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Ranken Arms

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Queen Street, Darwen BB3 3LY, England
+44 1254 702814
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't live locally now but visit family occasionally and have the odd meal in the area in what are mostly very average to poor pubs/restaurants (unless you go for a curry). decided to give here a go for Mother's Day after reading what are mostly good reviews. Eating out is one of my hobbies so eat in a lot... More 

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Thank MysteryMan15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous meal with fab service, highly recommend, the steak was delicious as was the rest of the food

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Thank Liann H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, compliments to the chef on the night, also Chris for his excellent service. Simon and Danielle you are working very well. See you soon. Lol and Sue

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Thank Lawrence P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never been here before.. we came here for my father in laws 60th birthday meal.. The service was fantastic and he received a free drink curtsey of the landlord and landlady the food was great with a warm and friendly welcome.. recommended for family's and individuals 😀L

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Thank Paul R
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Having heard and read good things bout this place thought we'd giv it a go,, place very clean but not a great welcome more ov a grunt from a woman behind the bar maybe she'd had a busy day,, the food was ok but quite bland had a soup which was alright then the vegetarian lasagne which was very odd... More 

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Thank thewanderer80
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Food here was lovely, fresh and homemade. Choices of real ale were a little disappointing, but it's belongs to Thwaites brewery who are only interested in profits not customers.

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Thank Dave M
kartina j, Manager at Ranken Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am very glad you enjoyed your dining experience. With regards to the cask ale issue. Yes we are a thwaites pub but have 5 cask pythons of which there are at least 3 on at any one time, all five during busier periods. There are midweek instances when the choice is limited due... More 

Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

New Year's Day was excellent with a choice of a set menu for £35 for four course with coffee and mints afterward. Family meal for 7 some where here from Australia and totally enjoyed it. The pub is a really lovely atmosphere, with excellent service and fantastic food, always served piping hot. i had Steak Diane, which i also had... More 

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Thank 67sandyp
kartina j, Owner at Ranken Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. Simon and Danielle More 

Melbourne
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Family visit and most took up the steak night offer with steak and bottle of wine per couple Fabulous steaks perfectly cooked and the best onion rings ever Thanks Steve and Craig

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Thank David C
kartina j, Owner at Ranken Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. Simon and Danielle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding as always. The whole family enjoyed our meals. My son had the chicken strips in a basket with home made chips and onion rings and the chicken strips can only be described as Wow! Awesome 😊😊😊. Already looking forward to our next visit. Thanks Simon and your team 😊.

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Thank Phil H
kartina j, Owner at Ranken Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. Simon and Danielle More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well, what can we say, atmosphere was brilliant, service was excellent, and the food, Simon you did us proud, the steak was wonderful, the dumpling in a rag was delicious, the steak pudding was very good, all in all we had a very good night, and would recommend anyone visiting to call in for a meal. Thanks you once again... More 

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Thank Lawrence P
kartina j, Owner at Ranken Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. Simon and Danielle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queen Street, Darwen BB3 3LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 702814

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