The Rose and Crown
Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9EB
T 01833 650 213
The Rose & Crown enjoys a picture postcard setting in rural Teesdale where, since 1733, the Inn has overlooked Romaldkirk’s three village greens, complete with medieval stocks, water pump, Saxon church and charming stone built cottages.
Stepping inside, the Inn effortlessly blends contemporary fittings and furnishings with the traditional period features. The charming bar is a popular watering hole for locals and residents with its polished wood ceiling, oak settle, old prints, carriage lamps and enormous dog grate.
The fourteen en-suite bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished with luxurious fabrics, Bose music systems and Molton Brown bathroom accessories. The seven bedrooms in the main house boast period features, some with exposed beams and antique furniture, with a couple having private sitting rooms; while the seven bedrooms in the courtyard and Monk’s Cottage offer a more modern, contemporary décor.
Food & Drink
Guests can enjoy freshly prepared food that uses the best of local produce to create both classic pub dishes with a modern twist and more refined seasonal dishes. Choose between eating in the charming bar area or in the delightful oak panelled restaurant. There is an extensive wine list as well as real ales and a good selection of malt whiskies to enjoy by the open fire.
Recommended Local Attractions
Eggleston Hall Gardens – 5 mins
Bowes Museum – 10 mins
Barnard Castle – 10 mins
Low Force, Wynch Bridge & Bowlees Visitor Centre – 10 mins
Raby Castle – 20 mins
Headlam Hall – 25 mins
Durham Cathedral – 45 mins
Yorkshire Dales – 45 mins
Lake District – 90 mins
Barnard Castle – 10 mins
Darlington Town Centre – 40 mins
Durham City Centre – 55 mins
All timings denote typical journey time by car, unless specified otherwise.
Standard from £57
Superior from £70
Suite from £90
Prices based on Bed & Breakfast per person per night.
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Meet the Chef
Teeside born head chef, Dave Hunter is passionate about the local area and sourcing his produce from the best local suppliers. He is determined to create dishes that taste great, satisfy the appetite and show imagination and flair without damaging the goodness and flavour of the quality ingredients. Dave’s work has been rewarded with 2 AA Rosettes and Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured & Local Champion accolades.
Out & About
Described as one of the finest museums outside of London, the award winning Bowes Museum houses internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative art. This iconic French-style chateau created in the late 19th Century is set in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle and is well worth a visit, only 10 minutes from The Rose and Crown.
Set on a high rock overlooking the River Tees, Barnard Castle is reached by delightful cobbled streets and twisting lanes from the centre of town. The castle is English Heritage property and is a must see for visitors to the area.
Immersed in over 600 years history, Raby Castle is one of the most spectacular properties in North Yorkshire. Set in the heart of the Durham Dales, you can enjoy the wonderful rooms of the castle, take a stroll in the idyllic walled gardens, spot wildlife in the 200 acre deer park or take a bite to eat in the cosy tearooms!
For golf lovers the nearby Headlam Hall has a stunning 9 hole course, an enjoyable and challenging course which features an abundance of natural features including rig & fur, woodland, streams and ponds making it a test for the most experienced of golfers.
England’s highest waterfall, High Force Waterfall, is surrounded by woodland walks and cycle routes, there’s also fishing on offer from April – October.
With 12 dog-friendly rooms available, your canine companion will be made to feel at home with locally made ‘Welly-bix’ dog treats and their very own dog bed. There is no additional charge for dogs to stay at The Rose & Crown, which makes it an excellent choice for a relaxing break.
With a dedicated ‘dog hosing/drying area’, The Rose and Crown are able to cater for all weathers and levels of mud!
The MasterChef judge, Gregg Wallace has been to the Rose & Crown to film the Inn’s head chef Dave Hunter in action.
As a county Durham is expansive and rural, with Teesdale in particular one of its most predominantly agricultural areas. This fact is not wasted on The Rose and Crown, with Teesdale born and raised Head Chef, Dave Hunter, using nothing but local ingredients in his menus.
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