Rose & Crown

Barnard Castle, Durham
Inn


Everything you’d want of a lovely country inn - pretty rooms, tasty food, local ales in a cute bar and fabulous walking

Bedroom

14 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Romaldkirk is one of those lovely villages where little has changed in 200 years. It sits peacefully in the north Pennines, lost to the world and without great need of it. As for the Rose & Crown, it dates to 1733 and stands on the village green next to a Saxon Church. Roses ramble across stone walls at the front, so grab a pint of local ale, then sit in the sun and watch life pass by. Inside, you can roast away in front of a fire in the wonderfully old-school bar while reading the Teesdale Mercury. There’s a peaceful sitting room for afternoon tea, then a panelled restaurant for excellent food, perhaps honey-glazed goats cheese with apple and hazelnut, shoulder of pork wrapped in Parma ham, banana Bakewell tart. Thomas and Cheryl bought the place in 2012 and have been spending money on it ever since: it has never looked better. Stylish rooms – some in the main house, others out back, a couple in a cottage next door – have warm colours, comfy beds, Bose sound systems and super bathrooms. Don’t miss High Force waterfall, the magnificent Bowes Museum or the sausage sandwich at lunch. Dogs are very welcome.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2.30pm
Check out
11am
Closed
23-27 Dec and one week in January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Dog beds, towels for drying and locally made dog treats.

Max. 2 dogs.

Great walks from the door, village green next to the inn and river nearby.

Meals
Lunch from £10.50. Dinner, 3 courses, from £27. Sunday lunch £19.50.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £115
Surcharges
Singles £95. Dinner, B&B from £79 per person.
7 Doubles
From £115
2 Suites for 2
From £180
1 Cottage for 4
From £115
3 Twins
From £115

Reviews

Have stayed here on several occasions with my sister Daisy and my mum & dad, it is the most dog friendly hotel we have ever stayed in. We are allowed in the very comfortable bar where we sit under the table and eat the excellent treats provided by the owner, oh by the way my name is Gilbert and I am a nine year old westie. My dad, Kevin particularly likes the relaxed friendly atmosphere in the bar at lunch time. In the evening my mum, Marilyn likes nothing better than putting on a posh dress for fine dining in the romantic oak panelled dining room. We all love the R&C to bits.

Gilbert, Selby

On a cool August day we received the warmest of welcomes at this beautiful and comfortable inn. It’s several years since we had enjoyed a stay here and we were once again charmed by beautiful rooms, delicious food and great service. We are planning another trip for this year. It’s an oasis of calm in a troubled world!

Alyson

Have stayed at the R&C many times. All of the rooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard. The housekeeping is excellent. All of the staff are kind, friendly and helpfull. The food served in both bar and restaurant is of faultless quality, good choices on bar and restaurant menus. The comfortable bar, overlooking the village green is a very relaxing place in which to enjoy good food and a drink. More formal dining in the oak panelled dining room is candle lit and romantic. Very dog friendly, lots of good walks locally.

Kevin, Selby

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Thomas & Cheryl Robinson

  • High Force - England's highest waterfall at 70 feet is a magnificent sight and on a beautiful stretch of the river Tees in upper Teesdale (8 miles).
  • Bowes Museum - a magnificent 'chateauesque' museum housing collections of international significance of fine and decorative arts (6 miles).
  • Eggleston Hall Gardens - delightful historical walled gardens that specialise in rare species and include a garden walk and shop (2 miles).
  • Raby Castle - a superb example of a medieval castle in parkland filled with deer (9 miles).
  • Barnard Castle - a charming market town with a ruined 12th century castle and famous for its antique shops on 'the bank' (6 miles).
  • Hannah's Meadows - run by the Wildlife Trust these meadows once owned by Hannah Hauxwell are examples of rich unimproved upland hay meadows in a traditional farming landscape (3 miles).