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“As expected :-)” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Crown Hotel
Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
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“As expected :-)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Pleasant and friendly staff, the landlady even entertained our 9 month old for us while we ate our tea. My steak pie and chips were very nice however my partner thought the lasagne was a tad dry but nothing to panic about. Nice draught beers and a nice country pub atmosphere in the bar to sit and enjoy a pint and some food.

The room was clean and tidy and exactly what we expected of a small country pub. No problems with the room at all. Constant hot water supply allowing us to have a bath on the evening.

All in all I am happy with The Crown and would go back. My only negative would be the prices £85 for 1 night was slightly steep and the food and drink were a bit more than I'd usually like to pay. Apart from that all was good and the staff were lovely.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stopped in here for dinner, couldn't get in earlier as had backpack and boots on, apparently a major no-no, which was a bit odd as the Pennine Way goes right past the door. Lots of notices inside listing things you can't do, which wasn't very welcoming. The food service was OK as the food was brought by the one member of staff who felt able to smile. Felt the food was over-priced for what it was. Certainly the worst dinner I had in a week's walking in the Pennines. Heard two other members of staff loudly discussing the merits [or otherwise] of the half-finished drinks left by two recently departed guests, which I thought was unprofessional. We made our excuses and left [the third member of our party didn't even want to eat or drink here and he was actually staying at the hotel itself, which to my mind says a lot].

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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helen471, Owner at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
I think most people nowadays take tripadvisor with a pinch of salt. They realise that some people no longer write honest reviews , thank goodness for that.

We have never turned anyone away with a backpack, as we are only a small pub we ask people to leave them in the porch or in a corner of the bar. Our industry revolves around walkers and most walkers wear boots. We have a sign up asking people to remove muddy footwear before going upstairs , people that go upstairs are residents. Of course people with boots are welcome in our bar, we have one side of the bar for walkers with boots leggings etc, and the other side is for people in their better clothes.

If a member of staff paased comment about some drink that had been left, it was probably out of concern , nothing else.

As for our food all i am going to say is at least our food is homemade, not frozen, from local sourced suppliers, and is priced at the going rate for the area for food of the same standard.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Lovely pub with great staff. The rooms are very old fashioned with miss matching decor. No hair dryer or shelves in bathroom for toothbrushes. Everything is a bit old and tatty. The cleanliness is good though. Unfortunately, as a vegetarian, the menu was very limited. The pub in the same village did a very varied menu and was far better priced. In conclusion, i would say it is fit for purpose when going for a walking trip but don't expect to be "wowed"

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ringmer, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

On the road down to Malham from Hawes there wasn't much else for lunchtime, so we stopped at The Crown Hotel at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Initial impressions were of shabby decor & a chilly welcome.

The menu presented sufficient choices, but the results were disappointing at best. The Wenslydale Cheese & chutney sandwiches were probably the highlight. Nice local cheese, though not much of it, and a pleasing chutney, with a decent salad garnish & coleslaw, although the cheap white bread spoiled the effect, and the undercooked chips were distinctly unappetising. The £6.50 price was exorbitant given the content. The fact that the otherwise pleasant waiting staff rather pretentiously called it a "baguette" was laughable.

The tuna mayonnaise sandwich ("baguette" lol) was awful, consisting of more cheap mass produced bread with a minimal tuna content which clearly came from the cheapest of the cheap product, the sort that contains black bits.

The Cumberland sausage ring was pretty good, with decent mash & peas, & lots of gravy. Perhaps the best thing on the menu.

Finally, the pie. Although the pastry was crisp, the contents were dry, with any gravy that might once have been there long since gone overboard if the dried trails down the side of the pie dish were anything to go by.

The management clearly don't like what people have said here, as they've seen fit to cover the "Trip" part of "TripAdvisor" on their door sticker with a white label carrying a rather childish profanity. They'd be better off putting all that effort into improving something small, like sourcing decent bread & pies from one of the several decent local bakers.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Arrived Friday at 2.15 and was met by a lovely girl behind the bar. She showed us our room one with double bed and bath and toilet and a twin with a shower. Toilet was communal to be found on first floor. Food on night 1 was 2 lamb Henry a steak ( cooked to perfection) and sausage and mash. Food was well priced and very tasty. Loads of meat on the lamb. We walked the 3 peaks on Saturday and 2 of us bought a packed lunch consisting of sandwich, piece of fruit, kitkat crisps and a drink. In evening we had meat and pot pie chips peas gravy (just what the doc ordered after a long walk). Steak and curry. Curry was a bit dry. Couple who own pub very nice. Accommodation is basic so if you looking for 5 star you won't get. But we were All very happy and very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely return.

Stayed April 2014
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Merriott, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

I've stayed here before and I think it is probably the best option for hikers walking through. I was doing the Pennine way again and found this place friendly enough with good food and beer at a reasonable price. I have stayed in better places and also in worse places - the crown hangs somewhere in the middle. Hearty breakfast served in the morning set me up for a very wet days walking to Hawes. I would return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We read the various reviews before booking so came very open minded but aware of others experiences both good and bad.
Our findings were as follows;
Lovely friendly welcome by Sandra, Tom and their staff.

The room was very basic and dated but we had expected this and the bathroom 'smelly' which we think was due to the saniflow system, the plastic jug was a thoughtful touch to rinse hair but surely it wouldn't be too much to fit taps with a shower attachment.



Dinner was very tasty and the early breakfast was a nice touch

A basic need for us is to be warm, our early start on the first morning we accepted it was probably too early to put the heating on but were surprised to find our room freezing cold when we returned in the late afternoon and again when we got up the following morning for breakfast.

The hotel charges are not reflected in the facilities provided as for slightly more we had a luxury night in a Boutique hotel in Kirkby Lonsdale

We chose the Crown for its location to walk the 3 peaks but will think again about staying here next time.
We don't think it would take much to turn the Crown into a place people will flood back to, crisp white bed linen , fluffy white towels, a plumbing overhall and a bit of TLC

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Crown Hotel
Address: Horton In Ribblesdale, Horton-in-Ribblesdale BD24 0HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Horton-in-Ribblesdale
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Number of rooms: 10
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