As I was attending a car auction at the IWM Duxford, about 2 miles away, I anticipated that my friend and I would be in need of a meal on completion so I booked a table at The John Barleycorn in Duxford village.
The pub is a 'good old tradional English pub' in the heart of the village. Car parking is available but could run out if the pub is busy but I suspect you could park on the road if needs be.
Inside the pub there is a nice 'village pub' atmosphere. The surroundings are very pleasant although I'm not convinced they are all entirely original. I suspect some of that dreadful modernisation that the 70's demanded was carried out at that time and this has subsequently been 'undone' and the place restored to how it was albeit with a few 'faux' pieces but this has all been well done and in no way detracts from the atmosphere. This pub is likely to have been one of the 'locals' to the fighter squadrons at Duxford during WWII and, being of a romantic disposition, one can almost hear the banter and revellry of those brave chaps as you sit at your table.
Food: A good selection of meals are available, I had a medium rare rib-eye steak which was cooked to perfection. There was a good quantity of accompanying veg which was also excellent, that is, it wasn't cooked into oblivion. I can't recall the prices but it wasn't staggering by comparisson to other pubs I have visited.
This was all washed down with two pints of the best Timothy Taylor ale I have ever had.
All in all I can well recommend this as a place to eat and drink.
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