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“Terrible place.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow
Warwick Rd, Banbury, England
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Ranked #120 of 154 Restaurants in Banbury
Cuisines: English
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“Terrible place.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Food is the worst kind of pub muck. Expect a long wait at the understaffed bar. Only plus point for this place is that it has easy parking. Avoid.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“PHOTO INCORRECT”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, I'm not sure if the staff are just plain stupid or if they have an eyesight problem, because the photo above is not of the Barley Mow in Banbury! Also, the place is rubbish, bad food, bad everything. Reminds me of a drinking mans pub, or for families who live in Banbury. Having said that the pub does fit in with the surroundings well, LOL

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Don't set your expectations high!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

It's an estate pub, so don't set you expectations high. If you want a pint and a bag of crisps it's fine. Foods cheap and cheerful and it's never going to be anymore. Bar staff can sometimes be very efficient and polite, sometimes they can be missing in action and not bothered!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We live locally and again as previous comment I can confirm that is not the photo of the pub! Living locally we are within walking distance and go most Saturday evenings the food is average at best, they are pretty slow at clearing the and wiping down the tables and to be brutally honest if we did not live within walking distance we would not go to this pub, it serves a purpose for us a place where we can meet with family and friends and socialise. Its such a shame if they just made a few adjustments it could be brilliant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Photo not of the Barley Mow, Banbury”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just for the record, I can assure readers that the enticing photo of the thatched pub is NOT the Barley Mow on Warwick Rd, Banbury - it's the famous Barley Mow in the village of Clifton Hampden. Perhaps this photo should be removed. I tried to upload correct photo (copyrighted) but not sure if it worked.
The place is pretty average in most respects and one can suggest better places to eat out locally. AJ

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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