The Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk

18th-c coaching inn with accomplished cooking, attentive service and a fine choice of drinks; boutique-style bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2, 6-8.30

Restaurant times: 6-8.30

Typical main dish: roast loin of Teesdale lamb with shepherd's pie, crushed peas and mint pesto

Typical main dish price: £18.00

Average two course evening meal price: £25.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (3)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.80

Name of cheapest bitter: Black Sheep

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 14

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant

Child restrictions: No under-8s after 8pm

  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Pub pets: Mabel, Jack Russell

The good pub guide review

This is a lovely, handsome old inn standing next to St Romald's Church on the edge of the village green ' you can see the original stocks and water pump from the picnic-sets out front. The beamed bar area has old-fashioned seats facing a warming log fire, a Jacobean oak settle, a grandfather clock, brass hunting horns and old farm tools and black and white pictures of Romaldkirk on the walls. Black Sheep, Marstons Wainwright and a changing guest ale on handpump, seven wines by the glass from a good list, 20 malt whiskies and 16 gins. Another room has elegant pale oak country chairs and stools by a woodburning stove and there's an oak-panelled restaurant; background music. If you stay in one of the 14 comfortable, well equipped bedrooms (in the main building, the courtyard or Monk's Cottage), the owners provide an in-house guide for days out in the area, and a Walking in Teesdale book. Disabled access. The church is worth a look and the exceptional Bowes Museum and High Force waterfall are both nearby.

The good pub guide food review

Using impeccably local produce, much of it from Teesdale, the kitchen turns out nicely conceived modern British food along with platters and more straightforward pub grub such as 'hog roast' sausages and mash. Dishes might include mushroom soup with wild mushroom and rosemary crouton, goats cheese salad with nectarines, fennel, walnuts and burnt orange dressing, grilled seabass with brown shrimps, sag aloo, toasted almonds and spring onion and coconut curry, beef bourguignon pie with glazed carrots, champ potato and tenderstem broccoli, roasted aubergine with ratatouille topped with toasted pine nuts and mozzarella, and puddings such as dark chocolate brownie and tonka bean pannacotta with summer berries and almond crumb.

2021 Awards

Licensee Introduction

Set on the green in the attractive dales village of Romaldkirk this charming inn dates back to the 17th century. Inside the bar you will find stone flagged floors, open fires, comfortable furnishings and authentic rural decor. Here you can enjoy a good selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as excellent food that utilises the superb local produce of the area. There is also an oak panelled dining room and 14 attractive and well-appointed bedrooms. Dogs are very welcome.

Name of Licensee

Cheryl Robinson

Contact Details

The Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk, Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9EB

(01833) 650213