The Rose & Crown

Romaldkirk, Co. Durham

This inn, next to a Grade I listed village church and overlooking the green, is in the heart of Teesdale’s walking country and strikes a happy balance between old-world charm and modern comforts. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This inn, next to a Grade I listed village church and overlooking the green, is in the heart of Teesdale’s walking country and strikes a happy balance between old-world charm and modern comforts. ‘There is something reassuring and cosy about a traditional English country inn on a winter’s night,’ says a reader about the bar’s flagged floors, cheering fire and panelled dining room. Thomas Robinson, co-owner with wife Cheryl, comes from a local farming family, and the inn has a good reputation for food: a mix of pub classics and smarter options – venison bourguignon, and cod with lemon velouté, for example, as well as hog-roast sausages and mash. Guests eat in the candlelit restaurant or buzzier bar. Rooms are divided between more characterful ones in the main building (with window seats and exposed stone) – one couple enjoyed their room ‘facing the village green, well appointed and spotless’ – and more contemporary, dog-friendly mews cottages with patio. Staff are ‘uniformly friendly and efficient’ and can advise on local walks. ‘Very good value for money. We will certainly return.’ (Karen and Jeremy Bonnett, 
PA, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Romaldkirk
Barnard Castle
Co. Durham
DL12 9EB
England

Telephone

01833 650213

Bedrooms

14. 2 in Monk’s Cottage, 5 in rear courtyard, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 23–28 Dec.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, front terrace, in-room TV (Freeview), boot room, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25, no under-8s in restaurant after 8 pm.

Dogs

allowed in most bedrooms (no charge) plus public rooms, except restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £140, singles from £125. À la carte £35.

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Special offers

'Winter Snuggler' Special Offer

Winter Snuggler Special Offer. Ends 27 February 2023. A great value seasonal break available for two night breaks in December, January & February PLUS an optional 3rd night FREE! A warm welcome awaits at the Rose & Crown this winter with a roaring fire in the bar, cosy bedrooms and delicious food. Available for two or more nights during December (excluding 23rd -31st), January & February…..Stay in a superior double or twin room. Tea & homemade scones on arrival. Full English breakfast. A three-course a la carte dinner in the oak panelled room or bar. Optional 3rd night FREE*. All for just £105 pppn based on two sharing. *To qualify for the free 3rd night just buy dinner (main course minimum per person) and breakfast the following morning (£15pp). Further details on request. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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