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Barley Mow Inn

Main St., Kirk Ireton DE6 3JP, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popped in for a couple of drinks with the wife and it's a great little pub, landlady was very friendly, it's one of those pubs you want to find out everything about its history, very original unspoiled pub. Had a couple of lovely beers straight from the barrel. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now part of the quirk of this place well is just everything. From Mary behind the bar, beer from a jug, of from the keg behind the bar. A parlour pub from a different era, the national trust should really consider it as it should never be consigned to any new trend. If you don't like the staff, the beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The previous reviews sum up the Barley Mow perfectly. It, as the advert says, does exactly what it does on the tin. It's a pub. Simple. It serves the freshest local beer direct from the barrel for a price that makes those of us who reside in Oxfordshire weep at. We walked in at 1230 on a Sunday afternoon to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fabulous pub where the beer and cider is served from jugs and handpumps are a thing of the distant future! It is brilliant and the whole place is in a time warp to the 17th /18th century. We loved it! If you want luxury go somewhere else, but the quirky owners and great beer made this a real treat we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An amazing pub Stepping back in time to when pubs were not full of flashing lights loud music and modern paraphernalia Beer is local real ale and well priced. Food basic but exactly what you'd expect in a place such as this. Well worth a visit Regularly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We called in advance to see if it was possible to book a table for lunch which we were rudely informed you couldn't do. Probably the first warning. We were taking a walk and this place had been recommended for its good beers, which we cannot not fault. Shame the lady behind the bar looked miserable and couldn't crack a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We moved to the area recently and were delighted to find that this is now our local pub. Cosy, intimate surroundings with excellent cask ales, some served from a jug by Mary, the landlady here for 50 years. If you want a juke box, fruit machines and flashy décor you'd best not come.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A visit to the Barley Mow is how pubs used to be, before 'gastro' became trendy. Great value traditional beers served from the barrel into a small cosy bar from a serving natch. Wonderful place to enjoy good beer, with friends !

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Entering this pub is like stepping through a time portal. It has been a pub continuously since 1753 and looks like almost nothing has changed since then. A roaring fire and being served through a serving hatch with beer poured from a jug by a slightly stern lady behind the bar was all part of the charm. It is small... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

most things modernise over time but not the Barley Mow. That's its attraction and charm. The accommodation is fine, the breakfast excellent but the real appeal is the pub that never changes. Good variety of beer all served from a jug. No fruit machines just room for discussion with your friends and neighbours. Just what a pub used to be.... More 

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