The Rose & Crown

Romaldkirk, Co. Durham

‘I would love to keep this place secret – but that would be selfish. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘I would love to keep this place secret – but that would be selfish.’ Readers who have stayed at this ‘quintessential village inn’, beside a Saxon church and overlooking the green, understand this sentiment. With flagged floors, open fires, a cosy bar and panelled dining room, it offers ‘a lovely blend of Old English atmosphere with modern accommodation’. Rooms are ‘beautifully decorated, cosy and comfortable’ and divided between more characterful ones in the main building (with window seats and exposed stone) and more contemporary, dog-friendly affairs with patio. ‘Attention to detail was impressive with fresh tea and coffee delivered to the room.’ Food is a highlight: Thomas Robinson, co-owner with his wife, Cheryl, comes from a long-established local farming family. Candle-lit dinners feature ‘unfussy, innovative and excellent’ dishes such as venison bourguignon or hake and pea fishcakes, all ‘first rate, plentiful and beautifully presented’. ‘Local’ staff were ‘dedicated to making our stay memorable’ in a ‘beautiful village with lots of country walks’. (David Birnie, Steven Hunter, Linda McLeod, 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, bar menu only Mon lunchtime.

Facilities

lounge, bar, Crown Room (bar meals), restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), boot room, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-8s in restaurant after 8 pm.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms and public rooms, except restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £125–£210, D,B&B £190–£275. À la carte £35.

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Summer Escape Special Offer from £110 per person per night

Summer Escape – available for a 2 night minimum stay during June, July & August to include: accommodation in a superior room, full English breakfast and three-course a la carte dinner. £110pppn based on two sharing. Single supplement £40 per night. Saturday night supplement £10pp. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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