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The John Barleycorn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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3 Moorfield Road, Duxford cb224pp, England
+44 1223 832699
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly welcome and quickly seated. Good choice of food. Service a bit slow and difficult to attract waiter/waitress attention. Game pie and ground beef Berger excellent.

Thank a438young
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this pub. Excellent menu choice and lovely food. Hot, good portion size, and well presented.

Thank Andrew Y
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad I did... What a fantastic place. Old school and better for it.. Well worth a visit or a diversion if you have a chance.

Thank Mike P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since moving to the village a little under a year ago, every meal whether lunch or dinner has always been just great! You definitely need to book as always busy and very popular. A great local with very attentive staff!! 👍👍

Thank l_prieto1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor after booking the holiday inn down the road for a business trip. Was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the service was excellent. Steaks were amazing, and the desserts were incredible. Would definitely recommend for a quiet, but quality meal.

Thank Christian B
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very attractive, smallish inn close to the Duxford museum was owned in the 1740s by distant forebears of mine, the list of previous landlords is displayed in the very atmospheric dining room. It is, like most pubs nowadays, really a restaurant although throughout our long lunch there were always a few drinkers at the bar. The style is olde... More 

Thank Stephen T
Colchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

It's Half term and we are visiting the Imperial War Museum with family. We'd been at the same pub three years ago and remembered the slow service, but the grandchildren are older now and so we decided to make sure by booking ahead. A wise decision. The John Barleycorn is very pubby, lots of pictures, honey artefacts, old posters but... More 

Thank Chris G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Just passing through Duxford and decided it was time to stop for food. The pub is friendly with a nice vibe. The food was excellent and enjoyed by all of the family. Well worth a visit! I'm sure we will visit again next time we are passing through!

Thank Paul B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The service was slow - 40 mins to wait for main course only, even tho restaurant not full; the food was of generous portions but of average quality and over-priced

Thank Chris F
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Beautiful place and so romantic. Rooms were not top notch but comfortable and cosy. I enjoyed snuggling up to my hubby. Food was on point and so was the welcome and hospitality of the staff. Had a lovely 44th birthday in a special place with a special person it was just perfect.

Thank PortugalPassion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 3 Moorfield Road, Duxford cb224pp, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Duxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 832699
The John Barleycorn remains a very traditional English pub, serving some of the best kept ales in the country. It also enjoys an excellent reputation for serving the very best in genuine home prepared and cooked meals. We also provide accommodation for those you would like to rest after a meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?