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“Friendly, full of character, good food; can't wait to go back”

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John Barleycorn Inn
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The perfect small inn; this is as far from a chain hotel as it is possible to get.
I had booked the Miller at Mansfield on Booking.com, but got an email from them saying that they were full, that there had been a mistake made. they offered to find me an alternative and they booked me into the John Barleycorn.
Friendly small pub/inn, about four or five bedrooms I think. I was given 'Africa', a vaguely African themed room that was comfortable, clean and quiet, overlooking the beer garden at the rear.
Food was somewhat above average pub fare. I had the steak and ale pie and it was delicious.
The landlord and landlady are very down-to earth, friendly and hospitable people who are the perfect people to run a place lie this. You just feel right at home.
I used the John Barleycorn as a one-night stopover on a hike on the Thames Path, but I will return for a longer stay. My kind of place!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Three themed bedrooms - 'Chocolate', 'Africa' and 'French' - I chose 'Chocolate' a superb stay preceeded by a fantastic buffet in the restaurant and some fine real ale drinking in the bar - a late breakfast - service was excellent - Thank you so much.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lou T
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

A quaint 'olde worlde' pub and restaurant where we were made very welcome. Three rooms available for B & B and our room was extremely comfortable and well appointed. The traditional pub was busy both in the bars and the dining areas, but was not 'noisy' as such with non of the usual games machine / loud music etc. but had a wonderful friendly atmosphere. Although there was no choice for breakfast, it was a well presented and well cooked traditional full English.
Will definately return again if in the area. Recommended!!

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter S
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Sunday lunch in an unfamiliar pub can be hit or miss. This was definitely a hit. Great terrine to start followed by tasty beef. Proper roast potatoes, crispy Yorkshire pudding and decent veg were served on hot plates with proper care and attention. Top notch.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Richard S
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Nice little pub to frequent if your trains running late or for a little bite to eat. The food and drink is nice, lovely atmosphere and not to dear considering the averege price for the area. definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I stopped into the John Barleycorn mainly to get out of the rain and use up some time and was happy to find the place warm and comfortable with friendly people there. I had the Steak and Stilton pie £12 (with veg) which was very cheesy tasting (which I liked) and the meat was of good quality, nice pastry too. The Owners and staff made conversation and the Lounge Bar was a relaxing place to eat, with freshly decorated walls, nice furniture and exposed oak beams with lots of character. No air's to the place unlike some Goring businesses, but very natural and down to earth, yet clean and modern in a way too. Charming place.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank sculpturedad
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Quaint old style pub, good service, average pub grub.

Don't expect more than fried food such as scampi and chips, fish and chips etc. Vegetables were poor quality and there was only one vegetarian main course option. Prices were a little high for the quality.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
Thank ChrisColum
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Additional Information about John Barleycorn Inn

Address: Manor Road, Goring-on Thames RG8 9DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Goring-on Thames
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Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Goring-on Thames
Price Range: $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
John Barleycorn Hotel Goring-On Thames

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