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    The Ancient Unicorn

    Bowes, Barnard Castle, Bowes DL12 9HL, England
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I stayed here for the first time at the end of July for three nights as we love the local area . We weren't disappointed. Lesley and Andy the owners have done a fantastic job in renovating this large establishment but kept...More

    Thank Michael H
    Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

    What a wee gem of a place. Easily accessed off the A66 in a small village. Very friendly and welcoming and lunch was really nice. As for the homemade scone - huge, fresh and absolutely gorgeous. Will certainly be back.

    Thank Niall Scott 106
    Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

    Our reception was frosty...mature lady...no offer of an early breakfast..no shampoo or hairdryer in room...and you had to ask for your room to be serviced. Very poor. We missed breakfast both days as had early start Stayed in two pubs recently where we were offered...More

    2  Thank barbara m
    Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

    The Unicorn is alive and well in Bowes! We were looking for good dog/human accommodation in the vicinity of a local dog agility show and we found it at the Ancient Unicorn. The dog friendly rooms are in the old courtyard and have tiled floors...More

    Thank ocasadobica
    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    Booked two rooms several months in advance no deposit requested.Had to cancel one room 10 days prior again no fuss thanked me for informing them.Evening meal fantastic for the resonable price.As I was to be out on the pennine way early the next morning provided...More

    Thank 418Tom
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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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    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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