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It’s the weekend, even your furry friends want to socialise at the pub! We’ve got treats for them 😉

Share pictures of your furry friends at The Old Well Inn with us, so we can show people all your beautiful furry babies! 

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It’s the weekend, even your furry friends want to socialise at the pub! We’ve got treats for them 😉

Share pictures of your furry friends at The Old Well Inn with us, so we can show people all your beautiful furry babies!

Thanks for tagging us @laal.yorkshire.bugger 🐶
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#OldWellInn #BarnardCastle #Pub #dogfriendly #CountyDurham #Teesdale #bnb #bedandbreakfast #Camra #weekendmood #datenight #burgerbeer #discount #petfriendly #petfriendlyhotel #petfriendlyuk #dogfriendlyhotel #dogfriendlypub #dogfriendly
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4 days ago

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2 weeks ago
Thank you so much Malcolm Elsbury and John Wesley Guitar Repairs for last night ❤️ Your love and support is much appreciated ❤️

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2 weeks ago
Our kitchen is now open every day 🎉look out for new and fun offers ! 
Sunday dinners are back!!
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For table bookings or to order a takeaway,
Call +44 07999 741246 / +44 01833 690130

View takeaway and pub menu in the link below,
https://theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net
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#OldWellInn #BarnardCastle #Pub #CountyDurham #Burgers #Fishandchips #gin #bnb #bedandbreakfast #Camra #weekendmood #datenight #burgerbeer #discount #petfriendly #petfriendlyhotel #beer #beeroffer #lager #dogfriendlyhotel #dogfriendlypub #bedandbreakfastuk

Our kitchen is now open every day 🎉look out for new and fun offers !
Sunday dinners are back!!
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For table bookings or to order a takeaway,
Call +44 07999 741246 / +44 01833 690130

View takeaway and pub menu in the link below,
theoldwell.touchtakeaway.net
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#oldwellinn #barnardcastle #pub #countydurham #burgers #fishandchips #gin #BNB #bedandbreakfast #camra #weekendmood #datenight #burgerbeer #discount #petfriendly #petfriendlyhotel #beer #beeroffer #lager #dogfriendlyhotel #dogfriendlypub #bedandbreakfastuk
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3 weeks ago
Sit back and enjoy your drinks & food in our beer garden, which is also enclosed by the Castle wall! 

Call +44 7960 997947/ +44 7873 118088 to book a table.
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Sit back and enjoy your drinks & food in our beer garden, which is also enclosed by the Castle wall!

Call +44 7960 997947/ +44 7873 118088 to book a table.
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#OldWellInn #BarnardCastle #Pub #CountyDurham #Teesdale #RealAle #Authentic #IndianFood #Burgers #Fishandchips #gin #bnb #bedandbreakfast #Camra #weekendmood #datenight #burgerbeer #discount #petfriendly #petfriendlyhotel #petfriendlyuk #beer #beeroffer #lager #dogfriendlyhotel #dogfriendlypub #ukhotels #bedandbreakfastuk #beergarden
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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.

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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

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