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The Ancient Unicorn

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Certificate of Excellence
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Bowes, Barnard Castle, Bowes DL12 9HL England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews the pub converted stable block log fire pennine way traditional sunday roast separate bar friendly establishment barnard castle brilliant shower lovely old pub dry my hair star of the show well worth a visit comfy sofas home cooked heated towel rail beef
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights with my husband over New Year.This is a lovely atmospheric coaching inn,with log fires and comfy sofas. The staff were very friendly and efficient,and the food,both at dinner and breakfast ,was very good and freshly cooked. We stayed in...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Sunshine813319
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Comfortable bedroom with additional electric fire to supplement the central heating. Steep staircase. Lovely large bath. Good parking. Decent pub like restaurant with real coal fire. Small village with lovely country to walk in on lanes. Castle ruins to visit. Much larger castle about 6...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank RomanBridge
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Perfect location off the motorway and very good room for a couple with dogs. The bed was very comfortable and we had a good nights sleep as it is a very quiet location. We enjoyed a dinner at the venue and it was lovely. Breakfast...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank suecgillies
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed for one night in one of the courtyard rooms. Really comfortable bed and superb shower - always a bonus. Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere in the bar. Good food too. Lovely old building sensitively restored still keeping the character of the original...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank DavidandValB
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We came here to enjoy a night away, and we were very impressed. Beautiful settings, log fires, great selection of drinks, excellent food. This place was great. Also, we stayed in the infamous 'Room 4' which is steeped in ghostly lore! I would really recommend...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Liam S
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Description
We are a coaching Inn based just off the A66 with 10 letting rooms (8 en suite located across the courtyard in the converted stable block). We are dog friendly and have a traditional bar food plus a lovely coffee More shop and restaurant and a room to have meetings in. A warm welcome is found all day whether dropping in for breakfast, a quick coffee or a full meal, we look forward to meeting you Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Spa
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$70 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Ancient Unicorn Hotel Bowes
Location
United Kingdom > England > Durham > Bowes
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$70 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Ancient Unicorn Hotel Bowes
Location
United Kingdom > England > Durham > Bowes
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Traveller (60)
Dining (8)
Room & Suite (1)
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Watersidepotter
9 October 2018|
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Response from Ancient U | Property representative |
We are open on Sunday evenings for hotel guests and reservations only
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nutzzz
17 September 2016|
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Response from Philip J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen dogs in for lunch-time, There is the main bar/dining area with large fire and then just round the corner a small snug with a few chairs and table and another fire. Also plenty of room outside on the terrace... More
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nutzzz
17 September 2016|
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Response from Billie65 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there with our 3 dogs and took them with us into the bar when we went for our evening meal. Not sure if they are allowed in all areas - we didn't take them into the dining room where breakfast was served and there... More
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"Ask for a room in the refurbished section of the hotel.5"
alisonm555
19 Aug 2018
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"If you want to leave your window open then ask for a first floor room."
Christine4186
23 Jun 2018
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"Rooms for folk with dogs are outside in a courtyard with car parking outside. Ideal."
averay55
21 May 2018
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"Rooms in the main pub have the best views whilst the charming rooms in the converted stables are..."
75AndyB75
12 Nov 2017
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