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The Old Well Inn

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Old Well Inn

The Old Well Inn

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
21 The Bank, Barnard Castle, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBarnard Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBowes Museum8 min walk
  • Popular LocationEgglestone Abbey3 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)30 min drive

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About this area

Barnard Castle

Located in Barnard Castle, The Old Well Inn is in the historical district. Bowes Museum and Eggleston Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Heritage Park Stadium and Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex. Guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Barnard Castle - 6 min walk
  • Bowes Museum - 8 min walk
  • Egglestone Abbey - 3 min drive
  • Eggleston Hall - 9 min drive
  • Raby Castle - 10 min drive


  • The Old Well Inn — 1 min walk
  • The Conservatory/ Lounge — 1 min walk
  • The Turks Head - 2 min walk
  • Clarendon's Cafe And Tearoom - 2 min walk
  • Capri Pizzeria - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Bishop Auckland Station - 20 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 30 min drive

About this property

The Old Well Inn

3-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and tour/ticket assistance. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a garden. All 10 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and TVs. Guests will also find hairdryers and ironing boards.
The Old Well Inn offers 10 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This Barnard Castle inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee for check-in between 6:00 PM and 10:30 PM (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
Dogs welcome
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 6:00 PM and 10:30 PM (amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts debit cards, debit cards, debit cards, debit cards and debit cards

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Old Well Barnard Castle
Old Well Inn
Old Well Inn Barnard Castle
Old Well Hotel Barnard Castle
Old Well Inn Barnard Castle, County Durham
The Old Well Inn Barnard Castle County Durham
The Old Well Inn Inn
The Old Well Inn Barnard Castle
The Old Well Inn Inn Barnard Castle

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 88 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 36 out of 88 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 88 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 88 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 88 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Great location, near to the Butter Market and a short walk from the Bowes Museum. The only parking available nearby was on-street, which was limited due to many residents holding permits. The room we had was spacious and overlooking the main street. No problems with sound as the town doesn’t get very lively. The bathroom was ‘cosy’ as the toilet was shoehorned next to the bath. The bath itself, had a hand-held shower but no shower curtain or screen to stop users from soaking the toilet seat. To get to the taps, you have to lean over the toilet seat, not great. There was a TV in the room and WiFi was available (password is listed in the bar, although no information was available in the room regarding this). The Smart TV was ‘connected’ to the system, although there was no signal, so it was unusable. Luckily, we were able to cast from our smartphones onto the TV so that we could watch something. As the demographic of visitors to the area is largely over 50, this may have been something most people would have known to attempt. The room rate included breakfast. Breakfast was minimal. A ‘full English’ consisted of 1 sausage, 1 small rasher of bacon, 2 fried eggs, ½ grilled tomato, a small spoonful of mushrooms, a ramekin of baked beans and 2 slices of toast. Our room cost £100 per night, so this was a derisory effort for the money we paid. Cereals were available, great if you want Fruit & Fibre, Cornflakes and Weetabix.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Worst room we have ever stayed in
The room my wife and I stayed in was one big dust ball.Cobwebs all over the room and the draws were that dusty we just left our cloths in the bags.The hot water was so hot you could have scolded your self , there was no very hot water notice. Overall the room was a big disappointment to use. My wife and I have stayed in meany hotels over the UK and this was the worst one we have ever stayed in for housekeeping .
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
really nice old hotel building. on main street, so central to sites for visiting. Castle backs onto garden.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well I was expecting better, very poor for the price, had lots of issues including not having the room cleaned for 2 days. Think again before booking this!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Historic real ale pub
Fascinating old pub with real ales, stunning history and most welcoming hosts.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021