The Rose & Crown

Romaldkirk, Co. Durham

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘This hotel is amazing.’ ‘The perfect place for a break in the country.’ A chorus of approval in 2019 for Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century coaching inn beside the Saxon church in a ‘charming, peaceful village’. ‘The bar has a real log fire, flagged floors and a fine choice of drinks, with treats for four-legged companions.’ Main house bedrooms have period features (beams, exposed stone), antique and locally made furniture. Courtyard rooms in a single-storey stone building are more contemporary, with outdoor seating area. ‘Our courtyard room was fine, roomy, with an excellent bathroom.’ Nice touches include Molton Brown toiletries, mineral water in reusable glass bottles. ‘But the exceptional delight is the food’ in the ‘beautiful oak-panelled dining room’. The Robinsons, who also own Headlam Hall, Darlington (see Shortlist), have farmed in Teesdale for four generations; they are in tune with the seasons, committed to animal welfare. David Hunter’s menus showcase local produce. ‘Pan-fried loin of Teesdale lamb with crisp lamb bonbon, ratatouille, asparagus, aubergine was stunning.’ Breakfast is ‘to die for’. (Fran Walker, G Waters, Peter Anderson, and many 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

2 lounges, bar, Crown Room (bar meals), restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 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 £120–£205, D,B&B £185–£270. À la carte £40.

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Special offers

Autumn Escape Special Offer from £95 per person per night

AUTUMN ESCAPE – Enjoy a short break in Teesdale when the colours of the beautiful countryside change to wonderful autumnal shades and the fires crackle in the bar as the nights draw in…Available for any two nights during October & November to include: Accommodation in a superior double or twin room. Tea and homemade scones & preserves on one afternoon. Three-course a la carte meal each evening. Full English breakfast. Optional 3rd night FREE in November*. £95 per person per night based on two sharing or £135 a night for singles. *To qualify for the 3rd night free you just have to buy dinner (main course minimum) that night and breakfast the following morning (£12.50 pp). Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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