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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown
County Durham
2 reviews
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2008

My partner and I had spent a fair amount of time online looking for a decent hotel located near Alton Towers with fair prices. The task it seemed was impossible (I'm very particular about cleanliness!) that is until we stumbled upon the Rose and Crown.

We decided to stay for two nights, arrived at 10 PM the first night and were met at the door by Danny. He was extremely friendly and directed us to our room explaining about the facilities and so forth. We were asked what time WE wanted breakfast, which I thought was a nice touch rather than being told when we have to have it.

The room was lovely, the sheets were pristine white and smelt fresh and clean. The furniture was obviously new and gave the room a lovely warm feeling. The only down side was that you could hear a lot through the door, not that there was a great deal of loud noise.

Breakfast was fantastic, cereal, juice, toast, tea, coffee and a cooked breakfast made fresh! The staff were really friendly and chatty but in no way over bearing.

As mentioned we stayed over primarily for Alton Towers, it was a 10-15 min drive, really easy to get to and a great deal of fun.

Our second night we headed down to the bar for dinner, which was amazing! My partner had the chicken wrapped in bacon and I had salmon with lime, honey and soy dressing. Both dishes were simply wonderful we ate every last mouthful. We even managing to share an apple crumble with ice cream for dessert and a baileys coffee, before heading upstairs for another good nights sleep.

I cannot rate this establishment high enough, value for money, friendly, welcoming staff with clean, comfortable and cosy rooms.

Should we ever head back to Alton Towers you can bet this is where we'd stay!

Thank you to Danny and Henrietta for a wonderful stay.

  • Liked — Cosy, comfortable room and friendly staff.
  • Disliked — Not a lot to do after visiting Alton Towers.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2008

We stayed at The Rose and Crown at the end of March. When we arrived we were greeted by Danny who was very charming and nothing was too much trouble.
Our room was cosy and very comfortable and not too noisy. We had dinner every night whilst staying there. We found the staff to be very helpful and the food was out of this world! That also included the breakfast which set you up for the day.
During our stay we made vists to quite a few of the local beauty spots where the scenery was breathtaking, even for that time of year.
We will definately be returning in the near future.

  • Liked — Lovely comfy bed, excellent breakfast
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2008

I've stayed here a number of times and I have never failed to be impressed by the warmth and hospitality of the owners.

We were greeted on arrival by Henrietta and shown to our rooms, and then once settled, headed into the bar/restaurant for dinner.

The service was impeccable, and you don't feel hassled by the staff in anyway, they are attentive but you don't feel rushed and the food itself, cooked by Danny, is spectacular!!!

Located on the edge of the Peak District, there are walks in abundance, or it's your thing Alton Towers is just 15 minutes away, not yet experienced, but will certainly be heading back to try that one out!

  • Liked — Food
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

We stayed at the rose and crown a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed our time there. The staff were friendly and pleasant and the food was exceptional. Danny and Henrietta were more than helpful in every way possible ( thanks to you henrietta for picking us up when we could not get a taxi from ashbourne). And to top all of that the weather was absoloutly boiling hot. We recommend anyone to stay there.

  • Liked — food
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2008

We have stayed with Danny & Henrietta on numerous occasions during our trips to Derbyshire. The Rose & Crown offers the best food around (we did look elsewhere before and during our visit) and has a nice relaxed atmosphere.

The rooms are quiet and comfortable, and the location couldn't be better if you want to nip into Ashbourne, go for long walks in the surrounding countryside, or a pint of Pedigree at the bar! We've not been, but Alton Towers is also around the corner virtually.

We'll be back.

Stayed July 2008
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Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2007

We stayed for two nights on 4th and 5th May 2007 and we had a really pleasant stay. Although the bar/restuarant is closed during the day, we were met by Danny (proprietor) when we arrived and he personally saw us to our very comfortable room. We had a great meal on our first night - the food was exceptional - the prices were comparable to a decent bistro.

On our second day we went to Alton Towers - about 15 minutes drive away - Danny gave us a local route to get there which missed out all the traffic. By dinner that day we were wise and didn't have a starter to make room for a fantastic dessert and a local cheese platter which we shared.

Definately a great place to stay - hospitality is second-to-none and the bar is relaxing and the service good.

  • Liked — Simple
  • Disliked — A few cobwebs but then you are in the country!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2007

my husband and i stayed for two nights 30th dec-1st jan and were absolutely delighted with everything. the pub itself is unspoilt and as a pub shoud be, but the food! what can we say. danny should win the equivalent of an oscar for his cooking. everything from the sandwiches to venison is outstanding and i just wish i could cook bacon like danny does. will definitely be visiting again

Stayed December 2006
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Additional Information about The Rose and Crown

Property: The Rose and Crown
Address: Main Road, Middle Mayfield, Ashbourne DE6 2JT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ashbourne > Middle Mayfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Middle Mayfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rose and Crown is situated in a village 2 miles from Ashbourne and 10 minutes drive from Alton Towers. We are a freehold, family-run business, with a focus on excellent food and drink and professional service in a friendly environment. Our guest accommodation comprises of 1 family room (children are welcome in the bar) or 3 double bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. ... more   less 
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