The path less travelled....
Who are we?
The Rose & Crown is privately owned by the Robinson family who have farmed in Teesdale for four generations. Thomas Robinson and particularly his wife, Cheryl, take an active role in the day-to-day running of the Rose & Crown along with a great team of local staff who all play a key role in the high quality yet relaxed style of service offered.
Since purchasing the Rose & Crown in late 2012 there has been continual investment in both the front house and back house facilities with an emphasis on using local suppliers and trades. The style of interior improvements aims to balance the traditional feel of a country inn with contemporary touches but above all else the goal is to provide a place that customers find comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable.
The Robinson family also own and run Headlam Hall which is located 15 miles down the dale from Romaldkirk.
A 'Green' Approach...
As a business we are constantly looking at how to minimise our impact on the environment. For a number of years we have been improving energy efficiency such as LED lighting, segregating our waste for recycling, using local suppliers to minimise delivery miles and looking at the green credentials of the companies that we use. We are also very aware of avoiding single use plastics and have made a number of changes in this regard.
Other green initiatives; we have an electric car charger that is available on site (charges apply) and our ever expanding 'kitchen garden' provides fresh homegrown fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Yes dogs are welcome in our bar area where you will find complimentary dog treats! The majority of our bedrooms are dog friendly.
We do not have a children’s menu but can offer most of our dishes as a smaller portion. We have high chairs available if required. Children under 8 are welcome in the bar or restaurant until 8pm.
We always recommend booking. We table reservations for both our bar & restaurant at lunch and dinner. We do not take reservations for our outside tables, these are on a first come first served basis dependent on the weather.
If you have booked on a dinner inclusive rate then no, we will have already reserved you a table. If you have a preference over whether you are seated inn the bar or the restaurant then please let us know. Your table will be yours all evening so we normally just take a dining time form you at check in, if you have a specific time in mind though please feel free to let us know in advance.
If you are booked with us on a Bed & Breakfast only rate then we do recommend booking a table if you wish to dine with us. Both the bar and restaurant are popular and we may not be able to offer you a table if we are full.
Yes, we have our own walking leaflet with local walks ranging from 2 miles to 7.5 miles. For those wishing to venture further we have copies of the OS Explorer map for our area.
We have ample parking to the front and the rear of the hotel.
We have a few local taxi firms, booking in advance is essential.
Hodgsons: 01833 630730
Alans Taxi: 01833 695860
Buses 95 & 96 stop right outside the Rose & Crown. They run to and from Barnard Castle roughly every hour.
The main entrance, bar and restaurant entrances are all wide enough for wheelchairs. Please be aware though that as the building is very old getting a wheelchair into the toilets is not really possible. For this reason we cannot say that the property is wheelchair accessible.
Of course, although during busy food service times you may not find a free table to sit at, we do however have bar stools available for drinkers and outdoor seating.
We have one suite with a sofa bed in the sitting room which is suitable for a child under 15. There is space for a cot in a number of our rooms but please call for details.
We do not have a seperate vegetarian menu but we do offer vegetarian dishes.
No but we can prepare vegan dishes with prior notice.
Some of our existing dishes can be modified to be gluten free but prior notice is preferred.
Last orders are at 10.30pm and the bar closes at 11pm but may close earlier on quiet nights.
The maximum table size that can be booked is for 8 people. We can accommodate larger groups of up to 20 for private lunches in the restaurant Monday to Friday by prior arrangement.
The majority of our rooms have a shower over bath but we do have some rooms with a walk-in shower only.
We are approximatemly 6 miles up the dale from Barnard Castle.