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The Observatory

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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
US$10 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British
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
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Been quite some time since we visited this place. Firstly lots of people in very warm and welcoming , locals still visiting as previously. Staff polite and helpful. My husband had the steak and ale pie , menu said chunky pieces of meat , it...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank michellebE1564XY
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I'm a regular to the Observatory and every time I've been up, I've received a friendly warm welcome by the bar staff and always felt comfortable. The food menu provides an excellent variety for people of different diets and preferences and the food is always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank daniela9864583272873
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Great food and very welcoming staff. Highly recommend the baguette selection. Prices are also very reasonable for the quality of food.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank callum s
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t recommend the observatory enough! It has been turned around into being a warm, friendly place to visit. Every time I have been whilst under new management, the owners have greeted me and made me feel welcome, always with a smile on their faces!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MC1912
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

I am a regular visitor to the observatory. I attend during the week and also weekends when DJ Darren hosts a great karaoke night on a Saturday. It is a very warm welcoming pub. My number one choice of pub within Lancashire. They have football...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Emms3221
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

This place seems the go to place in blackburn! Been a couple of times (mainly to see the hottie with the beard on the bar) on Saturday nights but also tried one of the sunday roasts. Absolutely superb! Would recommend to anyone. Keep up the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Recently visited with my mother in law and young daughter. The staff were friendly and welcoming. My mother in law had fish and chips, I had the ultimate burger and my little girl had the chicken gouging from the kids menu. It was the nicest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to visit. Food was great. Great selection of ales. Very warm and welcoming by the staff. Highly recommended. Wont be disappointed at all. If you haven't tried, get yourself there for a great family meal and drinks

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Will C
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Visited with my family last Sunday and found the staff to be warm and welcoming, we all ordered a Sunday Roast and can honestly say it was one of the best we’ve had. Overall it was a lovely pub and would definetley recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Departure43915887175
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Went with family for Sunday Lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The menu offered a good and varied selection at very reasonable prices and the chef went out of his way to offer a choice for the vegan amongst us. The food was well presented and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Dream48508857466
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