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The Red Well Inn

) #23 of 41 Restaurants in Barnard Castle ££ - £££ , British,
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
+44 1833 637002
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
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Reviews (118)
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the front of the inn were adequate to appreciate the sunshine pre3pm and then the poor down post 3pm on Saturday 27th May.

Thank Steph M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited for Sunday lunch as our son had told us that the reputation for this place was very good. He did say that it had recently changed hands and this may have changed things. His opinion " Sorry I took you there it has...More

2  Thank RicardotheRambler
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Sorry you did'nt enjoy your visit. It's difficult to please everyone and fortunately with the odd exception like yourself everyone has enjoyed the food here since the take over. The one puzzle I have is it's the same chef who worked here before we took...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Under new management and not for the better. Sadly missed the mark, i ordered turkey and when i asked for cranberry they had none. My wife had lamb and guess what.... no mint sauce! Bonkers. Food was ok i guess but these details are important...More

Thank Dave H
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

I'm sorry we had no sauces. As we have had to start the kitchen from scratch there where a few things missing over the first couple of days. As for a dirty wine glass all the glass where marked and well past there best but...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had lunch in the restaurant after staying overnight B&B. Food was gorgeous, excellent service and helpful/friendly landlord & landlady. I had the roasted beetroot risotto, being veggie, it was to die for. My husband had the burger with goat cheese, which he said was a...More

Thank GailRichard
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Enjoyed a meal with friends at the Red Well on Wednesday evening. Varied menu choices gave everyone a chance to either pick a favourite or try something new. From burgers to steak and from fish to fowl, we all found something to please. (And I...More

Thank 19Sue54
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The red well inn has a great atmosphere aswell as their food such as the best chicken parmo in the NE

Thank lukemoza12
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival we were quickly seated at our table and a helpful waiter, I think he was called Rhys, got our drinks and then took our food orders. The waiter did a good job at taking our orders especially since my family are a picky...More

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have eaten here several times, usually for lunch but a couple of times for dinner. It is friendly and welcoming and we have always had good service. The food is of a good quality and served hot - we have never been disappointed, and...More

Thank lizhewlett
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us visited for lunch... Average freezer food!!! Steak & Mushroom Pie was over cooked... The Beer Battered Cod was undercooked & slimy!!! The Scampi was over cooked & the home Cooked Ham fatty & tasteless!!!! Will not be rushing back!!More

Thank Audi1
Simon L, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Hi Audi number 1, Very sorry to read your negative review of our pub and its food. As I am sure other Tripadvisor readers can see we generally receive very positive feed back, and of the roughly 3000 people we have fed over this busy...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Second time this month I've been to the red well Inn,both times we have had fantastic food and atmosphere from this warm and inviting pub. I can highly recommend this pub for food their menu's are great also the puddings (caramelised rice pudding) simply fantastic....More

Thank finlayajs
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Helen B
Are you aware that the menu pages are not accessible on your website. I've just asked about vegetarian menu in previous question)
17 April 2017|
Response from Simon L | Property representative |
Yes I am aware , the reason being I am moving on from the Redwell inn in just over a weeks time , new owners will be taking over the pub and website although I am not certain of their menu plans
Are you open today late afternoon please
27 February 2017|
Response from Simon L | Property representative |
Hi Sorry for delayed response, I was not aware this service even existed! To answer your question though, we serve food 12-2pm and the 5-8.30 pm on weekdays. we close in between those times. Regards, Simon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 637002
The Redwell Inn under the ownership of Simon Leadbetter has been steadily building a reputation as one of the best places to eat in Barnard Castle. The Menu fits well with the relaxed and informal surroundings. With plenty to choose from ranging from great quality steaks, burgers and fresh fish to more traditional English pub dishes and Desserts all created from fresh and in house by Head chef David Thornton and his team. Simon and the staff are always on hand to provide a friendly, personal and professional service to all of the guests. With 8 En-suite bedrooms The Redwell is a great destination for a short stay, either for a weekend break or for business. "All of the team endeavour to whatever we can to make our customers experiences at The Redwell a positive and memorable occasion." Simon Leadbetter.
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