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THE ROSE & CROWN AT ROMALDKIRK, CO DURHAM – More Awards for this 18TH Century Country Inn in the Heart of Teesdale

The eighteenth century Rose & Crown Hotel at Romaldkirk, Co Durham now boasts a string of awards – owners Chris and Alison Davy invite you to experience their hospitality:

· AA Two Red Stars for 2004 – one of 200 top hotels in the UK selected by
the AA for this accreditation
· AA two Rosettes for fine cuisine
· RAC Blue Ribbon for 2004
· Consumers Association ‘Glorious Gastropub’ for 2004
· Recognised by The Good Food Guide
· The Good Pub Guide ‘County Dining Pub of the Year’ 1998,1999, 2000
and 2003

The Rose & Crown sits in the middle of three village greens, opposite the old stocks and water pump and next to the handsome Saxon church known to its local community as ‘The Cathedral of the Dale’.

Inside, the charm of bygone days has not been lost – old beams, sparkling brasses, ticking grandfather clocks and oak settles catch the eye. In the cosy panelled bar with its old fashioned shuttered window, a crackling fire burns in the big stone dog grate. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms – all different – two with private sitting rooms – all with vibrant fabrics, smart bathrooms and lots of extras. To the rear of the inn there are five more modern courtyard rooms, again all with striking colour schemes.

In the oak panelled candlelit restaurant with its crisp white linen, sparkling silver and big fat chairs chef/proprietor Chris Davy with Head Chef Andrew Lee and their team of five offer a daily changing £26 fixed price four course menu – predominately English with regional dishes and using whenever possible locally sourced produce.

Lunches and suppers are also available seven days a week. Guests can choose from an extensive selection of freshly prepared dishes – whether just a main course and cappuccino or a full three course meal. These can be enjoyed in the front bar or in the brasserie, with its deep red walls and big pictures of pompous French waiters.

Romaldkirk is in the heart of Teesdale. Bordering onto the Yorkshire Dales, this is fabulous walking country offering stunning contrasts of high fells and lush meadows, whitewashed farms and stone cottages. There is abundant bird life and masses of wild flowers, including the famous Spring Gentian. The Teesdale Way, which follows the River Tees from its source high up in the Pennines to the coast, passes through the village – further up the Dale it thunders over High Force making it the highest waterfall in England.

The Rose & Crown is an ideal base for visiting the old city of Durham, the open air museum at Beamish, Raby Castle – the home of Lord Barnard – and of course the world famous Bowes Museum – a magnificent French chateau located on the outskirts of the market town of Barnard Castle. The Rose & Crown is also an ideal stopping off point for guests heading north/south.

Overnight stays are from £55 per person midweek and £62 on Fridays and Saturdays based on two people sharing a double/twin room with full English breakfast. Dinner B&B is from £81 per person per night midweek and £88 weekends. Well-behaved pets welcome.

For a brochure with further details call the Rose & Crown Hotel on Tel 01833 650213 or visit Alternative the email address is

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