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Rose & Crown - Inn in Durham

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Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, DL12 9EB, Durham
England, United Kingdom

Thomas & Cheryl Robinson

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+44 (0)1833 650213 (landline)

National Treasure

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

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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.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Thomas & Cheryl Robinson:

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).
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"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, United Kingdom

December 2016

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  • 8 Doubles
  • , 3 Twins
  • , 3 Suites for 2
Price:(i) £115 to£200 per night

Singles £95. Dinner, B&B from £79 per person.

Special Offer: Autumn Escape 2 night break - Available during Oct & Nov (2 night min) - DB&B each night in a superior room - £178 per couple per night (£129 singles). Tea & scones on one afternoon. 3rd night free in November*

Booking info:


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


23-27 Dec and one week in January.


Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, DL12 9EB, Durham

Inn 8 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 160 per night
Inn 3 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 160 per night
Inn 3 Suites, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 180 to £ 200 per night

Thomas & Cheryl Robinson

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1833 650213 (landline)