Eat Well, Drink Well, Sleep Well

Join Us For  Drink at Teesdale’s ‘Pub of the Season 2015’

We are currently the only pub in Barnard Castle in ‘The Good Beer Guide’, to have won many accolades ! Winner of Teesdale Pub of the season in 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015. We are well known for our wide range of cask ales and extensive wine list.

Join us at our beer festivals with 10 real ales on tap and a selection of speciality ciders – enjoy the afternoon and evening live music and entertainment.

New Winter menu – a delicious mix of popular cuisines that we keep changing regularly. Predominantly British, you will find Italian, Indian , Thai and food from other parts of the globe. Sunday Roasts are ever popular – with many comments being ‘the best Sunday Roast they have ever had !’ Not forgetting our delectable dessert counter!

There’s a comfortable lounge, a quiet restaurant, a beer garden with gorgeous views and the castle wall as well as a bright and warm conservatory with a coffee bar. We also offer excellent facilities for business meetings or training sessions, with a private meeting room and wireless internet access.

The Old Well – traditional value and ambience with contemporary service.

Family friendly, Pet friendly Hotel and Pub.

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Special Offers, Promotions & Valentines Dinner

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.

Beer Festival Fri 14th - Sat 15th OctIn the Old Well you’ll find a warm and cosy atmosphere and a range of drinks to suit all tastes, including a fine selection of wines and cask ales. We normally have 5.

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 has done since 2011. Unlike other beer quality awards this is solely based upon CAMRA members votes. It is something that can’t be bought!

We have also has been voted 1st in the Darlington branch of CAMRAs pub of the season competition 2011,2012,2014 and are delighted to be the reigning champions 2015!


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

Relax in our newly furnished 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!