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Ranken Arms

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Queen Street, Darwen BB3 3LY, England
+44 1254 702814
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Melbourne
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a lot over the decades! But present owners have got everything right good menu good food great atmosphere fast service. Good choice of beers too, just like you'd want very professional top drawer!!!

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Thank Stephen C
Darwen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us visited on Friday 16th December for a meal & drinks. The food was fantastic with some great starters including a lovely king prawn dish & I had a tasty tandoori chicken swewer. For mains a few had fillet steak all of which were cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. There was the option of... More 

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Thank Ian A
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 

Lancashire, UK
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their menu is very long so I was spoilt for choice really. However the pie I ordered was fantastic, we were both really impressed with the tasty food. It was Sunday and their was a christening on so it was very busy. We only ordered a pint of shandy and one non alcoholic beer and the drinks cost £10 so... More 

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Thank lilo85
kartina j, Owner at Ranken Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and are very happy you enjoyed the good food and everything else. May we say we are absolutely gutted about the mistake with the drinks. We wish that this would have been addressed at the time with a member of staff or ourselves. During busy times mistakes can be made and we would... More 

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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

30 of us visited for a Christmas meal. Simon offered an extensive set menu with great quality food and the food was served on time and efficiently. The food was outstanding with all produce coming from local suppliers. It's great that they have turned the put around so well. We will definitely be going back soon.

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Thank lisa 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 

Lancashire, England
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111 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The pub went through a turbulent couple of years until the latest change in management, late 2015. If you haven't been since then, you really should give it a try. The food is freshly prepared and excellent. The only issue is that they only take a limited number of diners, so you will usually need to book in advance.

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Thank APete
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 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food!! Very friendly staff and a great feel to the pub inside. Hot roast beef bap with chips and onion rings was absolutely fantastic, will definitely be going again! Would highly recommend to anyone

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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
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?