In our case we don't need to travel very far away from home, about an hour to get to one of our favourite CL sites. The Crown at Mickleton is perfect in every way big serviced pitches, adult only in the middle of Teesdale. Pub's and local transport on the doorstep. Avril is a wonderful lady who is always willing to help make your stay that little bit nicer. It will be even better when the pub reopens.

Date of posting: 13/02/2022

Posted by: Stuart Blackburn


First time we have stayed here I was wanting a little site open all year as a get away without travelling to far the site is clean tidy and well kept the weather wasn’t in our favour for the stay we Will definitely be coming back hopefully with a bit better weather

Date of posting: 07/02/2022

Posted by: Ben Birch


Prime location and exceedingly spacious. Didn’t use facilities so cannot comment.
Only criticism would be the floodlight which was on all night and spoiled any stargazing in the rural dark sky

Date of posting: 06/02/2022

Posted by: Andrew clarke

Bishop Auckland

A nice spacious CL site, lovely walks directly from the site. Disappointing that the Crown is still not open but the Blacksmiths arms is open and it’s a lovely pub. We’ve stayed here several times and always enjoy the peace and quiet.

Date of posting: 27/01/2022

Posted by: Anita Woodward

Heighington Village Co Durham

Lovely little site, well spaced out plots. Shame pub was not open but we ordered the frozen food parcels and cooked then in the van which was beautiful, can’t wait for the pub to open again as we will definitely go back then

Date of posting: 25/01/2022

Posted by: Lynne


A fantastic CL. We have stayed here many times. The pitches are very large and well kept. Its peaceful and quiet with lovely walks close by. We stayed over New year and though the pub was closed we had a lovely Crown Outdoors meal in the marquee on new years eve afternoon and had a fantastic Crown at Home roast dinner on Sunday. The Blacksmiths Arms just down the road is a lovely welcoming pub for drink. Andrew, Avril and his team make you very welcome and do a great job.

Date of posting: 04/01/2022

Posted by: Heather Perry

Norton, Stockton-on-Tees

A perfect site for a winter break and lovely walks. The hardstanding was excellent and individual taps and electric made life easy.
I'm sure we shall return

Date of posting: 07/12/2021

Posted by:


Another lovely few days spent at the Crown CL with it's generous size plots and wonderful views. An ideal base for exploring upper Teesdale, unfortunately the Crown itself was still closed.
Mal Douglass

Date of posting: 24/11/2021

Posted by: Mal Douglass

Elton, Teesside

At any time of year this is a very good CL in a small village with excellent walks all around. Large, flat gravel pitches allowing van orientation however you want and fantastic views of the fields / fells. Only five pitches so even when full the single shower room / toilet is generally accessible. At the moment the Crown pub is closed but hopefully it will return soon as the food has previously been excellent and it is missed when you stay on the site. The village does have another very good pub which does limited food and there are easy walks to others in both Middleton in teesdale and Romaldkirk. By car or bus both Bowes museum in Barnard Castle and High Force are well worth a visit.

Date of posting: 09/11/2021

Posted by: Peter Bates

Sedgefield, Co Durham

What a wonderful site. Beautifully kept with stunning views. We love this area but have just discovered this CL.. We have booked a fortnight next year we loved it so much!

Date of posting: 21/10/2021

Posted by: David Marshall


Clean and peaceful site. Very good facilities. Pity the pub's closed - feels permanent, shame. The pub down the road's good and it's very friendly too. At £30 a night perhaps a tiny bit on the high side? Nevertheless we'll probably return.

Date of posting: 10/10/2021

Posted by: Tim Jones

Nr York

Great little CL 5 pitch site at the rear of the pub.. Pitches were large and well spaced out. We stayed on pitch 3, beautiful views, really quiet. Facilities spotless.
Great locality for visiting High Force, Bowlees Visitor Centre. Middleton in Teesdale is just down the road with plenty of shops and eateries.
Shame the pub wasn't open when we were there, as it looks a great pub, however it did not spoil our stay.
Will definitely use this site again.

Date of posting: 27/09/2021

Posted by: Lesley Wise


A well kept spacious CL. However for a CL, it is expensive. We ignored the cost as having the pub on the doorstep, where we hoped to be able to enjoy food and good beer compensated. Very disappointed to find it still closed. Fortunately, the Blacksmiths Arms 100 yards away saved the day and provided fantastic pizzas.

Date of posting: 16/09/2021

Posted by: John Kelly

Burley in Wharfedale

Just back from a fantastic weekends stay at the Crown on pitch 2.  The word FANTASTIC is not enough to describe how good the facilities are and how peaceful it was. The pitches are massive and the grounds are extremely well kept. The shower/wc room was spotless and very warm. The place is a credit to the owners who unfortunately we didn't get to meet.
The little pub along the street (The Blacksmiths Arms) is well worth a visit it serves a good pint and lovely pizzas and the locals make you very welcome.
We will definately be going back again !!

Date of posting: 13/09/2021

Posted by: Kevin Thurgood


This was my first time on a CL site and it won’t be the last, a really peaceful location and lovely scenery. We had Pitch 3 and I must say it was the best of 5 pitches but all were a big size. We will definitely go back, it was just a shame the pub wasn’t open while we were there. But that didn’t spoil our weekend. Lovely clean shower and WC room. All in all a great site.

Date of posting: 06/09/2021

Posted by: William Eyre


Another successful stay at The Crown Mickleton. We love staying here and so miss the Crown. The site as always is well maintained however we did notice a couple of areas that could be better. The external door skin to the toilet/shower has lost some architrave and is looking like it’s needs some repairs before it needs replacement. The toilet seat was loose and needed to be adjusted but couldn’t be tightened. So maybe the toilet seat needs to be replaced as well. The hand towels ran out and I couldn’t find any to replace or replenish on our last day.

We have mentioned before that a hook could be placed nearer the shower to hang your towel on as you have to hang it on the paper towel holder or window sill. A mop should be left or a squeegee to clean up after a shower.

We do love staying at the Crown I’m not complaining but just saying little things were slightly not to your 5 Star Standards and could be sorted quite quickly.

Can’t wait to stay again.

Dave and Di

Date of posting: 31/08/2021

Posted by: Dave and Dianne Whitfield


Very good site with very large pitch size, pity the pub wasn't open and the booking of meals very unclear but the Blacksmiths Arms just down the road is very good.
Good walks from Mickelton to nearby villages.
Modern single shower/toilet block

Date of posting: 28/08/2021

Posted by: Barry Hocking

Stanley, County Durham

Can't beat this lovely C L site for views. Very well maintained , clean toilet and shower , quiet, peacefully site . Friendly Pub down serves homemade pizzas and fox and hounds in next village for great food too. High Force & Low Force waterfalls walks nearby.

Date of posting: 27/08/2021

Posted by: Debbie Noon


Booked on line as we wanted to be near our friends live at Hunter house farm & certainly couldn’t have asked for a better CL site !!

Didn’t get to meet our hosts but a wonderful view from all the pitches and immaculate facilities

Shall be back x

Date of posting: 18/08/2021

Posted by: Laura


Lovely stay here on pitch 3 - private, incredibly spacious, fabulous scenery and so, so quiet! It was our second time here and we will most definitely be back. We love the walk along the railway line to Middleton and Romaldkirk. Just one thing lacking - the pub still closed!

Date of posting: 03/08/2021

Posted by: Tony Adcock


A lovely quiet site with lots of room. Very efficiently organised and run. Great shower (perhaps a more powerful extractor fan may be useful?). Ideal location for us as we were going between Northumberland and The Lake District. Hope to return when the pub itself is open! Thank you.

Date of posting: 31/07/2021

Posted by: Chris Sissons

Pitch 1

Lovely quiet site, breathing views. Huge pitch size with own water and electric. Immaculate toilet and shower room. Wish pub was open. Very enjoyable weeks stay, we will be back!

Date of posting: 28/07/2021

Posted by: Brian Bromiley


Love the CL at the Crown, Mickleton. It's one of our favourite sites. So quiet and peaceful, superb views. The location is central to Teesdale with lots to do and see. Will be back soon.

Date of posting: 20/07/2021

Posted by: Anita Blackburn


Lovely site will definitely be going back.

Date of posting: 17/07/2021

Posted by: Bernard Arnold


We have visited the site many times, it’s a beautiful quiet site with lovely views. Very large pitches which are level. We will return.

Date of posting: 13/07/2021

Posted by: Helen Dixon


We stayed for just 1 night but it was a lovely, peaceful site with loads of room. Facilities were lovely and clean. We really hope to come again

Date of posting: 09/07/2021

Posted by: Sue Latham

Bartle, Lancs

We stayed 2 days at The Crown site. We have visited the pub before and stayed in the lovely cosy barn. This time we had a small Campervan. The pitch was huge, with electric and water. Clean toilet and shower The views are just perfect and so peaceful. As we couldn’t enjoy the crowns wonderful food it was great that on Friday Andrew had a pop up doing loaded fries and fish and chips which was fantastic. A great two days and we definitely will return. Many thanks.

Date of posting: 03/07/2021

Posted by: Marianne Yates


Another super stay at the Crown CL. A really lovely open site with spacious serviced hard standing. So peaceful. Walks from the site are exceptional, especially along the river to Middleton. Much to explore in the area. Do hope on our next visit the Crown will be open but served very well down the road at the Blacksmith Arms. Will definitely book again. Many thanks for excellent pre booked supper.

Date of posting: 28/06/2021

Posted by: Sue Ibbotson

North Yorkshire

We love staying at the Crown. The facilities are open shower and toilet immaculate. Such a pity the Restaurant and Pub is not open. We took advantage of the fast food van selling loaded fries, burgers kofta kebabs etc… etc… in the Crowns beer garden. Open on Saturday.

The dog walks are great and it’s two miles to either Romaldkirk or Middleton in Teesdale via the old railway footpath.

The Blacksmith Arms pub is open in the village so you can enjoy a drink there.

Can’t wait for August Bank Holiday when we will be staying again.

Date of posting: 28/06/2021

Posted by: Dave and Dianne Whitfield


Loveley site with stunning views, we loved our stay here, good sized hardstanding pitches with your own water and electric (unusual for a CL), lovely little village with great walks were looking forward to visiting again!

Date of posting: 27/06/2021

Posted by: Nick Wade


Wow we loved our short break at the crown. Immaculate spacious and in the heart of a beautiful village. The walks were fabulous we saw lots of birds and rabbits.                                                            The countryside was beautiful as we walked along the river to Middleton in tees I honestly thought I was somewhere abroad.

Shower room and toilet maybe a little small but compact and bijou and spotlessly clean.
Well done the crown on managing everything with such efficiency and cleanliness in these strange times
We will return someday I am sure

Date of posting: 25/06/2021

Posted by: Helene cook

The crown. Mickleton

Fabulous site, with spacious pitches, clean toilet/shower, and miles of walks accessed from the site. Could only have been better if The Crown was open, but the dog-friendly Blacksmiths just over the road is open with plenty of tables inside and out.

Date of posting: 10/06/2021

Posted by: Jane Roe


A grand site very quiet and restful, and together with glorious weather we were reluctant to leave. A pity the pub was not open.

Date of posting: 03/06/2021

Posted by: Tom Perrin


Huge, level, hard standing pitches with a view
Very useful welcome pack wjth local walks etc
Facilities not open when we stayed due to Covid restrictions
Excellent food from take away menu
Shame pub not opening

Date of posting: 03/06/2021

Posted by: Pat Bradley


Lovely site, the bird song is so loud, it’s wonderful. The toilet and shower is great. Shame pub was closed. Thank you

Date of posting: 31/05/2021

Posted by: Peter White

Morpeth, Northumberland

Absolutely fine site in a beautiful spot. However, we were disappointed that the Crown wasn't open despite the May relaxation of Covid rules.

Date of posting: 28/05/2021

Posted by: David Hughes


This is a gem of a CL .Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great pitches ,lovely location and a very warm welcome.Be back as soon as we can

Date of posting: 27/05/2021

Posted by: Maria Phillips


A lovely peaceful weekend spent at the Crown, beautiful views and walks through stunning countryside right from the site. One of favourite chill out sites.

Date of posting: 26/05/2021

Posted by: Anita Woodward

County Durham

Lovely site, immaculately clean and tidy. Only two nights but we'll be back for more. Great walk/ cycle track nearby, heard a cuckoo for the first time in years, super food from the Crown .

Date of posting: 21/05/2021

Posted by: Jenny Hodgson

Stockton on Tees

We stayed three nights at the crown. It was very clean and well laid out. Pitch four had beautiful view of rabbits and horses . The village is lovely and I would definitely stay there again.

Date of posting: 11/05/2021

Posted by: Robert Mcmullen

Mickleton . Pitch 4

Great CL site, pitches are very large hard standing with small grass area too and level. Lovely little village with plenty long or short walks from site, which info is included in your welcome pack ( as well as sanitiser) Offer home cooked food for delivery/ collection as pub closed due to covid but also on a Saturday they have food van 12-6 with burgers and loaded fries. Would defo recommend this site and have already taken friends onto another pitch whilst we visited again.

Date of posting: 06/05/2021

Posted by: Gwyneth Smallman

County Durham

Only stayed the one night enroute to home after a week away. Set in a lovely village in scenic countryside. Excellent facilities for a CL site. Always like the extra little touches like the arrival pack full of local information. Sadly the pub was closed owing to Covid but would thoroughly recommend this site for its cleanliness and peaceful surroundings. Will definitely use again if I’m ever over this way again. ?

Date of posting: 02/05/2021

Posted by: Keith Dicken

Maryport, Cumbria.

What a great place for a peaceful stay. Pitches are huge, all have gravel and decent amount of grass for sitting on, with lovely view views of the countryside.

Wasn’t disappointed by the food we had prearranged from The Crown. Looking forward to going back and taking friends with us

Date of posting: 01/05/2021

Posted by: Claire McMillan


Great little quiet site with excellent takeaway food. Can’t wait for lockdown to Finish so that I can sample the bar and restaurant.

Date of posting: 27/04/2021

Posted by: Ken Barlow


Stayed here for two nights, lovely quiet setting and very clean. Very friendly owner very helpful and gorgeous take away food with instructions on how to cook, heat up.Lovely walk to Middleton and pub stop off then walk back good circular route. Definitely go again !

Date of posting: 21/04/2021

Posted by: Joan hayllar


The Crown's CL is one of the best there is!
A beautiful location, large pitches and own water point. One of our favourite places to stay in Teesdale.

Date of posting: 19/04/2021

Posted by: Anita Blackburn


The Crown at home meals have been fantastic. Best take away food I have every had. Today snow stopped us from picking up our food BUT they delivered it to us which was amazing considering the conditions. What a team. The weekend meal boxes are very special; imaginative food; great value; easy to follow instructions; it is like opening a present of wonderful culinary delights in these gloomy times.

Date of posting: 08/01/2021

Posted by: Diane Smart


Used for the first time today. Sunday lunch chicken. Very very nice. Tasty. Came with everything and easy to follow instructions to heat and eat.
I really enjoyed it. Generous portions.
You order, collect and eat. Easy.
We will use again.

Date of posting: 18/12/2020

Posted by: Julie Hutchinson

Bishop Auckland

Our surprise meal for my 70th Birthday was absolutely delicious. Easy to follow instructions, generous portions and very tasty.
Would definitely use the Crown again.

Date of posting: 04/12/2020

Posted by: John Tallentire


We have just returned from spending two nights at your site.Great location extra large pitches and everywhere clean. You even get a goodie bag on arrival used both maps We were given. Pity we didn’t have the pleasure of try your restaurant the smell was amazing. What staff we saw were very friendly and obliging. Hopefully we will be back.

Date of posting: 09/10/2020

Posted by: Val Cummins


We are regular customers on the CL at the Crown and it is one of our favourite sites - shower and toilet clean, facilities good. On previous trips we have always enjoyed the meals in the pub, however, this time the pub is closed due to Covid but the "Crown at Home" service is excellent. Restaurant quality prepared meals are delivered to your home (or caravan) with full instructions on how to heat them. Out of the 9 days we were there, we used this service most days, very good value for money and the food was really, really good and varied menu each week. Can highly recommend.

Date of posting: 09/10/2020

Posted by: Diane


We've stayed on this site numerous times and won't repeat the positives other reviewers have mentioned re. site size, cleanliness, location etc. However we do want to mention the 'takeaway' that we ordered for the Friday evening. We were blown away by the quality, quantity and variety of the food that was delivered to our van. Now I like cooking but producing food of this standard would have taken hours of preparation, lots of pots and pans to wash and skills that unfortunately I don't possess! A real bargain for a tenner a head. We'll certainly be back.

Date of posting: 07/10/2020

Posted by: Derek Hancock


A well run and tidy site that made for a pleasant few days walking the northern hills.

Date of posting: 03/10/2020

Posted by: Dave Pressley


A very well run site with extremely modern and clean facilities. Pleasant staff with nothing being a problem. Sunday lunch pre delivered on day of arrival and would highly recommend.

Huge pitches with water tap and electric to each pitch. Waste and grey waste behind screen also kept spotless along with recycle bins.

Perfect for dog walking. Would highly recommend

Date of posting: 22/09/2020

Posted by: Debbi Potts


Absolutely love this little gem of a site we have stayed here many times. Massive pitches wonderful spotless shower room and fantastic views you really couldn’t wish for more. If you enjoy walking there are foot paths in every direction. Looking forward to the pub opening again soon Sally and her team are so friendly and welcoming and the food is Devine xxx

Date of posting: 20/09/2020

Posted by: Sue murrell


Great site. Very well run. Shower and loo available during our stay and kept spotlessly clean. Would love to return during more relaxed times.

Date of posting: 19/09/2020

Posted by: Jane York


This was our first visit to the Crown for an overnight stay in a Motor Home. We took advantage of the take away menu and have to say we were not disappointed. It would have been even better if we had remembered together the wine!!!
If we take another road trip in North Yorkshire The Crown will be on our visiting list.

Date of posting: 03/09/2020

Posted by: Gordon Abernethy


we really enjoyed our stay lovely position and great sized pitches We will defiantly return
One piece of negative feedback was that the rubbish bins were all overflowing and needed emptying

Date of posting: 01/09/2020

Posted by: John younger


We have just had a lovely stay on the CL at Mickleton, perfect little gem. Supberb large hardstanding pitches, with own electrics and water. Felt very Covid19 safe with procedures in place. Order a meal from the pub, personally delivered to our caravan, meal was delicious.

Date of posting: 27/08/2020

Posted by: Sue Milburn


A great week stay at The Crown. Lovely big, flat pitches with water and power at each pitch. Great views across the fields to the fells beyond. Lovely walks through the village and to Middleton-in-Teesdale. Shame that the pub was closed, that would have been the cherry on the icing on the cake.
We will be back!

Date of posting: 23/08/2020

Posted by: Ian Scott


Another excellent takeaway from The Crown! The three course dinner for two was delicious. The meal arrived beautifully packed, with detailed reheating and serving instructions. Andrew and the team have made sure everything is easily prepared, really excellent quality and exceptional value for money. Highly recommended.

Date of posting: 21/08/2020

Posted by: Rod Stapley


Spent 5 nights on this well cared for CL site which is very well organised during this time of Covid from booking to departure . Peaceful, quiet and lovely views . We didn't order a takeaway only because we had family staying close by and ate with them

Date of posting: 19/08/2020

Posted by: Patsy lammiman


Another excellent visit to the crown. Perfect site and a delicious sunday roast.

Date of posting: 18/08/2020

Posted by: Anita Bargewell


Really enjoyed our stay the pitches are large with spectacular views the site is Immaculately looked after.
We took the option of a take out meal from the pub as it was closed due to covid and were not disappointed absolutely amazing food and look forward to returning as soon as they reopen.
Aslo excellent site if you enjoy walking.

Date of posting: 11/08/2020

Posted by: Jim Stevenson


We have been regular visitors to the Crown and its lovely caravan site for several years, so it was a real treat to be able to stay on the site again. Everything had been carefully planned to make our stay as safe and socially distanced as possible, and the wonderful takeaway food was an absolute bonus. This is a really special place, and although it's a shame the Crown itself can't open yet, we will continue to visit the campsite and enjoy the lovely surroundings, peaceful atmosphere - and the gorgeous food.

Date of posting: 05/08/2020

Posted by: Lin O'Hara


Just finished our excellent Sunday lunch. Great food. Great value. Exceptional service. (Looking forward to curry box). Will be happy to use again!

Date of posting: 02/08/2020

Posted by: Tony Brown

Middleton-in-Teesdale (Portsmouth)

Just spent two nights on this quiet and very well maintained site. Had a meal delivered to our van which was very good and made up a little for not being able to eat at The Crown.

Date of posting: 01/08/2020

Posted by: john anderson


We are staying on the CL site and took delivery of a roast pork roast dinner earlier today. We have just just sat down to this truly delicious meal and large portions as well as great quality products. It was so tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite, thank you.

Date of posting: 26/07/2020

Posted by: Carole Gibbard

The Crown, caravan site, Mickleton

Visited for the first time today. Best food and service we have had in a long time. 10 out of 10 and five stars!!!

Date of posting: 14/02/2020

Posted by: Margaret Black

North Yorkshire

We recently paid a visit to the Crown for my dads 60th birthday.

I came across the crown when searching for places to eat near our stay and what a treat it was!

Sally was on hand to arranging our large booking of 17, we had to pay a deposit of £10pp for all adults to secure the booking but she was very helpful.

The reviews sounded great and can I just say we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, everyone enjoyed it and they had a great variety for a Sunday. The staff were so helpful and friendly.

Would definitely recommend, one of the best meals I’ve had in ages! Thank you all for making my dads birthday even better!

Date of posting: 17/03/2019

Posted by: Natalie Garrity


We have eaten in this pub many times and every time the food has been delicious, fantastic choice on the menu and the staff work tirelessly to make your visit memorable. It's warm, comfortable and high end with staff and chefs who know their trade.
Sally is always on hand to deliver excellent service and to make you feel comfortable during your visit. From Sunday lunch to midweek lunches, as well as a glass of wine by the fire, it's well worth a visit.
Perfect! Thank you.

Date of posting: 28/10/2018

Posted by: V jameson


After spending 4 nights on the CL site recently I would highly recommend this adults only site. The staff on arrival were pleasant and showed us the facilities straight away. The pub offers a excellent choice of food and drink and has a friendly atmosphere. The site is so well kept and private from the pub to give a view over the hills with horses in a field over a stone wall. Pitch size is great to give privacy from neighbours with water and hook up to each pitch. Shower and toilet is spotless and easy access . We wish we could of stayed longer but no surprise the site is well booked in advance. The Crown and surrounding area will take some beating so we have already booked for 2019 !

Date of posting: 29/07/2018

Posted by: Stuart & Sally Child


Just returned from two night stay on CL, a fantastic site that I would recommend anyone to try. Staff at pub are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Returning in September for longer stay.

Date of posting: 15/07/2018

Posted by: Melanie Bell


we had Sunday lunch today at your lovely place . I can recommend it to anyone the service 2nd to none and the meal itself absolutely gorgeous, the lamb was exceptional (my favourite meat) we cannot fault any part .Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and hope to see you again during our weeks stay up here .

Date of posting: 01/07/2018

Posted by: Lynne Hewitt

Castleford West Yorkshire

Just enjoyed a beautiful Sunday lunch with my husband. Wonderful roast beef dinner with all the trimmings followed by chocolate torte for myself and sticky toffee for my husband ,delicious and all homemade.I would recommend the Crown to anyone lovely staff and a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Date of posting: 18/03/2018

Posted by: Bridget Marshall

Middleton In Teesdale

We spent a 4 nights in the superb CL over New Year. Very spacious pitches with great views. There is a lovely little heated shower room . The New Years eve dinner in The Crown was fantastic. Superb food served at a leisurely pace with a lovely welcome and service from Andrew, Sally and the rest of the team, all rounded off with midnight fireworks.

Date of posting: 03/01/2018

Posted by: Colin Perry

Norton, Stockton on Tees

Highly recommend this beautiful village pub for service, surroundings and exceptional quality food. We visited tonight as a group to celebrate our daughter and son in laws wedding anniversary. The food was amazing, even for me as I have allergies to both wheat and dairy. Normally I struggle to get a decent main course where as here I had a full 3 courses, absolute luxury too!!
Thank you for a wonderful evening and we shall be back, to stay over next time in the camp site too :-))

Date of posting: 30/12/2017

Posted by: Helen Williams

Caverswall, Staffordshire

Highly recommend this beautiful village pub for service, surroundings and exceptional quality food. We visited tonight as a group to celebrate our daughter and son in laws wedding anniversary. The food was amazing, even for me as I have allergies to both wheat and dairy. Normally I struggle to get a decent main course where as here I had a full 3 courses, absolute luxury too!!
Thank you for a wonderful evening and we shall be back, to stay over next time in the camp site too :-))

Date of posting: 30/12/2017

Posted by: Helen Williams

Caverswall, Staffordshire

Fabulous 5 unit site with lovely open views. Huge gravel pitches with water tap on pitch. The location is ideal for visiting this beautiful area - Barnard Castle and High and Low Force waterfalls within 10 miles. Access to the site from the A1 is very easy. The pub is lovely with a roaring log fire, run by the owners of the site who are very friendly and helpful. The food is fabulous and they have a great range of beers, wines and spirits.

Date of posting: 19/12/2017

Posted by: Jennifer Firth


Stayed at the Crowns CL site for three nights and had a lovely time. Although the site is a little expensive, it is very well laid out and full hard standing with your own water tap. There is a shower and toilet (heated) for use should you need it. We ate at the pub last night and one of the nicest meals I have had in a long while. Not only did it look fab on the plate, it was backed up by fantastic taste too. Great beers and wine. Fantastic three days. Thank you.

Date of posting: 30/11/2017

Posted by: kim tower

Whitley Bay

Just stayed for two nights on the outstanding caravan club cl site absolutely faultless amazing views, massive all weather pitches and an immaculate shower room. The crown pub and all the wonderful staff made our weekend so special thanku all soo much, and last be by no means least the food was to die for! Can't wait to return see you all soon xx

Date of posting: 13/08/2017

Posted by: Sue murrell


We are not normally motorhomers who stay in pub car parks but the crown is fantastic with massive size pitches all of which are serviced also a dedicated toilet/shower block and in our own gated CL site.
The staff were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble we were shown to our pitch and on booking a table in the crown the food was fantastic.
I don't normally go overboard about some places we've stayed at but this ranks very very highly on our return list.
Thank you all at the crown for a great stay.

Date of posting: 02/08/2017

Posted by: Eddie Duffy

Milton keynes

We have just spent a night in the Micro- Barn attached to The Crown,

First thing to say the barn is " micro" but absolutely charming, very good use of space.
Very good shower and very comfy bed.
Little touches- milk and bottled water so you can make a cuppa on arrival, tea bags, coffee a jar of shortbread etc all make a difference.

The meals we had in The Crown, I had twice cooked beef and my wife had chargrilled
Chicken, I followed with winter crumble and my wife had chocolate and salted caramel
Sundae, this morning we both had breakfast ( cereal and full English) before leaving,
All food was very good,
The staff from front of house to kitchen and housekeeping should be praised,

A special thanks to Phillipa ( bar/waiting staff ) she could not have been more helpful.
Also lady this morning ( sorry didn't get name) very helpful on check in and check out.

Will visit again

Date of posting: 23/02/2017

Posted by: Mr Paul Webb

South Tyneside

We have just spent a night in the Micro- Barn attached to The Crown,

First thing to say the barn is " micro" but absolutely charming, very good use of space.
Very good shower and very comfy bed.
Little touches- milk and bottled water so you can make a cuppa on arrival, tea bags, coffee a jar of shortbread etc all make a difference.

The meals we had in The Crown, I had twice cooked beef and my wife had chargrilled
Chicken, I followed with winter crumble and my wife had chocolate and salted caramel
Sundae, this morning we both had breakfast ( cereal and full English) before leaving,
All food was very good,
The staff from front of house to kitchen and housekeeping should be praised,

A special thanks to Phillipa ( bar/waiting staff ) she could not have been more helpful.
Also lady this morning ( sorry didn't get name) very helpful on check in and check out.

Will visit again

Date of posting: 23/02/2017

Posted by: Mr Paul Webb

South Tyneside

We stayed in the cottage was lovely and cosy a lovely relaxing stay with our pug will def return

Date of posting: 17/02/2017

Posted by: Jo and andrea

Tyne and wear

Lovely pub with friendly staff and lovely food, the food is of a 5 star rating in my opinion. Great surroundings and dog friendly

Date of posting: 07/02/2017

Posted by: Christine Bell

Co Durham

Just returned from a fabulous weekend on this lovely site. The hardstanding pitches are a really good size with its own water supply. The views from the site are lovely. Very peaceful site even though it's next to a great pub. Had a meal there on our first night and it was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend both the site and the pub. There are some good walks in the area. We walked along the old railway line (5 min walk from site) to Middleton in Tees - very nice and only 2 miles. We will definitely be returning.

Date of posting: 25/09/2016

Posted by: Tracey McEntee


Stayed on cl site for 6 nights, cannot fault site or view ,very clean shower/toilet.Food and service in the Crown cannot be faulted enjoyed the visit so booked in again.jd

Date of posting: 10/02/2016

Posted by: John Davis


Called in here whilst out walking. Made to feel very welcome from the moment we stepped through the door. Food was some of the best I've ever had. A great unexpected find and we will be back again soon.

Date of posting: 29/01/2016

Posted by: Jan Brownless


We loved the Micro barn! A great cosy place to stay in any weather. You made us (and the dog!) feel very welcome. The food was sublime! We will be back as soon as we can be! Thank you!

Date of posting: 08/10/2015

Posted by: Sue Forsyth


On a glorious Saturday in September, we enjoyed a lazy, light lunch in the garden at The Crown. What a delight. A warm welcome, a refreshingly different menu, delicious food, promptly and pleasantly served. What a find. We'll be back.

Date of posting: 20/09/2015

Posted by: David Pilgrim

Topcliffe, North Yorks

We dont usually write review's but after having a meal which was worthy of michelin star and the most fantastic hospitality we had to let you know how much we enjoyed our evening everthing was fantastic and we will be back and will recommend you to all of our friends and family. keep up the good work 🙂

Date of posting: 30/04/2015

Posted by: Sharon & Peter Atkinson


We have just returned home from a week on the CL at the Crown. Immaculate site behind pub,wonderful views from all five large handstanding pitches. Well maintained garden and beer garden One wet room style shower with washbasin and toilet heated and clean. Pub serving very good food,staff always pleasant and welcoming.Lovely fire to sit around for early evening drinks. We really enjoyed it and will be booking to visit again soon. One thing to mention - this is an adult only site,good for this stay as only two of us on this occasion but we do like to bring our grandchildren away with us for a night or two occassionally. Children are allowed in the pub and beer garden.and there is a children's play area in the next field. Perhaps need to think about this for well behaved children - or perhaps not. We will come again either way. Thanks Audrey and Graham and Frankie the dog.

Date of posting: 12/04/2015

Posted by: Audrey Evans


We have stayed a couple of times, once in the micro barn and one in the cottage....loved it!
Service and accommodation are all outstanding. The food is fabulous, which is why we like to visit regularly. Booking again soon!

Date of posting: 16/03/2015

Posted by: Peter & Sarah Thew

Ebchester, Co Durham

Excellent fish and chips- good value for money.
very tasty puddings especially trifle and blueberry frangipane
will definitely call in again, next time im up visiting my mum 🙂

Date of posting: 09/03/2015

Posted by: debbie fensome


What a gem of a place, food is excellent and consistently good throughout the year, the interior is contempory and relaxing, staff are polite and attentive without being in your face, my wife and I holiday up here several times a year and always make a point of visiting the Crown, at least once during our stay we have recommended this place to many of our friends, a place to visit at least once and sample the excellent food

Date of posting: 19/02/2015

Posted by: Derek Crehan


Just back from staying 3 nights on the CL over the new year period. Our party of 9 enjoyed the wonderful New Years eve 7 course taster menu, each course was a delight. A very talented chef! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
The pitches on the CL are enormous, each one with its own tap and electric hook up. I am sure this will be the first of many visits to this site.

Date of posting: 03/01/2015

Posted by: Isabel Evans


Lovely place to stay.

Date of posting: 05/12/2014

Posted by: Liam Hutchinson

United Kingdom

My sister and I stayed two nights in the Micro Barn last week. It was very comfortable with great facilities. We were very well looked after throughout. Many thanks.

Date of posting: 22/04/2014

Posted by: Mary Carlisle


Just returned from five nights spent in the micro barn at The Crown. It was cosy, warm and clean. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.The food in The Crown is excellent. It is a beautiful area to explore and we will certainly visit again.

Date of posting: 13/04/2014

Posted by: Jan & Charlie


great food great staff,wonderful system of small and large portions.Keep going back

Date of posting: 23/01/2014


barnard castle

We stayed at the CL this week, A really lovely site with great facilities including a shower and toilet which were immaculate. We ate at the pub 3 times and each time the food was absolutely delicious and the service brilliant. A lovely relaxing break - thank you

Date of posting: 08/11/2013

Posted by: Gill Whiting


This weekend we had the enormous pleasure to attend the wedding reception of our niece at The Crown.
From start to end the whole day was fantastic. The good weather helped us to enjoy the full range of foods and drink on offer. Catering for so many (about 150) would normally mean something goes wrong. Not at all! The entire meal was superb. Everything freshly cooked and so well presented. A tremendous combination of dishes kept everyone occupied and enjoying themselves.
In the evening as the light faded four ground fires were lit which kept people in the garden, and then the firework display!
What a day, such wonderful food. If only Fresh Fruit Pavlova and home made ice cream would travel.
Not our first visit to the Crown, and certainly not the last.
Thank you for a wonderful day, and fantastic food.

Date of posting: 29/09/2013

Posted by: David & Polly Catheraall

Chorley, Lancashire

We use the Crown probably once a week for food, and of course a nice drink of John Smiths for me with a lovely chilled glass of Sauvigon Blanc for the wife.
The service is always excellent whether its bar service or food service, ALL of the staff are always friendly and courteous and can't do enoufgh for you
The menu is quite limited, but we have tried most dishes and all are delicious, the current favourite for us both is Steak Fritas (Superb)
We will continue to visit and enjoy and would like to wish all the staff and management the very best for the future

Date of posting: 20/08/2013

Posted by: Keith Barron

Lynesack - Near Butterknowle

On a drive we came across your pub, had a fantastic sunday lunch, my husband had beef and said it was beautiful, i had pork and it was the same and puddings were fab. the place has a lovely cosy atmosphere we will definateley be coming back

Date of posting: 12/05/2013

Posted by: michael & johanna forster

castleside, consett

Stayed on the CL behind the pub in our motorhome on Easter Monday 2013.

We enjoyed a very friendly welcome.

A first class CL, very generous pitch size, hard-standing with mains & water. A single luxury shower & WC facility, comprehensive waste disposal.

The large pub interior is immaculate with informal seating and open fires. Three real ales on tap, and in very good nick. A menu for most tastes, I would think, and 10% discount for CL guests.

We much enjoyed our battered haddock but, sadly, could not find space for one of the lovely puddings. Excellent service without being over-bearing.

We will be back, and I would recommend to pals without a second thought.

Date of posting: 09/04/2013

Posted by: Mike Whittall


we stayed on the CL site in Jan 13 had a great time were made to feel very welcome the food in the pub was fantastic and the staff friendly will def be going back

Date of posting: 01/04/2013

Posted by: Chilley

Chester le Street

I would highly recomend this pub and retaurant for its fine food and choices of drinks.
The food is cooked to perfection and the desserts are to die for. Value for money is good
with friendly atmospher.

Date of posting: 26/03/2013

Posted by: mark thompson


My husband and I have just recently moved to Middleton in Teesdale and The Crown came highly recommended to us by a local. We went there for the first time on Tuesday night to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was very warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was amazing and one of the best meals out we've had in a long time!!! We are definitely coming back and have spread the word to our family and friends to come and try it for themselves.

Thank you!!

Date of posting: 15/02/2013

Posted by: Sarah Daley


Wow thankyou ALL for looking after the 6 of us. We all had a great 3 nights away on the CL site at the back of the pub.
Sally, John & the bar staff were fantastic and friendly nothing was too much trouble. The food was well prepared, well presented, tasted great and was excellent value for money (what more could we ask for). The bar had the usual drinks but it was the real ale's we headed for, as well as `our` spot by the fireplace. We will be back. Thanx again

Date of posting: 14/01/2013

Posted by: Brian Gibson

Thornton Cleveleys

My Parents and I went to the Crown today for Sunday lunch, and I would just like to say a big thank you to all the staff for a fantastic meal. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our meal in lovely surroundings. Keep up all the hardwork!

Date of posting: 07/10/2012

Posted by: James Atkinson

Barnard Castle

Called in by chance today when browsing caravan sites in the area. What a lovely welcome and a fabulous meal.
Love the look of the caravan site - it`s definitely high up on our list of places to visit. Hope you can email brochure when it`s available.

Date of posting: 07/10/2012

Posted by: Liz Hall

Near Durham city

An excellent lunch.
Very friendly and welcoming.
Will certainly be back again.

Date of posting: 13/09/2012

Posted by: Wendy & Paul Wythe


Just been for lunch again! Once again the weather outside was cold and miserable, but inside there was a warm and welcoming atmosphere.The food was perfectly cooked and the staff very friendly with a ready smile and helpful advice .If you do visit The Crown you must try their desserts I promise you wont be disappointed.

Date of posting: 27/08/2012

Posted by: Gladys Mary Hutchinson


Excellent Campsiteeasy access, level hard stands, convenient water electrics etc.Wonderfull views, walking from site.
Excellent standard of food and service-we ate there twice this week- includes good vegetarian choices, gluten and lactose free options
Highly recommended by very fussy people! We will certainly return.

Date of posting: 27/08/2012

Posted by: lyn and phil Selby

United Kingdom

My Daughter and I have just returned from visiting my father in Barnard Castle, we went to the Crown for lunch and it was just Wonderful, I was expecting an " ok pub lunch..." how wrong could I be, and I just cannot wait for my next visit....

Date of posting: 18/08/2012

Posted by: Debbie Hayes

Reading Berkshire

Bright and friendly welcome to light naturally lit rooms. Good range of regional ales with sensible ABVs. Varied menu of locally sourced products attractively presented. Excellent and attentively service. We felt welcome and valued on a mid week August lunchtime. Definitely worth a detour.

Date of posting: 15/08/2012

Posted by: Dr Stephen J. Alvis


Good food, fabulous surroundings the Crown is a gem in the crown of Teesdale (get it!)
We have missed the Riverside, but the food and the atmosphere is still second to none in Teesdale. Keep up the great work Andrew and Mandy!

Date of posting: 24/07/2012

Posted by: Karen Chapman

Stockton on Tees via Teesdale!

Had an event at The Crown, Food was amazing!!!!!! , staff had organised everything to the last detail, great fun was had by all, will be planning another event there soon.

Date of posting: 24/07/2012

Posted by: Michelle Cornes


I recommend this place to anyone who will listen. Have been three or four times now and have always had a fantastic meal. The menus are varied and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Such a shame there aren't more pub/ restaurants like this in the area.

Date of posting: 08/07/2012

Posted by: Alexandra Harris

Barnard Castle

Twelve of us gathered here for sunday lunch on July 1st. Busy, but the service and staff were first class, great courtesy, kindness and consideration. Imaginative menu with traditional and interesting dishes, perfectly cooked and well presented. Congratulations Andrew, you are developing a winner. Brace yourselves, we'll be back again soon!

Date of posting: 03/07/2012

Posted by: Chris Close

Howden le Wear. County Durham.

My husband and I have just enjoyed another superb pub meal at The Crown. We always receive the warmest of welcomes from friendly and attentive staff. We chose the twice cooked beef with peppercorn sauce - melt in the mouth succulent beef with creamy and delicious peppercorn sauce - highly recommended! Really wide menu choice with excellent 'specials' board daily. We've never been disappointed and love to bring family and friends who are always well impressed. A real country pub with relaxed and convivial atmosphere!

Date of posting: 09/06/2012

Posted by: Christine Stark


Andrew and Mandy built up an enviable reputation with the Riverside Restaurant at Barnard Castle and now they are doing the same with the revised Crown at Mickleton.
We regular eat in S W France which is well renowned for its cuisine but the Crown shows a clean pair of heels both in quality and price to many good French restaurants but with the added benefit of the charm of an English country pub and restaurant.

Date of posting: 20/05/2012

Posted by: Kate & Martin

Co Durham and the Languedoc

First visit, have tried coming here over the years and never found it open! Beautifully renovated in a low key fashion, sparkling and clean, welcoming and friendly. Food was very good pub food standard, with some interesting variations such as goat. Local beef was superb. Salad a bit overdressed and oniony! (personal taste?) Good selection of wine by the glass, choice od rose (well done). Will recommend to other visitors to the cottage! Thank you for a lovely meal, reasonably priced too. Good Luck!

Date of posting: 03/05/2012

Posted by: Lesley & Peter Barrett

Briscoe (temp) & Gloucester (home)

Visited the Crown for the first time yesterday and was pleasantly surprised, good food and comfortable surroundings however the meal was served with sauces etc in sachets and foil wrapped butter, a pet hate of mine! I know why it happens but there are plenty of places with the same aspirations where these items are served in ramakins. This has not put me off visiting again which I intend to do soon.

Date of posting: 03/05/2012

Posted by: Philip Houlston

North Stainmore

Fantastic friendly staff to go with the wonderful food. The eating area is a place i did want to leave. We will be back thank you !

Date of posting: 26/02/2012

Posted by: Lisa Powell


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thought of The Crown