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The John Barleycorn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Moorfield Road, Duxford, England
01223 832699
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The John Barleycorn is a typical village pub, but one that has not on survived the extensive culls of the last few years and gone on to excel without becoming a gastro pub. Real ales and ciders: These are absolutely exemplary. Probably the best pint of Greene King IPA anywhere, ditto the other regular and guest ales. There is always... More 

Thank Ingenus
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are 3 pubs in the beautiful village of Duxford. Our hotel was not serving food on Sunday so we tried the Plough first, nice pub, friendly, good atmosphere. Unfortunately they had stopped food at four, landlord recommended John Barleycorn. It's a five minute walk but well worth it. Thatched roof, beautiful inside with good food and friendly staff. We... More 

Thank June L
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old pub, quite cosy inside. The staff is friendly. We had lunch on the way to Duxford, which was delicious. I was really impressed with beef salad. The beef was tender and good quality. My husband had sausage and mash with gravy , of course, which was tasty as well. Didn't reach the stage of deserts as we were quite... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went several times during my week in Duxford, and I was very impressed with the speed and courteousness of the service, along with the delicious food!

Thank Alex S
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here one night. The pub was super charming and the atmosphere was very welcoming. It was very cool to see something a part of such history! The owner was also very kind and helpful.

Thank calger72
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading very positive reviews we were looking forward to visiting John Barleycorn. Although the service was ok the food was a disappointment, the decor quite oppressive and the cushions on the seats badly stained. I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Malcolm C
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this pub on the off chance for a meal early doors on Saturday after a day at Imperial War Museum Duxford. When we walked in all the tables had reserved on them so we weren't hopeful, however the very lovely, welcoming lady behind the bar found us a table as it wasn't needed until later. The staff... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stay twice a year at the John barleycorn for business. I fell upon this country pub a few years ago and wouldn't book anywhere else. Firstly accommodation is very lovely and at a great price and a brilliant location to go and explore Cambridge, or like us use as a base for work. On to the... More 

Thank panicoe
Kent, UK
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246 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the first time we have visited here and an excellent experience as usual. Friendly greeting, prompt helpful service and food up to the usual standard. Not an extensive menu, and as far as we could see no specials, but the food arrived promptly and was piping hot and very well cooked. Excellent dessert to follow. It is nice to... More 

Thank welshtraveller42
Conwy County, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Spotlessly clean with very pleasant staff, a really nice pub. Certainly the best pint of Abbott Ale that I have ever tasted. The food was excellent, all beautifully cooked, faultless, and very good value. The licensee really does care and it shows. Thoroughly recommended, without doubt the best in the area.

Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moorfield Road, Duxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Duxford
  • Phone Number: 01223 832699

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?