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The Red Well Inn

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££ - £££, British,
Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
+44 1833 637002
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • 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 6 July 2016

We visited here at the weekend, It was a last minute decision and one I'm pleased we made.. A family friendly bar and restaurant. Most of the staff were extremely friendly and chatty. The food was DELICIOUS! One of THE best Sunday lunches I have...More

2  Thank LoubieBess
Reviewed 5 July 2016

a lovely pub with gorgeous food I would recommend a visit it has a large car park too unlike some places in barnard castle

2  Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Although this is a local pub, the menu is quite extensive. Not the usual 'pub grub'. The quality and quantity was very good as was the presentation and the speed of service

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Normal pub food and nothing special. Service was average, but friendly. Easy car parking. The menu is normal pub food.

Thank Chris P
Simon L, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for your review Chris, so pleased that you found our average service friendly. Hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Overall a very good standard of pub food. Constant in the taste and service. Well worth a visit when in Barnard Castle.

Thank Jonny S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Six of us ate here at the May bank holiday for our evening meal. We all had starters, mains and shared 4 desserts. I chose the hot smoked salmon and asparagus salad - perfect for me as I don't like 'heavy' meals - which means...More

1  Thank KateJ56
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

As my parents were visiting for the day we brought them to the Redwell as it is a favourite of ours, lunch as all ways was lovely, my mother had the plaice and thoroughly enjoyed it. As we all did, The staff and manager are...More

2  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely awesome food.. Can't recommend highly enough. We visited for Sunday lunch. Sunday roast was choice of meat with loads of veg .. Alternatives limited but sufficient .. Fish or pasta - I had the fish and it was outstanding .. Desserts as nice. Friendly...More

1  Thank Dawn J
Simon L, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Thank you much for your positive feed back, it is always lovely to hear that our hard work is appreciated. So pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us and we hope to see you again in the near furure.

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Firstly we were seated in the restaurant which was absolutely freezing, quite frankly a mess as well. We waited half an hour for our starters to come and they were NOT how they were described on the menu then to add insult to injury one...More

Thank laurend1994
Simon L, Owner at The Red Well Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

I am a little disappointed to have received this review after I had dealt with your complaint personally on the evening. However, I shall endeavour to address the points made. The first obvious and quite correct complaint regarding the chicken dish was a bad, but...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016

Friendly pub with good food selection. Great that they did a kids menu which the little one loved. Hubby a bit disappointed no onion rings with the steak but had he looked they where there as extras. Certainly will pop in again

1  Thank Heather19812014
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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