Project Description

The Rose and Crown

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 country-contemporary décor.

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy freshly prepared food that uses the best of local produce to create classic country dishes cooked with care, attention to detail and an eye on presentation. Choose between eating in the charming bar area where lunch is also served daily or in the delightful oak panelled room. There is an extensive wine list as well as real ales, numerous gins and a good selection of malt whiskies to enjoy by the open fire.

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The Rose and Crown has 14 rooms divided between the Main House, the Courtyard or Monk’s Cottage.

For a bed and breakfast stay, the room rates can be found here.

The Rose and Crown is a family friendly hotel and children are welcome. There is a children’s menu if required for younger children and under 7’s are permitted in the bar and dining room up until 8 pm. The three suites have sofa beds which are suitable for children and are also equipped with DVD players.

Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement and can stay in the majority of the rooms at no additional cost. They are also allowed in the bar when clean and on a lead. A maximum of two dogs per room is permitted. The hotel reserves the right to apply a charge to cover any or special cleaning if it is required.

To book a stay at The Rose and Crown, please click here.


Meet the Chef

Teesdale 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 career has included a head chef role at a 2 Michelin star restaurant so his knowledge and passion are clearly evident.

Out & About

Teesdale is a peaceful and beautiful northern dale that is perfect for nature lovers and walkers. From the doorstep of the Rose & Crown you can enjoy hikes over rugged moorland, riverside walks and cycling on quiet rural lanes.

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.

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

Retail Therapy

  • 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.

Dog Friendly

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!

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Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle,
DL12 9EB

T 01833 650 213

14 Bedrooms

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Dog Friendly 

12 of 14 guest rooms are dog friendly at no charge. A maximum of 2 dogs per room. Mention when booking online to request. Dog beds, water bowls, locally-made dog treats and washing facilities provided. Dog food available on request for an additional charge. Dogs are welcome in the bar but not the restaurant.

Map & Directions

Please click the map below for directions.

Location of the Rose & Crown

Transport Links

By car – for sat nav use DL12 9EB

Darlington Railway Station – 40 mins

Teeside airport – 45 mins