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“lovely country pub.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barley Mow

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The Barley Mow
Ranked #2 of 3 Oxted B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“lovely country pub.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Had a nice one evening stay via Woucher.The pub is very much a tradional Surrey country pub.Wooden floors,log fire,great food and very friendly staff.The room was very comfortable with no noise from traffic etc.We went for 1 night and did a walk from the pub where thare are plenty of footpaths to follow.There is a large garden at the rear of the pub which would be ideal on a warm evening.I cannot fault our stay and would love to go back one day.

Room Tip: we stayed in room 2 which was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I would agree with the last reviewer. We stayed on a wowcher deal. The 3 course meal was great as was the breakfast in the morning. The staff were friendly and there's a nice large beer garden here. The rooms are a bit dated but clean and functional. Good shower. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Spookmonkey
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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed one night with a Go -Groopie voucher.It was fantastic value! B&Band a 3-course evening meal for £59.Our room was clean and cosy,as was the bathroom,although in need of a little TLC.Our evening meal could not be faulted,it was delicious.Breakfast too was very nice.A huge bonus to our stay was the live band that was playing on the night(The Fog).They were very good and had the whole pub rocking!All in all we had a very good night at The Barley Mow and will definitely be returning.John,Simon and all the staff offer good value at a lovely old country pub,and they work hard to ensure you enjoy your stay.Not sure what other reviewers on here are moaning about,it was great!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lindalindabevan
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Have just returned from staying at The Barley Mow for one night B&B. Read reviews after booking and were quite worried that we had made a bad choice, however not so. Yes its an old pub, so therefore the rooms are not all white and clinical, but ours was clean and tidy with flowers and embossed towels, the bathroom was small but again clean with toiletries etc. and the bed clean and comfortable.We had an evening meal in the bar which was really deliclous and very good value for money, my husband likes his 'real ale' so he was happy as there was a reasonable selection of this too.We had a nice bottle of wine with our meal, again reasonably priced and the service was excellent. When we went down for breakfast the following morning we were greeted by Simon, who couldn't have been more friendly and helpful and the breakfast was lovely. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be going back. It just shows how these negative attitudes of some people could easily put you off places for no good reason.

Room Tip: We had room no. 1 which was en-suite and lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cazjenner
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We along with 2 other couples (age 50+) have just returned from a stay with John and his very welcoming team.
The food was fantastic with a great choice from the menu. The bar also had a great choice. Nothing was too much trouble for John and his team.
With all six of us enjoying a great night away from the rat race

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wayne1317
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

What a shame, lovely Old pub set in lovely countryside - inside the bars are gorgeous but it ends there!

We booked a 2 night stay after buying a GoGroupie Voucher. We chose the 2 night B&B stay as opposed to the one night stay with dinner. What a mistake, we ended up leaving after 1 night and also paying for a dinner on that night, clearly we bought the wrong deal!!!

We arrived early afternoon to staff who did not seem to expect us and just showed us to our room which without any real information given. We did not really feel very welcome and although we asked for drinks and were served them there was little effort to respond to our attempts at conversation before the member of staff returned to her book! We were the only customers I might add!

The stairs were a first indication of poor standards as the carpet was badly marked and not vacuumed. The room we were given was poor, the shower had very dirty grouting and a good deal of lime scale, the toilet had even more lime scale which was quite discoloured. The bedding was not ironed and seemingly quite old, looked as if it came out of a charity shop! There was a toenail on the bed which made me quite concerned that bedding had not been changed since the last occupants. The bed sloped out at the edges and we were quite uncomfortable. The TV signal was poor and the room had no easy seating, although we did notice another room seemed to have comfy looking sofas etc

We booked a table for dinner on the first night and were disappointed to be put in a side area with no other people, due to a quiz night starting later on, which actually we would have liked to join in on but felt we were being set aside, the feeling was almost as if we were tolerated as guests but not really wanted. The food was fine but not brilliant and a bit overpriced, we both chose the pie (clearly made with left over roast beef) which was £9.95 each. For dessert, the custard with the spotted dick was clearly home made and very nice but spotted dick was on the heavy side.

There did not seem to be system in place for breakfast, we came down to no area set up. there was no cereals or juices laid out and no menu, we felt a bit uncomfortable as no instructions were offered. We sat down randomly choosing a table and were asked what we wanted for breakfast. It was a strange feeling as if breakfast for us was an after thought, we were expected but the guy did not quite know what to do about us. With lack of menu available were had to ask what was available and were told that they normally do a full English breakfast, so that's what we ordered. The breakfast was sort of ok, but that's all. The bacon was a little bit salty and egg was slightly overcooked, 1 slice of cold toast on side, the sausage tasted fine but was cut through and opened up obviously to see if it was cooked properly.

We were shown out after breakfast and the door promptly locked behind us as if to say do not come back until later! We took a drive to nearby Oxted to get petrol for our car and on the way there decided to go back, pack and go home. Lots of little things prompted our decision but it mainly came down to the lack of cleanliness in the room accommodation, and this made us concerned about the areas we could not see. Once you start to speculate about these things, we feel it is time to leave.

We have emailed our concerns to the manager 5 days ago and have not even had an acknowledgement back from him, so I guess they are not really bothered about our opinion. I really hope the management do decide to listen to reviews and do something about these things. It is a lovely pub and could be such a special place to visit with just a little effort.

Room Tip: Room 1 is small, with dirty ensuite. Room 2 and 3 has shared bathroom but seem bigger and have sofa...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here at the beginning of May, we got a 3 course meal, a nights stay, and breakfast in the morning all for £70. Nice food, nice clean room and lovely staff. Drinks were quite expensive but it's like that in most places these days. Can't fault it for the overall price

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Barley Mow

Property: The Barley Mow
Address: Tandridge Lane, Oxted RH8 9NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Oxted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Oxted
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barley Mow 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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The Barley Mow Oxted, Surrey

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