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The Red Well Inn

££ - £££, British,
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
+44 1833 637002
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
“cinder toffee” (2 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Would recommend to anyone :) well done to all of the team in The red well inn

Thank BrownA1992
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for the lovely review See you again soon Andy and the team

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We popped in for an evening with friends and ended up having a full meal. The staff were very helpful and attentive and most of the food was lovely. However, I had the fish and the batter was as tuff as old boots. Our group...More

5  Thank dunkybabe
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Lunch today was delicious! Can recommend the chocolate orange cheesecake. The 'sizzle' was certainly a sizzle , it set the fire alarm off. The waitresses are friendly and helpful, and the prices reasonable.

1  Thank Basil232
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

lol. The sizzler yesterday certainly lived upto there name. Glad you enjoyed your meal and thank you for the review See you soon Andy

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We visited on Saturday night and I ordered the Chicken Parmo. The presentation of the food is amazing and the Chicken Parmo was to die for. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, as we had an amazing time. Thank you so much to the amazing...More

Thank _graceena2710
Andy S, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

What a great review thank you. Hope to see see you again soon Andy

Reviewed 29 May 2017

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

3  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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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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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