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The Red Well Inn

££ - £££, British,
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
+44 1833 637002
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here for a family evening meal and had a fantastic visit! The staff were friendly and welcoming of children and the overall atmosphere was lovely and pleasant. Very spacious inside and a variety of different seating areas and plenty of outdoor picnic tables. Now...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Dropped by after work for a pint in the beer garden. Not one but two lots of dog poo surrounding the tables and benches. Whilst I doubt the proprietors had anything to do with it getting there, it should have been cleaned up. I'm no...More

Thank chrispeeuk
Reviewed 21 March 2018

My partner and I both ordered the roast lamb. A good portion of meat, served with the largest individual Yorkshire pudding on top, that I have ever eaten, or seen! A roast potatoe, mashed potatoe, roast parsnip, lashings of gravy and a small dish of...More

1  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Well done to Jamie and Nicola the new management of the Red well inn . As a family of 5 we thoroughly enjoyed our visit today . Great atmosphere nothing was to much trouble, the 3 kids had their lunch first while the adults enjoyed...More

Thank ketomum
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A blue steak is not the same as an underdone medium rare steak. Soggy chips served in a faux mini chip fryer - why? Served on a wooden board, Still back in the Middle Ages. What happened to hygiene? Has no-one heard of Josiah Wedgwood?...More

Thank BaxterWright
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

I think you have been somewhere else !! If not why didn't you say something when you where here ??. The boards your taking about go through a steriliser. So you need to get facts first and try talking to someone if you have a...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stayed here for 4 nights on a business trip. When we arrived Sunday at 6.15 they informed us they had stopped serving food at 6.00pm. Monday evening they informed us the restaurant was not open. Breakfast was only served from 8.00am, and we needed to...More

Thank williamsjane69
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

There has to be a start and finish time for breakfasts as a business you must realise a structure needs to be in place. But we are flexible up to a certain point and you where offered it from 7.30 which you still said was...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We called in on a Wednesday evening,the lad behind the bar was great,he ran the place for the whole of our stay and was very professional..a real asset. The food was fantastic,the black pudding starter was amazing. One of our company stating she could eat...More

Thank markhorsley68
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

After a beautiful day walking, my husband and I were in desperate need of a Sunday roast. We tried a couple of places in the area who had stopped serving food (5pm?) but were directed here. I had turkey, my husband had lamb, large portions...More

Thank AnneMF1
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thanks for the lovely review hope to see you again soon Regards Andy

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Traditional pub food Not much choice if you don't like pub food Went as a party of 6 on a Saturday night very quiet no atmosphere I would go back if menu was changed but not in near future My friends said the same The...More

Thank Barry V
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Sorry you didnt totally enjoy your visit. The menu you had is the latest one and from feed back received by the majority of our visitors it caters for most tastes, has a full range of dishes on offer. I'm not quite sure what you...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Need dog friendly places and we weren't disappointed with the food either. Nice size portions, presented well, with a good choice of pub food just a little bit different to the norm.

Thank vj71
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hope to see you again soon Regards Andy

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Questions & Answers
Helen B
17 April 2017|
Response from The Red W | 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
27 February 2017|
Response from The Red W | 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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