Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk
- At a Glance
- Our Review
Vintage gastro-inn on a pretty Teesdale village green
Of the hundreds of Rose & Crowns in Britain, this one is the tops. This former 18th century coaching inn is crowned by its location in the pretty conservation village of Romaldkirk.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
On the green in the Teesdale village of Romaldkirk.
Come here for...
• Walking in the high fells and lush valleys of Teesdale. • A picture-postcard village setting. • All the charm of a coaching inn – old beams, gleaming brass and ticking grandfather clocks. • Gastronomic treats.
There are two areas to eat – the oak panelled restaurant and the informal bar, with a crackling fire and rustic knick-knacks. There is also a comfy lounge with armchairs to enjoy after dinner drinks.
Good to know
Pocket your car keys – walking trails start right from the front door.
Rustic beams and downy pillows set the tone for beddy-byes in the individually styled bedrooms. Those in the courtyard are more contemporary in style, while those in the main house tend to have beams and antiques. All come with Molton Brown bath gels, Bose music systems and bathroom speakers.
We preferred the contemporary Superior double courtyard rooms and the cosy doubles in the main house.
Eat & Drink
Expect more-ish modern British cooking. The restaurant is cosy yet smart, with glowing oak panelling, candlelight, big comfy chairs, oak tables and silver cutlery. Try twice baked goat's cheese and spinach souffle with caramelised onion and a cream sauce as a starter, followed by pan-fried loin of lamb with confit lamb belly, and polished off with Trio of lemon – lemon cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, lemon sorbet and a splash of lemon infused vodka. Menus change seasonally but classics like sirloin steak and triple cooked chunky chips always feature.
Full breakfast is served until 10am.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Be sure to explore the Bowes Museum, Eggleston Hall Gardens, Raby Castle near Staindrop, and historic Durham cathedral. Head updale to High Force, England's highest waterfall and discover the fabulous countryside hereabouts.
Stock up with organic local produce at the Farmers’ Market held here on the first Saturday of every month.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 140 - 200. (Note: only dinner, bed and breakfast bookings are accepted at weekends.)Check In
11:00Minimum Night Stay
Two nights at weekends at busy times.Open/Closed
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Children under six are not permitted in the restaurant.Pets
Dogs are welcomeWedding License?
Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9EBParking
There is free guest parking.Trains
Darlington station – 18 milesTaxis
GBP 30 from the airport.Airport
Teesside – 20 miles