Tel: 01388 517 215

The Rookhope Inn
Bishop Auckland
Co. Durham
DL13 2BG

Situated in the beautiful Wear Valley in the quaint village of Rookhope, the Rookhope Inn is surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Rookhope Inn sits on the Coast to Coast cycle route and offers weary cyclists a traditional country inn with accommodation to retreat to after a hard day in the saddle.

You will receive a warm welcome and find our relaxed lounge area and bar offering traditional pub grub and a selection of fine Real Ales.

Beautiful scenery surrounds the Rookhope area >

Accommodation at the Rookhope Inn

Guests can rest weary heads in one of our five twin rooms. All our rooms come complete with ensuite bathrooms, comfortable beds and facilities to make a nice hot cuppa.

Dining at the Rookhope Inn

Our chefs serve meals every day, lunchtime and evenings with a traditional roast served on a Sunday.

We have a varied menu and offer traditional, hearty pub grub that is reasonably priced and, most importantly, home cooked using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

The Rookhope Inn Menu


  • Soup of the Day    £4.00
    Ask a member of the team for today’s special. Comes with crusty bread and butter.
  • Potato Skins    £3.50
    Served with sweet chilli or garlic dip or have both!
  • Hand Battered Cod Goujons    £4.00
    Served with tartare sauce.


The Nations Favourite Pies

  • Steak and Ale Pie    £10.95
    100% British beef, slow cooked in ale gravy and encased in pastry.
    Served with mashed potato, fresh seasonal vegetables and gravy.
  • Chicken Pie    £10.00
    Filled with chicken breast in a creamy sauce, shortcrust base and a puff pastry lid.
    Served with mashed potato, fresh seasonal vegetables and gravy.
  • and for the vegetarians! A hearty Vegetable Pie    £10.00
    Filled with fresh seasonal vegetables and served with mashed potato.


Handmade Beef Burgers served in a Bun

Our burgers are handmade using prime cuts of beef, this makes an exceptional burger, packed full of flavour!
All burgers are served in a sesame topped bun, with crisp lettuce, tomato and onion.
Accompanied by homemade chips and coleslaw.

  • Loaded Burger    £10.50
    6oz beef burger topped with crisped smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, a free range egg and onion rings.
    Served with our special burger sauce.
  • Bacon and Cheese Burger    £9.95
    6oz beef burger with crisped smoked streaky bacon and cheddar cheese.
    Comes with our special burger sauce.
  • Dirty Burger    £10.50
    6oz beef burger topped with a mound of chilli con carne and American style mustard. We can also add cheese if that’s your choice!


Our Favourite Classic Pub Dishes

The ones we all know and love.

  • 8oz Sirloin Steak    £16.95
    28 day matured steak, served to your taste with grilled tomato, homemade chips, onion rings and peas.
  • Gammon and Egg    £14.95
    A generously cut 8oz gammon steak, topped with a fried free range egg and served with grilled tomato, homemade chips, onion rings and peas.
  • Hunters Chicken    £12.95
    Grilled chicken breast, topped with cheddar cheese, smoked streaky bacon and onion rings.
    Served with homemade chips, coleslaw and salad garnish.


A bit on the side!

  • Garlic Bread (v)    £3.00
  • Homemade Chips (v)    £3.50
  • Onion Rings (v)    £2.50
  • Bread and Butter    £2.00


The Sweet Choice

  • Chocolate Fudge Cake    £4.95
    Served hot or cold with homemade ice cream or custard.
  • Homemade Ice Cream    £3.95
    Three scoops of ice cream, just ask what flavours are available.
    Served with chocolate sauce and wafers.


Sunday Roast

The perfect end to your weekend!

Served 12 till 4pm.

  • Our roasts are served with roasted potatoes, home baked Yorkshire pudding (made with a happy heart!) and a selection of seasonal vegetables and gravy.
  • Duo of Meats    £11.95
    Chicken and Roast Beef
  • Roast Chicken    £9.95
  • Roast Beef    £9.95



Come and try our homemade pizzas, choose your toppings, made whilst you wait.
Takeaway service available.

  • Full Pizza    £6.00
  • A slice of Pizza    £1.00
  • Pizza and homemade chips    £7.00


Hot Drinks

  • Cup of tea    £1.00
  • Pot of tea for two    £3.40
  • Americano    £3.40
  • Cappuccino    £3.75
  • Latte    £4.00
  • Hot Chocolate    £3.95
Relax at the Rookhope Inn

Relax in our lounge or bar after a hard day and try our selection of fine Real Ales.


Coast to Coast Information
Rookhope is a popular second night stop for those taking three days to complete the Coast To Coast. After a steep climb out of Allenheads, a 5 mile downhill run deposits the cyclist at the door of the Rookhope Inn.

Day three then starts with the last climb of the trip, followed by about 40 miles downhill to Tynemouth or Sunderland.

For your peace of mind The Rookhope Inn has an on site secure facility to store bikes overnight.

There is a lot more accommodation available in the Lakes than there is in the North Pennines. It may be wise to book your accommodation with us in advance before looking for your Lake District accommodation.


Tel: 01388 517 215