Real Ales, Real Food, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Barnard Castle … the doorstep to Teesdale

Next time you visit Barnard Castle or Teesdale, book your Bed & Breakfast in Barnard Castle at The Old Well Inn. With 10 spacious, individually designed rooms, all en-suite with smart TV’s, you will enjoy your B & B break with us.


Pop into the bar – the only pub in Barnard Castle in ‘The Good Beer Guide’ to be a winner of Teesdale Pub Of The Season for 4 years. A wide range of cask ales and extensive wine list awaits you ! Come and join us for our next Real Ale Festival with 10 real ales on tap and speciality ciders – enjoy the afternoon and evening live music and entertainment – bring the family!

New Summer menu includes a delicious mix of popular cuisines and Sunday Roast with desserts! Predominantly a British menu, with a choice of Italian, Indian , Thai and food from other parts of the globe.

Join us every weekend for a mouth watering selection of Authentic Indian Cuisine! Trained at the Taj Group, Rima prepares all of her Indian dishes for your ‘Taste of India’ experience. Our menu options are posted weekly on the Old Well Inn Facebook page and on our news page.

Facilities include;

  • Comfortable lounge serving bar meals
  • A quiet restaurant
  • Comfortable breakfast room serving sumptuous English & Continental breakfast
  • Beer garden with gorgeous views and the castle wall
  • Bright and warm conservatory with a coffee bar
  • Business meeting facilities and training sessions
  • Private meeting room
  • Wireless internet access.
  • Family friendly & Pet friendly B & B Accommodation and Pub

Traditional value and ambiance with contemporary service.

Special Offers & Meal Deals

Join Us For A Hand-Pulled Real Ale!


It’s a clean and simple pale lager and one of the more popular beer varieties.


Stouts have an unclear history, yet it’s strongly held by many that they derive from porters.

  • Guest Ales

  • Timothy Taylor's4.3%

  • Strongarm4.0%


  • GUZZLER3.6%

  • Tennis Tipple4.0%

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Pale ale is one of the world’s most popular beer styles. It’s made with the use of pale malt.


It’s a very old style beer, whose history dates back to unhopped ales.

Real Ale Pub Teesdale Sat April 13th - 17thReal Ale Fest

In the Old Well you’ll find a warm and cosy atmosphere and a range of drinks to suit all tastes. We offer a fine selection of wines and a minimum of 5 cask Real Ales. Local Ales are sourced from across Teesdale, County Durham, Yorkshire and Northumberland.

Our range of casks changes every week and includes great beers from lots of local breweries including;

Timothy Taylor, Mitral Ales, York Brewery, Coniston, Consett Ales, Pennine Brewery, Black Hill Brewery, Hambleton Ales, Camerons and many more…

The Old Well Inn  features in ‘The Good Beer Guide’ and the CAMRAs pub of the season competition. Unlike other beer quality awards this is solely based upon CAMRA members votes. It is something that can’t be bought!

Check our Events page to see when the Real Ale Fests are happening.


Real Ale Pub Teesdale

Relax with real coffee,  home-baked cakes and a children’s play area.

Relax in our bright and warm coffee lounge in the conservatory whilst enjoying the view across the beer garden. We are a family friendly and pet friendly pub so you need not worry about a babysitter while you relax!

The Old Well Inn


Kitchen Opening Times

7 days per week: 12 - 3pm
Last orders 2.45pm.

Evening Meals:
7 days per week: - 6 - 9pm
Last Orders: 8.45pm


Kitchen Opening Times

7 days per week: 12 - 3pm
Last orders 2.45pm.

Evening Meals:
7 days per week: - 6 - 9pm
Last Orders: 8.45pm