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    The Ancient Unicorn

    Bowes, Barnard Castle, Bowes DL12 9HL, England
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    1 - 5 of 117 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    OK My friend and I had a bar meal lunch here on our way to Cumbria for a weekend and a Sunday Lunch on our way back, we stumbled across this place on the way up and made a point of finding it on the...More

    Thank fourwitchespinkmoon
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Stayed overnight here when I went to a friends wedding. First impressions were very good. A warm welcome at reception and was taken to our room. A quirky room, with external entrance was what I guess was a converted stable or coach house. Comfortable and...More

    Thank Anth K
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    welcoming & comfortable although our room was small & a little stuffy as unable to open the window recently renovated & nice decor good food in bar & hearty breakfast easy to find & quiet good walking country

    1  Thank peterbysea
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Comfortable stay very very clean . Not I've friendly staff and our room was not made up after our first night. Very good value for money. Obviously a popular place with the locals and do feel they are the priority. However are needs were more...More

    Thank HTPLondon
    Reviewed 12 September 2017

    We stayed here for one night to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, it was lovely, the rooms were very clean and very modern. The food in the restaurant was beautiful and very good value, only negative is the walls are that thin you can hear...More

    Thank Rispin01
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    • US$ 58 - US$ 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    nutzzz
    16 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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    16 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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    ashleighb98
    12 August 2016|
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    Response from MJD1952 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes two choices I think, one was vegetable lasagne and I don't recall the other one.
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    "did not stay in rooms"
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    "One of our group had a room with well equipped kitchen, and small dining area - very handy for a family."
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    "Ask for one with an opening window"
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    "Choose a rom in the stable block as opposed to upstairs in the main building"
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