The Rose and Crown

In a ‘beautiful setting’, beside the Saxon church in a ‘picturesque’ North Pennines village, Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century inn is ‘an absolute gem’. More

Contact details

The Rose and Crown
Romaldkirk
Romaldkirk
Co. Durham
DL12 9EB
England
01833 650213

Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 2 in Monk's Cottage, 5 in rear courtyard, some on ground floor.

Open

all year except 23-28 Dec, no food served Mon lunchtime.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, Crown Room (bar meals), restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), boot room, fishing, grouse shooting, birdwatching nearby.

Background music

all day and evening in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms and public rooms, except restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £115-£205, D,B&B £175-£265. A la carte £40.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘beautiful setting’, beside the Saxon church in a ‘picturesque’ North Pennines village, Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century inn is ‘an absolute gem’, loved especially by dog-owning readers. Bedrooms vary in style and character, with a mix of antique, locally made and modern furniture. Some have beams and exposed stone, while suites have a sofa bed for children. The more contemporary courtyard rooms have their own patio. All are supplied with ground coffee, biscuits, smart toiletries. ‘The food is the star of the show’, served in the candlelit oak-panelled dining room, or in the cosy bar with its log fire, horse brasses, hunting prints and settles. The Robinsons, who also own Headlam Hall in Darlington (see Shortlist), have farmed in Teesdale for four generations, and are passionate about seasonality, provenance and animal welfare. Head chef David Hunter is back in the kitchen this year, creating such dishes as pan-fried breast of woodpigeon, grilled pancetta, parsnip tartlet, juniper sauce. Breakfast choices include smoked haddock or honey-roasted ham, setting guests up for a hearty walk, perhaps to High Force waterfall. (AG, KJ)

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Autumn Escape Special Offer

AUTUMN ESCAPE – Available for any two nights during September, 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*. £89 per person per night based on two sharing or £129 a night for singles. Saturday night supplement – £15pp. *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). To benefit from this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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The Rose and Crown
Romaldkirk
Romaldkirk
Co. Durham
DL12 9EB

Guest comments

'Our third visit to this very popular pub. Our room in the courtyard was fine, roomy, lots of storage space and an excellent modern bathroom. We didn’t appreciate being woken at 5am by a barking dog – book a room in the main house to avoid this. The food is good. I rarely choose a vegetarian option but was very pleased I did on one occasion. Breakfast had a very good fruit selection The staff are young, efficient and friendly. Very reasonably priced too. ' - Peter Anderson - August, 2018
'Loved the thoughtfulness, The excellence and the lack of pretension. Wonderful value. Midway between a hotel and a pub, in a delightful village. ' - David Birnie - August, 2018
'A very nice stay here with our dog, room comfortable and quiet, some great walks from the door . The food is the star of the show ,beautifully presented and delicious , we had the fine dining experience in the bar and loved it. Staff are lovely , attentive and friendly ' - Adam Gibson - March, 2017
'Another enjoyable stay at the R&C - our room in tiptop order as always. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere throughout. Excellent food served in both the bar and dining room. Beautiful setting in a picturesque village. This hotel is an absolute gem. ' - Kevin Johnson. - March, 2017
'Still a most welcoming place to stay. Chef Dave Hunter and his team continue to produce excellent food with very good selection. Staff are friendly and eager to please guests. Housekeeping is first class. The hotel may be small in size but certainly subtly professional in its approach, and therein lies a large part of its appeal. A relaxing and pleasant place to stay. ' - Alwyn Ellis - June, 2016

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