The Rose & Crown

Romaldkirk, Co. Durham

‘In a stunning village’, this 18th-century inn beside a Saxon church is now a highly rated pub-with-rooms, owned by a local farming family with deep roots in the Teasdale soil. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A 'haven of peace and calm, with excellent pub food and friendly, efficient service,' this 18th-century inn stands beside a Saxon church 'in a stunning village' in Teasdale. It is owned by a local farming family with deep roots in the Teasdale soil. Characterful, country-chic main-house bedrooms and more contemporary courtyard rooms with outside seating area have fresh milk, home-made biscuits, Molton Brown toiletries. ‘Especially comfortable’ Laithkirk has ‘a range of books that would do credit to any library’. ‘Number five courtyard room is smaller than the others, but comfortably appointed, with a good shower.’ Food is served in the dog-friendly bar at lunchtime, and alongside more ambitious dishes at night in the bar and oak-panelled dining room. ‘Dinner was superb, a skate dish that would have been a winner on Masterchef, and a fish platter so generous my wife could not finish it.’ ‘The best pork chop and apple sauce I have ever eaten – so good I had it twice!’ A 'hearty breakfast, with locally sourced produce’ is cooked to order. ‘Highly recommended as a base for exploring Teasdale, dipping in the river Tees, and hiking the moors.' (Tessa Stuart, David Ganz, and others)

Hotel details


Barnard Castle
Co. Durham
DL12 9EB


01833 650213


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


all year except 23–28 Dec.


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

Background music

in restaurant.


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


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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £155, singles from £140. À la carte £39.

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Special offers

'Winter Snuggler' Special Offer

Winter Snuggler. Ends Sunday, February 25, 2024. 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 22nd Dec – 1st Jan), 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 £110 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. Click here to book: Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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