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The Barley Mow

#760 of 1,274 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Perfect pub

Unpretentious, friendly and great beer at reasonable prices. This is a nice 'proper' pub - and the... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
groan
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London, United Kingdom
Small but perfectly formed

We were first in at lunchtime and found this one room pub perfect in its own way, decent beer, well... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2017
LargelyMonk
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Jan 11, 2019
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Aug 30, 2017
“Perfect pub”
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A centuries-old traditional English boozer with a cozy wooden interior, classic tunes, and a rotating selection of European and local craft beers. Handmade hot snacks like sausage rolls (veggie or pork), scotch eggs and pork pies available all day...more
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX, England
Shoreditch
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+44 20 7729 3910
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

Visited with friends Friday afternoon, 11th January. The pub was empty and we were greeted by the most unfriendly bar person imaginable. She had no interest in us or what we wanted and seemed only interested in maintaining a permanent scowl. The beer was poor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Unpretentious, friendly and great beer at reasonable prices. This is a nice 'proper' pub - and the beer is well-kept. A special word for the great barmaid, who has a fabulous choice of music! Really friendly - an asset to the place!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We live on Tyneside and we went in on name alone, Barley Mow being an area in Gateshead. The pub was a typical pub which could have been anywhere in the world but more importantly a local boozer in Gateshead. It was a little bit...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

£11 for 2 pint, that's expensive even for London... bar man was more interested in his 2 female mates sitting at the bar rather than being a real bar man. Did not even finish our drinks.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

We were first in at lunchtime and found this one room pub perfect in its own way, decent beer, well kept, basic wooden interior and cosy feel. Staff are a little slow to thaw out when they first open but we had a pleasant quiet...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice pub if you can get a seat. Small and a good selection of beers. Great for a few beers not good for large groups.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Hillary M
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here by chance with a friend, not really knowing what to expect, entered prepared to have a pint before moving on. Stayed for a few (London Pride was spot on) and enjoyed the Pub Quiz (it was a Tuesday, this may be a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with mates one summer evening. Nice enough pub with decent selection of beers. Was a warm evening so it was nice that there was air con inside. Will return.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Leon S
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I really like this pub, really good selection of top quality beers and an interesting choice of really tasty bar food. Staff attentive and happy to chat. Would recommend

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank yte7
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

On first walking in we thought what is that smell? Turned out to be cheesy chips which isn't so bad when you know the orgin of the whiff. A choice of ales and craft beers. Worth a stop off ...

Date of experience: December 2015
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