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“Great food and drink over the Easter Weekend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Barley Sheaf at Gorran

The Barley Sheaf at Gorran
Gorran Churchtown, Gorran, England
01726 843330
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Gorran
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: English, Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great food and drink over the Easter Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Considering how busy The Barley Sheaf was over the Easter Weekend I'm surprised there are so few recent reviews.

We stayed with friends nearby to Gorran for a short break - they had the foresight to book a table for 4 for Good Friday evening & for Easter Sunday lunch. Just as well as the did as anyone walking in off the street was highly likely to be disappointed - but just having a drink or two is absolutely fine.

Friday evening 3 of us had Fish & chips with peas - good value at £8.95 - my wife had scallops in garlic & ginger with veg - I think this was about £12.95 and was great.

Real ale is available in the form of Sharp's Tribute & the fantastic Sharp's Own. The wines served were also of very good quality. Deserts for us involved Creme Brulee or White choc cheesecake - well enjoyed by those who had them.

Easter Sunday saw us back for lunch - I had the roast beef , with veg carrots, beans & broccoli) my wive had Monk-fish with panchetta - again with veg. Our friends had Pork with crackling, also with veg. Again we thought it was very good food at a reasonable price.

The pub itself opened after an extensive refurbishment - disabled access is provided - parking is opposite & up the road a bit. Everything inside The Barley Sheaf is of a high quality, the toilets (inc disabled) are very clean and reminded me of a high class hotel or nightclub.

If you are anywhere in the area & unsure where to eat... give this place a try. You will enjoy it!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food in a lovely pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011 via mobile

The Sunday lunch menu had a good choice of great home cooked food. The service was good, the staff were friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed, and the food was excellent. The brioche bread and butter pudding is highly recommended!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, drink and service in a newly refurbished pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We fond the Barley Sheaf on a recommendation from our accomodation, the YHA at Boswinger, and were so impressed that we dined there for two nights out of a three night holiday.

The owners have put a lot of work into converting the old building, and it's now a mixture of an excellent locals bar and an upmarket restaurant.

A choice three well kept hand-pumped ales at the bar started the evening well, and we went on in the restaurant to enjoy that rare thing , a meal of which all three courses were very good - for us it's often two out of three.

The local fish starters were followed by steaks and some inventive puddings, with a good bottle of wine and finished with coffee, at a reasonal price - £40 each. The service was friendly and professional, without being over-fussy.

The two nights we were there there was a local band playing in the bar, and the acoustics made the volume in the restaurant a touch high for our tastes, so it might be worth checking if this would trouble you.

All in a all, a strong recommendation, a good meal, at a reasoble price. in a beautiful location.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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