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24 hours ago

Comment on Facebook

See you guys tomorrow, cant wait!

Wohooooooo 😁👍👍👍👍

Brill ! What beers do you have?

Soon! <3

Are you in the mood for a takeaway ?
Sit back and relax at home, while we deliver your order to your doorstep!
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All you need to do is place your order and pay by logging into theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net/menu
or
call us on 07873118088 / 07999741246 and place your order.
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🌟Delivery and Collection available🌟
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2 days ago
Dear friends and well wishers!
 
On April 12th, at noon, we can finally welcome all of you back, with limitations of course! 
Our beer garden has 9 tables , hence we will need to take bookings for time slots which are hourly. You can book more than one time slot/ hour! 
Please call to cancel or delay your booking if you can’t make it on time . We will wait 15mins past your booking and release the table. 
Pls  CALL 01833690130 / 07999741246 between 11am - 4pm to book.
Details we need when you book 
1. Date 
2. Time slot
3. Number of people ( max 6 from 2 households at one table) 
4. Your name and contact number

Dear friends and well wishers!

On April 12th, at noon, we can finally welcome all of you back, with limitations of course!
Our beer garden has 9 tables , hence we will need to take bookings for time slots which are hourly. You can book more than one time slot/ hour!
Please call to cancel or delay your booking if you can’t make it on time . We will wait 15mins past your booking and release the table.
Pls CALL 01833690130 / 07999741246 between 11am - 4pm to book.
Details we need when you book
1. Date
2. Time slot
3. Number of people ( max 6 from 2 households at one table)
4. Your name and contact number
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6 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Hopefully see you next week

Abbie Hodkinson David Bailey

Michael Phil

Emily-Rose Daphne Ann Brown

Sarah Webster

That will be you in the picture Eric 😊👍👍

David Makepeace thought I’d spot you and Molly 😂 x

Will food be available??

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Lady Jayne is there to deliver to you !

Lady Jayne is there to deliver to you !Delivery slots available for The Old Well Inn tonight! Drop me a message and I'll book you in for delivery! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
FISH AND CHIPS DELIVERING STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR STEP 🥳✨🎉 and ITS THE WEEKEND 🍻🥂
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All you need to do to order and #supportlocal is, 
call us on 07873118088 / 07999741246 and place your order.
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Menu attached.
Visit: https://theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net/menu to see the curries of the day.
.
🌟Delivery and Collection available🌟
Delivery charge £1 in Barnard Castle.
.
Please support us and share our menu. It helps us more than you can imagine. 
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#BarnardCastle #Pub #Hotel #TheOldWellInn #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #takeaway #food #Indianfood #fishandchips #burgers #darlington #bishopauckland #staindrop #A66 #countydurham #lockdown2 #unitedkingdom #Thaali #Curry #Chickenstrips

FISH AND CHIPS DELIVERING STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR STEP 🥳✨🎉 and IT'S THE WEEKEND 🍻🥂
.
All you need to do to order and #supportlocal is,
call us on 07873118088 / 07999741246 and place your order.
.
Menu attached.
Visit: theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net/menu to see the curries of the day.
.
🌟Delivery and Collection available🌟
Delivery charge £1 in Barnard Castle.
.
Please support us and share our menu. It helps us more than you can imagine.
.
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#BarnardCastle
rdCastle Hotel supportsmallbusiness siness pportlocal ocal ay anfood ishandchips #burgers gton pauckland land p ntydurham down2 nitedkingdom ngdom
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1 week ago

Are you in the mood for a takeaway ?
Sit back and relax at home, while we deliver your order to your doorstep!
.
All you need to do is place your order and pay by logging into theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net/menu
or
call us on 07873118088 / 07999741246 and place your order.
.
🌟Delivery and Collection available🌟
.
Please support us and share our menu. It helps us more than you can imagine🙏
.
.
#BarnardCastle #Pub #Hotel #TheOldWellInn #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #takeaway #food #Indianfood #fishandchips #burgers #darlington #bishopauckland #staindrop #A66 #countydurham #unitedkingdom #Thaali #Curry #Chickenstrips
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2 weeks ago

🚨𝗡𝗘𝗪: 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶 & 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀🌟
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£𝟳.𝟵𝟱

We deliver straight to your door!

Order by calling us on 07873118088 / 07999741246 or ordering online at theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net

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2 weeks ago

My Box.Meal for one @ £9
Pork / Beef / Lamb / Chicken / Vegetarian.

Have you tried our takeaway yet ??
Sit back and relax at home, while we deliver your order to your doorstep!
.
All you need to do is place your order and pay by logging into www.theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net
or
call us on 07873118088 / 07999741246 and place your order.

Visit: www.theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net to see the curries of the day.
.
🌟Delivery and Collection available🌟
Delivery charge £1 in Barnard Castle.
.
Please support us and share our menu. It helps us more than you can imagine.
.
#BarnardCastle #Pub #Hotel #TheOldWellInn #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #takeaway #food #Indianfood #fishandchips #burgers #darlington #bishopauckland #staindrop #A66 #countydurham #lockdown2 #unitedkingdom #Thaali #Curry #Chickenstrips
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2 weeks ago
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Diver explores long lost cellars below town centre

By Nicky Carter – Reporter 

Despite being a regular at the Old Well, in Barnard Castle, Ian Mitchell, 50, hadn’t realised there was a hidden well despite the descriptive name of the pub.

“It’d got chatting to some visitors,” said Mr Mitchell, a keen amateur scuba diver. “They’d been reading the history cards in the pub and told me about it.”

Mr Mitchell, who is more used to diving in the River Tees, said he seized the opportunity and asked Roy and Rima Chatterjee, who purchased the pub two years ago, if he could take a dive.

Mrs Chatterjee said: “We normally don’t let anyone down into the sub-cellar for health and safety reasons, but Ian said he was qualified and we were interested to know more about the well and what’s down there.”

When they purchased the pub, which dates to about 1795, Mr and Mrs Chatterjee installed lighting and two hi-definition cameras in the subterranean cellar. Monitors in the front bar and dining room link to the camera, allowing visitors to glimpse the ancient well. However on the morning of the dive the monitor broke so were unable to have the feed live in the pub itself.

Mr Mitchell had hoped to get video footage of his dive but the visibility was so bad he doesn’t believe it will show anything. He spent about ten minutes exploring the well, which is in a cave like room below the bar’s cellar.

Mr Mitchell, of St Mary’s Close, in Barnard Castle, said: “I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face – it was so murky. I felt my way down three of the walls. The first wall went straight down. I was down about 25 to 30 feet but I wasn’t at the bottom. The second wall I went down about the same depth and I felt something like a cord or wire – a diver’s worst nightmare, so I came back up. The third wall narrowed off much like a funnel. I didn’t want to go any further with my training, but I know I hadn’t got to the bottom.”

It took two attempts for Mr Mitchell to extricate himself from the well itself after his air tanks became wedged. Fortunately the owners’ eldest son, Aayush Chatterjee, 22, was on hand to help guide him up the access ladder.

There were as many as 39 wells in Barnard Castle in the early part of the 19th century. All but two were covered over following a cholera epidemic in 1824 and it is believed the Old Well’s water-filled cavern is one of those two.

The last recorded time a diver was in the well was 1969 when the licensees were Peter and Kay McArthur. The Teesdale Mercury reported of Army frogmen who spent two hours in the well, which was used for brewing beer. At the time samples of the water, which gives off a distinctly sulphurous odour, were sent off to the local brewery for analysis.

Mr Mitchell said he is going to contact a cave diver group to see if they want to investigate further.

With Thanks to The Teesdale Mercury

FOOD SERVED

KITCHEN IS CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY

Kitchen Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday ONLY.

Lunchtime
Noon - 2.45 pm
Last orders 2.30pm.

Evening Meals:
5 - 7.45 pm
Last Orders: 7.30 pm