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The Rock Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 0LU, England
+44 1254 702733
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the Rock as the reviews were quite good, on sitting down & looking at the menu, there were no prices against the fish courses, on asking I found that my meal (Salmon) £12.50 was priced on the specials board. When my meal arrived (& I don't consider myself a big eater) (I don't usually have a starter... More 

Thank England_8
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great pub. Friendly service. Amazing views. Delicious food. Very large portions. I wish pubs would start a lite bite option of the food. Beth our waitress was lovely. Worth a visit just for the views at this time of year.

Thank lappiloo
United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely food, nice fire roaring and great staff. The steak and ale pie is the best around. The Cajun chicken is very hot and delicious. All in all really good value and well worth a Sunday lunch trip......we saw the roast beef dinner being seved and that looked top notch.

Thank Nicola350
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Pre booked for 6 and was made welcome and shown to table's. Ordered drinks and food. exceptional beer. Food was all served all together , starters very good. Main meals various Cumberland sausages, black pudding, steaks, lasanga ,all plates empty and enjoyed! Sweet of lemon merange was disappointing.

Thank pyro2016
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The second pub in our search for a venue for boxing day. The outside of the pub is welcoming. Inside you have a bar on your left with seating to the left and right and the main area to the rear up some steps. The pub is a traditional decorated country pub, clean and has a warm cosy feel to... More 

Thank Ste H
Darwen, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

After reading the last review I feel I have to comment. I have been coming to this pub for many years with family friends and even my dogs. The landlord and lady are nothing but hospitable and always very pleasant.

Thank kelly-riding
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

* DONT VISIT THIS PUB, KEEP TRAVELLING DOWN THE ROAD TO EXPERIENCE TRUE LANCASHIRE HOSPITALITY * The miserable bloke who runs it with the terrible attitude spoilt our visit to The Rock completely. After his barlady kindly gave our dogs some biscuits he delivered our food to the table and abruptly asked 'are you gonna tidy that up' at first... More 

Thank kaylz39
Norma G, Owner at The Rock Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your time at the Rock, due to the fact that the landlord had asked you to clean the mess you had made by crumbling up a dog biscuit for your dog to eat, which was scattered all over the carpet, no doubt your dog would of hoovered it up, but the fact is that it wasn't... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We haven't visited The Rock Inn for many years even though we live less than a mile away. It was a last minute plan to eat out rather than our usual Sunday get together at home. When we arrived the car park was extremely full and realised that we should have booked. The landlady gave us a very friendly telling... More 

Thank Kerry W
united kingdom
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit early on a cold Friday evening. It's a cosy pub which was warm and welcoming. There are plenty of tables to eat which are a little removed from the main bar. The menu is very varied and there is a good specials board. We had the three course menu which was excellent value for money.... More 

Thank avonsong
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thanks to Jim & Norma for a lovely lunch yesterday 34 people from the Wednesday Walking Group were well looked after as usual. Your gluten-free Sausage & Mash is definitely recommended.

Thank geoffpr5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Clayton Le mooors
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?