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!
- Also Known As:
- John Barleycorn Hotel Goring-On Thames