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The John Barleycorn
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

booked 2 nights from 2-4oct,i,ve got to say i had a great stay.room clean,staff were friendly and evening meal and breakfast were spot on.if i'm in duxford again i'll have no problem trying to book the john barleycorn agian.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Paul j
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Have just returned from a one night stay at The John Barleycorn and I must say I was a little aprehensive after having read some of the previous reviews and at one point even thought of cancelling my booking. Needless to say, I am glad that I didn't.
We thoroughly enjoyed our night there. We were greeted by very friendly staff and showed to our room, which was in a separate little block, with it's own front door (one of Four rooms). The room was as previous reviewers stated 'a little dark' but once we put the main light, the two bedside lamps and desk lamp on, it wasn't quite so bad, still could have done with it a bit brighter though.
The room itself was clean and comfortable, and the ensuite bathroom was clean with adequate towels and toiletries for both of us. The shower was basic but fully functional and the water nice and hot. There were tea and coffee making facilities in the room, which we struggled to find at first, and then found in the bottom drawer of the bedside cabinet! There was also a trouser press and hairdryer in the room. We found the bed to be extremely comfortable (there were spare pillows in the wardrobe) and both slept well.
We chose to dine in the pub and our meal was very tasty and nicely cooked, as was the dessert.
Breakast again was excellent, with cereals and toast and we opted for a full breakfast which consisted of bacon, sausage, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms and blackpudding, all of which were very nice, and washed down nicely with hot tea or coffee and orange juice.
The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for you. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed here with friends after chili tasting nearby. The rooms were adorable. Very old fashioned but had all the modern features you could want. The whole pub is beautiful and we were so impressed when we arrived.
It was easy to book and Bernard was very welcoming. We had dinner in the pub on the saturday night and the food was excellent. Although we stayed in the pub till after closing time, nobody rushed us at all.
The breakfast was great, and again, the staff were attentive but not pushy or rushed. They could not have done more for us. It was the first time we had stayed in a pub B&B and we will definately be back to this one for another visit.
I would thouroughly recommend this pub accomodation. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

For ages we'd been promising ourselves a stay in a traditional English pub. No surprise that we opted for the John Barleycorn in the beautiful village of Duxford as our base during a visit to Cambridge. Run by Bernard Lee who came out of retirement to reopen the 350 year old Inn, the place impressed us from the start. Lovely beers and ales, great food (a huge hit with the locals, the sure sign of a great eatery). The freshly-cooked breakfasts truly set us up for the day and after touring Cambridgeshire we always looked forward to relaxing that evening with a local ale before a scrumptious evening meal. All the cosy rooms are named after a WWll flying ace - a nod to its RAF heritage. While we enjoyed the pub's beer garden, bustling with customers during the annual Duxford Air Show, this charming inn would be equally delightful in mid winter. Highly recommended!
We nearly forgot to mention: this gorgeous village is only 10 minutes drive from Cambridge city centre.
Robert Mullan Liz Russell www.robertmullan.com

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

Over 45 minutes wait for food once we had ordered when it was not very busy. Food was very poor and expensive, chefs homemade pie was a ceramic dish a pastry top and a load of gravy with one or two small pieces of meat. Did not stop for dessert. This is pub food at it's worst.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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