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    The Ancient Unicorn

    Bowes, Barnard Castle, Bowes DL12 9HL, England
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    “ancient unicorn” (28 reviews)
    “the pub” (13 reviews)
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    Reviewed 10 April 2017

    We were running a bit late and rather than wait until we got to the motorway services on the M6, we took a side-tour off the A66 to visit this pub for lunch. That proved to be a very good move. The pub looks very...More

    Thank duncanamps
    Reviewed 2 April 2017

    A small country style pub restaurant, typcial pub food, pretty good overall and well priced. A bit smoky and I seemed to adopt a layer of ash as the fire place blew it out. Food was homestyle, curry was nice, home made pie and gravy...More

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    Reviewed 28 March 2017

    We wanted a short break away and had never visited the area so thought "Why not?". The Ancient Unicorn fitted the bill, although we had mistakenly thought it was actually in Barnard Castle - so wasted some time trying to find it there! Should have...More

    Thank cat2Leeds
    Reviewed 18 March 2017

    Stayed at Unicorn in a courtyard room. Very warm and comfortable, The main building is reputed to be one of the most haunted pubs in England and the whole ambience lends itself to such. Small and large reception rooms, with snugs, sitting areas and large...More

    Thank whiteout
    Reviewed 16 March 2017

    The pub is in a small village and although when we arrived the courtyard was in a state of being refurbed so no parking, it will be very nice when finished. The room was dissappointing in so much as it didnt have an opening window,...More

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    • USD 58 - USD 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • Bowes
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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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    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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    ashleighb98
    13 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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    "Rooms in the main pub have the best views whilst the charming rooms in the converted stables are quieter/more..."
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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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