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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've been in the old well many many times over the years and always loved the fact it was a country pub in a country town not far from the country. All sorts of people rubbing shoulders swapping stories. However my recent visit was very disappointing. The decor has been changed to a miss mash of modern and old with...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Hi Marc! Do return for our hospitality and great ales that continue to win us accolades. We run this pub with a passion to improve yet retain not only it's charm but also it's regular customers. The furniture in the bar is the same. It's been re upholstered with cashmere, that actually meets the stringent safety requirement required for a...

Huddersfiield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having called at the Old Well inn earlier in the year as we passed through Barnard Castle, (10 of us) decided it would be a good place to visit for New Year. It had been decorated in the bar since we were last there and the rooms are in the process of being refurbed I believe. Other than the showers...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Lund, We are so touched by your appreciation and kind words. We do try hard and it just makes it all worthwhile when all the efforts are applauded. It was wonderful having you all stay with us. And we look forward to having all of you back soon. Wishing you a healthy and happy year ahead. Cheers Rima

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband have just returned from 3 nights at The Old Well Inn with our Border Collie, Bruno. We would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone visiting the area. Situated right in the centre of Barnard Castle with free on-street parking, it provides excellent accommodation at a very reasonable price which includes a delicious breakfast. The owners, Rima and Roy...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for staying with us . Wish you were with us to bring in the new year. We look forward to seeing you back soon . Happy new year!

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last Saturday for drinks with friends and it has improved significantly since last year. The new landlords, Roy and Rima and their sons have made the atmosphere most welcoming and they have recently worked very hard to carry out significant refurbishments downstairs to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. I'm a dog lover so pleased to see that it's...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This has recently been taken over and is now a comfortable 'typical' English country pub. There's plenty of options from food, to beer, and entertainment. Dogs welcome which was a huge and welcome advantage .

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers Rima

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The whole place needs refurbishing to bring it to a good standard. Our room was comfortable, as was the bed, but the bathroom had been neglected and was in a poor state of repair. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was reasonably good. There is a nice seating area outside at the back but, again, it needs...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us. As you may be aware, we are still in the process of refurbishing the property,while keeping the character of this grand old historic building intact. Since we took over at the beginning of this year, it may take some more time. We hope to see you back soon , when you will...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The bar area has been modernised and updated however the rest of the hotel is still dated. The rooms are all individual with period features and comfy beds, mine had a reasonable size shower room. Breakfast is available for guests and food is served in the evening until 8:45. Parking is available in the nearby long stay car park for...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for staying with us . We are still in the process of completing refurbishing the entire building, having taken over only at the beginning of this year. I do hope you will return to see it all complete. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers Rima

Stocksfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of years ago and it was great - accommodation good, food good, owners helpful and well organised...but now..... Our party (men) shared double beds when we'd booked one bed per person - the hotel had a rooming list but just allocated randomly - unfortunately the guys didn't tell me until the following day as they thought...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We have group bookings quite often and it is always the lead guest who is responsible for room allocations since he/she is the one aware of the room type suitable for the rest of the party. It's also unfortunate that you did not notice that the soft furnishings had changed, the rooms had been painted, they now have...

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited for two nights, as playing golf locally. This followed a similar visit a year ago. A friendly pub, welcoming staff, and adequate rooms, which although improved a bit in the last 12 months (the old "box" TV's have been replaced by smart TV's) is still somewhat dated with tired furniture. However, it could be said that this is part...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for staying with us. Yes, it is a very old and historical building and we are trying to keep the character while making necessary changes . Hence the only things 'modern' are the television and wifi! We hope to see you back soon. Cheers Rima

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for one night as a half way stop over from Scotland. We received a warm welcome on our arrival and shown to our room which was very spacious with amazing furniture. We could not open the sash window, but we were told that if they could not open it then they would offer us an...

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rimachatts, Owner at The Old Well Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words . And for your suggestions. As you maybe aware, it's all still work in progress since we have taken it over at the beginning of this year. We will definitely sort the shower /water pressure issue soon. Hope to see you back soon. Cheers Rima

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Well Inn is a historic coaching inn that has the castle walls running along the beer garden. We have 10 ensuite character rooms , that can accommodate families, as well as individual travellers. Hotel guests enjoy a delicious breakfast. Our kitchen is open to the public from noon till 8.30pm, serving a variety of meals. We have soups and sandwiches , salads and chips and steaks and pies and even curries and pasta. The lovely conservatory has a coffee bar and dessert counter with a delectable and ever changing variety of desserts. The pub is famous for it's real cask ales. You will almost always get a new range. Our staff are warm , friendly , welcoming and ever ready to assist you as best they can. Welcome to the Old Well Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Well Inn

Address: 21, The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Barnard Castle
Price Range: ₹ 4,980 - ₹ 6,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Well Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Old Well Hotel Barnard Castle
Old Well Inn
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“Room 9 was excellent for us travelling with our dog as it has its own access directly on to the street if needed.”
 of 5 bubbles Waitknowe, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 has an added companion if you believe in that kinda thing 😉”
 of 5 bubbles No1waggi, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I cannot help with this.”
 of 5 bubbles davidandpenny2016, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Minor traffic noise in front room (last year), very quiet in rear room (this year)”
 of 5 bubbles howard1955, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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