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Victoria Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Golden Soney | Golden Soney, Darwen BB3 0NL, England
+44 1254 701622
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

. Passing through tockholes from blackburn we stopped for mid-day tea and a scone with cream, only order one portion between two because they are homemade and big, a special treat I dare you to eat two.The victoria are known for their chips crisp and dry a piece of fresh fish cooked with crisp batter served on a heated plate... More 

Thank lindaashworth936
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visit The Vic quite regularly for food and cannot fault a thing, Great service, Great food, Lovely place. My favorite is the braised steak and home cooked chips. Please never change your one of very few "proper pubs" left.

Thank Tom H
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited here on Sunday with husband and elderly mother. They both had the large steak and kidney pudding with home made chips which they thoroughly enjoyed - only 1 piece of kidney and the rest filled with chunky steak. I had the slow cooked beef in ale with herby dumpling which was amazing. Definitely worth the money and will visit... More 

Thank carole h
Chorley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My daughter had told me that the afternoon tea was really good so my husband and I decided to try it. We were warned by the friendly waitress that it was huge. She said that if we couldn't finish it she would wrap what was left and we could take it home When it arrived we realised that the waitress... More 

Thank Patricia S
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had our tea here the other night. We like it here as it's a cosy place to eat and drink. My wife had the suet pudding and chips which she really enjoyed, I had the lasagne and chips and have to be honest and say the lasagne was very bland which is unfortunate as I've had it before and... More 

Thank 1969steveb
Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We moved to Tockholes just before Christmas last year, and are glad that the Vic is our local pub. There's always a warm and friendly welcome. The food is excellent and freshly made to order. They will adapt the menu and be very accommodating with their food. They have even done us take outs for the kids having sleepovers. You... More 

Thank LesleyThorne
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

we keep going back because the food i always excellent.The service is superb and the staff are awlays friendly and welcoming i have been a chef for 35 years and i know quality food when i eat it!

Thank peterdeanmagic
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited here with family and with friends on many occasions, for different types of meals or afternoon tea. Always welcoming staff, dog friendly and a greatcoat village asset.

Thank Christina L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

decided to walk from darwen to here for tea one evening. Nice pub, nice atmosphere was my first thought, mostly locals (I think) nice to have this friendly country pub as your local! The food was as expected, wholesome and hearty, no fine dininghere ! we all agreed we enjoyed, what we had and the price was reasonable and beer... More 

Thank goddessmunchie
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday afternoon to celebrate a 70th birthday. We had the afternoon tea which was £12.50 per head (minimum 2 persons). I hadn't been to the Vic for a number of years and found the same quaint pub to be a step back in time as always. Lovely traditional decor with a cosy feel. They only do the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Golden Soney | Golden Soney, Darwen BB3 0NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 701622
This is the home of REAL CHIPS, not frozen, a selection of real ales, and the TOCHOLES TREACLE MINE. the owner, george, and his wife jane, will order in anything special tat you like. The prices are very reasonable, the pub is open wednesday to sunday, the food is excellent......

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