The Rose & Crown

Romaldkirk, Co. Durham

Overlooking the green in a 'beautiful village with lots of country walks', this local inn strikes exactly the right balance between old-world charm and modern comforts. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Overlooking the green in a ‘beautiful village with lots of country walks’, this local inn strikes exactly the right balance between old-world charm and modern comforts. Flagged floors, ‘a welcoming bar with a roaring fire’ and panelled dining room await guests after a day’s exploring. Rooms are divided between more characterful ones in the main building (with window seats and exposed stone) and more contemporary, ‘spacious and well-appointed’ dog-friendly mews cottages with patio. One couple, on their fourth visit, enjoyed their suite with ‘comfy bed, lots of storage space, decent shower above the bath’. Thomas Robinson, co-owner with wife, Cheryl, comes from a long-established local farming family, and the inn has a good reputation for its food, served either in the candlelit dining room or buzzier bar. Readers enjoyed an ‘excellent grilled sea bass with a light curry sauce’ and ‘tasty and generous’ beef bourguignon, though desserts were less successful. Staff are ‘friendly and professional’ and can advise on local walks. ‘Beautiful hotel, great location for a relaxing break.’ (Peter Anderson, John and Elspeth Gibbon, 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 £135, singles from £120. À la carte £35.

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Special offers

Winter Snuggler Third Night Free Special Offer

Winter Snuggler. Ends 28 February 2022. Winter Snuggler. 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 £95 pppn based on two sharing or £135 per night for singles. *To qualify for the free 3rd night just buy dinner (main course minimum per person) and breakfast the following morning (£12.50 pp). Further details on request. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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