Welcome to

The Crown
& Thistle

Traditional English Pub and Restaurant

A traditional English Pub / Restaurant set in the outskirts of the Darwen countryside. The Crown & Thistle is steeped in history dating back to 1742. It is said the legendary Scottish hero Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at the inn during his adventures up and down the country.

contact us and book Your Table

contact us and book Your Table

"We charge a 10% service charge for all parties over 10 people."

The Crown & Thistle is a truly unique dining experience.

We have gone to great lengths to retain this historical ambience along with retaining and renovating original features to create the perfect rustic setting.
We welcome you to come and sample our beef and ale pie, roast beef with all the trimmings or simply come for a drink or two in tranquil surroundings.
At The Crown & Thistle we pride ourselves on our hospitality and customer service.

Ask for Disabled Access / friendly available

Function room for hire,
great rates and service

We never compromise on quality, from our food to our beers and wines, and all ingredients are fresh. If you are looking for a sociable dining experience set in the delightful Darwen countryside, offering a fine selection of food and drinks you’ve come to the right place.

do not miss out on our offers

We cook our dishes from the freshest ingredients


Main course only £12.95
( Only available Sunday )
Freshly prepared on the day by our chefs.

Monday Steak Night

Two 8oz Sirloin & Bottle of House Wine
( Red, White or Rose)

Friday Fish Deal

Fish Friday "Two Fish N Chips "
And House Bottle of Wine
(Red, White or Rose)
with hand cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce.
Only £24.00

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