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The Observatory

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Old Bank Lane | Whinney Edge, Blackburn BB2 3HG, England
+44 1254 694203
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Old Bank Lane | Whinney Edge, Blackburn BB2 3HG, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Nice warm welcoming pub with great food! Defiantly worth the extra money compared to other cheap pub grub places in the area, delicious fresh and hot food and a nice chilled vibe witching the place! Would be a great local! I defiantly will be returning

1  Thank Jordan A
Reviewed 29 January 2018

What a night! I would like to thank San and her staff for a wonderful evening. Even though the kitchen was shut, San supplied myself and my friends with afternoon tea for a birthday celebration. The food was wonderful, and a great price. The evenings...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Don't eat here if gluten free. The staff/chef have no idea what it is or how to prepare it properly and therefore caused me to be very ill by lying about a dish being gluten free and appearing not to really take it seriously when...More

5  Thank Danny P
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Just been with my wife food was excellent and very friendly staff will defo recommend and will defo be going back again good portions and very filling wife loved her garlic mushroom starter and me my carrot and orange soup

3  Thank Karenandtim2011
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Needed somewhere to stop for some lunch and this place has a nice big car park, which I needed as I was towing a caravan. I was surprised how nice the place was, the staff were really efficient, pleasant and friendly, and the ploughmans lunch...More

3  Thank grahamwalker295
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place for food Service was top class Plenty of parking space Wi-fi available Reasonably priced What more can you ask for? 😋

3  Thank Darren Y
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Visited again when the new weekly offers started. We went on the first friday for THE CHIPPY TEA. Thank you Gill and your team it was wonderful and cooked to perfection once again.

3  Thank JDarwen
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Ate at the Observatory on Sunday 10th! The steak and venison where absolutely divine!! The staff and atmosphere completed a fantastic meal and visit to the pub. Will definitely be returning!! A true gem !!

4  Thank San1994David
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

On our third day spent at Blackburn royal hospital we were recommended to try this pub and told how great it was. On arrival on a Saturday evening we were surprised to see how empty the car park and pub was. A nice lady showed...More

2  Thank karen T
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great meal great service good priced food and drinks this pub/restaurant has had many managers/Owners in the past 30 years with the new refurbished Observatory it is a family friendly place for a good day/night out with a meal and drink

3  Thank donald m
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Gladys S
24 September 2017|
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Response from manofthewest2 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but they do advertise afternoon tea Mon to Friday so looks very much like it, the food is excellent and reasonably priced.
Kerry J
31 October 2015|
Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
No we welcome walk ins but if you'd prefer to book please give us a ring on 01254694203
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Lane | Whinney Edge, Blackburn BB2 3HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 694203
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A newly renovated gastro pub, shabby chic style! serving fantastic quality food using locally sourced fresh produce. A wide selection of wines and cask ales on offer every day along with specials and that change regularly. Quiz Night the last Thursday of every month, Karaoke monthly and a selection of sports showing in the sports bar. A great selection of offers available of cocktails and spirits
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