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The Red Well Inn

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Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
01833 637002
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I called for Sunday lunch last week some of the came already on the plate the potato's carrots and parsnip were roasted what a nice change cannot complain about anything and I will go back thanks to all at The Red Well see you again thanks Andrew,

Thank andrew h
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with large family party for Sunday lunch. Service and food were first class and the pudding of sticky toffee pudding simply fantastic! Definitely will return for more.

1 Thank Darlo_Spuggies
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my nan here for lunch, nan ordered the fish and chips and I ordered the chicken and chorizo linguine with a side order of vegetables. The portion sizes are very generous, the food was delicious and full of flavour. I ordered a fresh coffee which was a good size and very full bodied, perfect. The staff were super... More 

1 Thank Buzzybee92
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After coming to the red well on multiple occasions (Because it really is that good!) I can strongly recommend this as a place to have a beautiful meal, or a few pints with the lads. The menu offers a wide range of food, but with the 2 for £16 deal it is very cost affective too ( I would recommend... More 

1 Thank RL96
Richmond, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main eating area was very noisy with a large family group so we ate in the pub area. Range of beer was limited and when I asked for a pint of Black Sheep, I was told that it was "off" although I enjoyed the Young's Hummingbird as a change. The service from the two young servers was pleasant and... More 

Thank westeam
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parents love this place. Excellent food and service as always, had the banoffee pie for dessert. Was to die for, will be back soon

1 Thank Debbie M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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 enjoyed out in a VERY long time. The children ate for free, which is very... More 

1 Thank LoubieBess
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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 review

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harmire Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: 01833 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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