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The Rose & Crown

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu

Overlooking the village’s old stocks and water pump, this creeper-clad stone built coaching inn stands on the village green, while next door is the Saxon church known as ‘The Cathedral of the Dale’. Step inside the 18th-century pub to be greeted by fresh flowers, varnished oak panelling, old beams, and gleaming copper and brass artefacts, then enter the quirky little bar and you’ll encounter oak settles, a vast dog grate, old prints, carriage lamps and rural curios. In the secluded lounge you can retire to a wing-backed chair and be lulled by the ticking of a grandfather clock, with maybe a glass of Marston’s Wainwright or Black Sheep. The chefs use the best local produce sourced from Teesdale farms and sporting estates, as well as fish from the north-east coast, to create their imaginative, seasonal menus. Drop in at lunchtime for a just light bite or from the à la carte choose perhaps a home-made steak and ale pie or a seasonally inspired fish dish such as pan-roasted fillet of hake with brown shrimp fritter, Jerusalem artichoke, kale and rosemary cream. In the evening food can be enjoyed either in the bar area or in the oak-panelled restaurant. The cuisine style combines modern British cooking with a nod to the traditional Dales setting of The Rose & Crown. Typical dinner menu dishes are charred mackerel with compressed cucumber, pickled artichoke and artichoke broth; and pan-fried venison, mini venison cottage pie, baby carrots, kale, root vegetable purée and thyme jus. The service is professional yet friendly and the overall ambience is relaxed and comfortable.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 24-26 Dec & 1wk Jan
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner: all wk 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Marston's Wainwright
  • Real ciders: Kingston

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

6m NW from Barnard Castle on B6277

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