaints about the food on your table, needless to say every plate was clean except for the gammon which a small piece was left, as for the steak the young boy ask for it "well done", the onion rings...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I seldom write reviews but couldn't let this pass without commenting. Its Christmas day and I left the rock in tears whilst my husband paid the bill. Had a 12.00 sitting but still hadn't taken our order for a starter at 1pm, After eating our...More

2  Thank mollymacj
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The Rock has recently reopened after a complete make over and the result is really outstanding. Decor and ambiance improved 100%. Didn't eat this time but meals coming out looked very good. Every table was booked and people had to be turned away. Safe to...More

Thank Observer1001
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Highly recommend this pub. Steak and ale pie was full of delicious lean steak with a thick rich gravy best I've had. Sunday lunch was excellent too good size portion of beef really tasty. Lovely decor and views from the restaurant.

Thank 698my
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Set midway through the village of tockholes, nice pub and dining area. Dogs welcome in the pub bit, where you can eat and I recommend the homemade curry.. Gorgeous ! Lovely landlady and landlord. Very welcoming. Nice pub

Thank vickiruss
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding meal here at the weekend . Our host Norma and Jimmy were brilliant and made everything go very well all afternoon . We had a choice of starters prawn platter , melon or veg soup , I had prawn platter was...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My grandad took me here for my birthday! Mid week, very affordable but the quality of the food is far from cheap!! Lots of waiters to assist! Lovely views over the moors below! Highly recommended!

Thank hadfield2012
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Norma G | Property representative |
we are closed mondays, every other evening is 5.30pm, sat & Sun all day, thank you for your enquiry
18 August 2017|
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Response from Norma G | Property representative |
Evening meals start 5.30pm that is when we open during the week, excluding Monday (our day off) open all day Sat & Sun when we open at 12 lunchtime, hope you his is helpful
18 February 2017|
Response from Norma G | Property representative |
No it has always been called The Rock Inn, there is Hare & Hounds at Lammack, and one in Abbey Village
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 702733
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