The Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk in County Durham has been named as the 2006 Michelin Pub of the Year. Derek Bulmer, the editor of Michelin’s Eating Out In Pubs Guide, said: "The Rose and Crown epitomises all that is good about English inns. It oozes charm and character and serves robust, flavourful cooking using locally sourced ingredients. The hands-on owners ensure efficient and friendly owners." The pub’s previous awards include AA Pub of the Year for England 2003 and The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the Year 2003