Now Open with Enhanced Covid Safety Measures.

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 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

  • 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 🍛 🍺

    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.

    Judith May1/15/2021

    first time we ordered a takeaway from here and it was lovely. would recommend it to others and will be ordering again. thank you x

  • Dianne Dee Dempsey1/15/2021

    Beautiful food our 1st time trying tonight and now our favourite takeaway. We had the chicken share box was amazing. Thank you so much for doing delivery too even in snowy weather 🙂 xx

    Lisa Lapham1/01/2021

    Takeaway delivered last night for New Year’s Eve. Food was hot, and tasted great... would definitely order from you again and it’s great to have delivery too... thank you Rima, Roy & The Old Well team... you are all doing a fab job...
    Sorry no pictures we had eaten before we remembered to take them...

    Carly Payne11/06/2020

    Just had the curry share box for dinner......was absolutely amazing 😍 one of the best curries we've ever had!Will definitely be ordering again 👌

    Jade Hawlor11/05/2020

    Ordered from here tonight and the food was beautiful, got a curry box and the curry was amazing! Only £1.50 for delivery in the town which is great! Couldn’t recommend them enough😋😋

  • Teri Chester9/29/2020

    Sunny garden and whole pub is very Corvid safe

    Walter Embleton8/19/2020

    Great old quirky hotel. Nooks and crannies all over. Solid stone walls in room, with slab stone floors polished smooth by hundreds of years of feet on it.
    Obviously the place isn't up to speed yet with lock down et al, but getting there.
    Stayed here last year also. Would recommend to anyone.

    Sheila Lees Spence7/12/2020

    We have stayed at The Old Well several times and couldn't wait to get back after lockdown. We received the same warm, friendly welcome as did our dog Bruno. The measures put in place are perfect to keep everyone safe and the food and real ale are of the high standard they have always been. We thoroughly recommend anyone to visit. A great hotel in a beautiful location in this wonderful little town. 😁

    David Makepeace7/11/2020

    Great beer and first class service!
    Ordering direct from your table works really well, even for us Luddites.
    Drinks are delivered quickly and really friendly and attentive staff.
    Great to have this super pub back open again.
    We have missed you, especially our canine family!
    Well done Rima and Roy

  • Alan M Beaty7/10/2020

    Great service, excellent food and new procedures work very well. Hand pull beer always well kept.

    Collette Gamson7/05/2020

    We stayed at The Old Well Inn last night and was really really impressed with the efforts they are going to in respect of keeping their customers safe and distanced from each other. despite the new regulations the pub still had a good atmosphere and the room was lovely. Thank you

    Deborah Cowell Rodenby7/04/2020

    felt very safe today covid opening for the first time. everything very organiser


    The bed was comfortable and the room was clean - we slept very well!
    Breakfast was excellent and the staff were very friendly.
    Nicely situated in the town. The bathroom was a little basic and in need of an upgrade but it was fine for the one night.
    It was a shame the courtyard was full of junk furniture, it could be a nice seating area in the summer.

The Old Well Inn