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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 7 spacious, individually designed rooms, all en-suite with smart TV’s, you will enjoy your B & B break with us.


We have implemented strict Covid Safety Measures to ensure our guests and staff have the utmost level of protection against Covid 19 whilst visiting The Old Well.

We have introduced a restricted Indian dine in menu prepared by Rima, for both Lunch and Dinner, so we can limit the number of staff in our kitchen ensuring their safety.

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.

Covid Safety Measures

Join Us For A Hand-Pulled Real Ale!

  • Guest Ales

  • Timothy Taylor's4.3%

  • Strongarm4.0%


  • GUZZLER3.6%

  • Tennis Tipple4.0%

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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!

Bed & Breakfast Guest Reviews

  • lpt536/27/2021
    5 star rating

    Overnight stay on 26th June to celebrate my birthday, it was the first time staying away from home since start of pandemic. Immediately felt at ease as inn had robust covid safety measures in place. There was a bit of confusion on arrival as previous occupant of our room had walk off with the keys. However this was quickly solve by very helpful staff and owner Roma. As we were a late booking and all other rooms were filled we stayed in a family room (1 double and 1 single bed). The building was built around late 17th century and had all the charm of this age of building, wonky floorboards, low door ways, fine for me at 5’ 1”, although my husband had to bend his head every time he went through doorways. As stated staff were very friendly and helpful and the cooked breakfast was wonderful. I was also greeted at the breakfast table with a chocolate cake, with birthday candle and a card from the owners and staff. I cannot recommend this inn highly enough, would definitely visit again. More

    Patricia T6/26/2021
    4 star rating

    Lovely place to stay , owners are so friendly , they make you feel so welcome . Amy the bar manager is so pleasant and makes you feel at home. All the staff are friendly and helpful . Food is nice breakfast sets you up for the day .The bed has to be the biggest I have seen and so comfy . Rooms clean , tea making facilities and an hair dryer .

    5 star rating

    An excellent first ever visit to pub in a town I know pretty well. I’ve just never visited before, but I really wish I had years ago.

    Served by Lucy, who was a real credit to the place. She was very friendly but most importantly provided excellent customer service on what I found out was a week into her first ever job. They’ve obviously trained her very well in such a short period of time. Briefly chatted to who I assume was the supervisor behind the bar who was also very friendly and professional.

    Lovely beer varieties on offer. I didn’t stay for food but was pretty gutted about that. Everybody around us did have food and it looked and smelled very nice indeed.

    Also a lovely, friendly atmosphere in the beer garden with lovely surroundings.

    Highly recommended. More

    Lindz J Vern6/10/2021

    lovely beer garden, great host and an excellent curry. 10/10. ❤

  • Bill Oldfield5/29/2021

    Bought a sharebox takeaway a couple of days ago. I should have done it before. Absolutely brilliant. Apart from being remarkable value, this is much more authentic Indian food than many will have experienced. If you're looking for a chicken tikka masala, it may not be for you. But if you're looking for well-balanced, incredibly tasty, authentic Indian-style food, give it a go!

    Chris Bale5/01/2021

    Thanks Roy and Rima for the food tonight. Really enjoyed my thaali with chicken and the spicy bean burger was fab as usual.

    Nick Wood5/01/2021

    The loveliest pub garden in Barnard castle

    Lesley Glass4/25/2021

    Our favourite place in Barnard Castle. Great service,beautiful enclosed garden. Well worth a visit. Makes our stay here special

  • JoJo Metcalf4/25/2021

    Great outdoor beer garden. Well organised for COVID. Food was good, especially loved the sauce on the chicken burger, it was delicious.

    Morris Young4/23/2021

    Great food great beer very friendly

    Rachel McBurney4/17/2021

    We had the veggie curry and it was delicious 😋. Fabulous service. Would highly recommend

    Tony Borrowdale3/27/2021

    Fantastic service. Meal delivered to our door, absolutely delicious and very very tasty. Would highly recommend. Thanks to Roy and his team.

  • Helen Wherry3/06/2021

    Takeaway was beautiful, delivered to our door. Would definitely recommend.

    Joanne Wall3/03/2021

    Delicious takeaway food today, will be back for more! Excellent portion size and value for money.

    Pete Fenwick Corinna Russell3/01/2021

    Enjoyed another fabulous curry and the best onion bhajis I’ve ever tasted (and will probably ever taste) - look forward to drinking back at the pub when we can 🍛 🍺

    5 star rating

    We love Indian food so ordered a takeaway from The Old Well last night, having previously eaten there during the 'dine out to help out' in the summer of 2020. Our food was delivered (free) on time, was hot, and all Covid-19 precautions had been taken. As we had experienced in the past, the food was absolutely delicious. I had the Vegetable Thaali and my husband had Lamb Kosha Mangsho. It all came with rice, chapattis, chutney, raita and papads. The portions are huge, so we have enough for Saturday lunch too. If you've not already tried the food here, you should. Can't recommend it enough. Thanks to you both.

  • Sarah Fells2/26/2021

    Just enjoyed another share box authentic curry with hubby. We tried the pork this time and it didn't disappoint. Thanks Rima & Roy.

    Thomas Lowes2/19/2021

    Why not try something new this weekend and order a delicious takeaway from The Old Well Inn. The authentic curries are packed with flavour and well worth it. 😋

    They're doing an awful lot for the local community during these difficult times, so let's give them a little support. 😊

    Theresa Fairygodmother Atkinson2/06/2021

    wow just had their takeaway tonight .... lamb curry, marsala chips and onion Bhaji .... enough for two to share and it was scrumptious ... very authentic and such tangy spices .... will defo be having again XXX thank you to the chef too xxx

    Rachel Wilkinson1/22/2021

    Just had a takeaway was very nice and would highly recommended trying one.

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