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A good local

A welcoming pub, with good cask ales. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Is in a good location... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Darwen, United Kingdom
Dog Friendly, Good Ale and Warm Welcome

We are now regulars on our walks at this lovely hidden gem. Very dog friendly (and the dog loves it... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Brinscall Village, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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“woods”(7 reviews)
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Local pub, ideally located close to Darwen Tower and Sunnyhurst Woods. As Darwen's first Cask Marque recognised pub,we have a good choice of real ales from both the local Thwaites Brewery and other guest brewers, along with a good selection of...more
Tockholes Road, Darwen BB3 1JX, England
+44 1254 873035
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A welcoming pub, with good cask ales. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Is in a good location for Sunnyhurst Woods and Darwen Tower.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We are now regulars on our walks at this lovely hidden gem. Very dog friendly (and the dog loves it too) always a warm welcome and very good cask ales. Sit outside on a summers day or next to a warm open fire in winter....More

Thank AJS-Lancashire
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This little pub is up at what we call the top gate but I don't know if that's an accurate description. We often visit the pub either following a hike up to the Darwen tower or after a trek through the Sunny Hurst woods. It's...More

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I love this pub. Excellent place for rehydration after a good run on the Moors. Excellent choice of real ales, lagers and gins. The pub had a black spot regarding phone service, so a great excuse to actually talk to people!! It’s my local and...More

Thank Adybaby72
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere...last visit was after tower walk so very welcome drink at the end much needed. Live near by so a great local.

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We have called in the Sunnyhurst on a couple of occasions for a quick drink after a walk up Darwen tower and have always been impressed with the welcome and quality of the beer served. Last night we decided to try it for a few...More

1  Thank gazino
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visited on a sunday afternoon/evening and found a smashing little pub packed to the rafters with pleasant people. Decor is fun and mostly for sale. Bar staff are polite and efficient, land lady is lovely. Beer is well kept and there is a good...More

Thank WJB27
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Everything about this place is great! The staff, the decor, the setting, the customers. Outstanding! Long may it continue!

1  Thank Robinho71
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Love popping in here after a brisk walk through SunnyHurst woods or to the Tower and back. Great choice of drinks, fabulous staff and as long as you like dogs - (very popular with families, walkers and their pooches) this is a great pit stop...More

3  Thank mamojojolancashire
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great local pub, great ale and dogs welcome. A welcome reward after a long winters walk on the West Pennine moors

1  Thank Andy L
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