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“The best pub in the word”
Review of The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Bonsall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Barley Mow is a lively and eccentric Free House located in the beautiful village of Bonsall. Famous for the 'World Championship Hen Races', and for being the most likely place to be abducted by aliens according to UFO magazine ! Fine food, great ale & one of the best live music venues in the area !
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Barley Mow in Bonsall is one of the main reasons we decided to move to Bonsall, we we're already regulars; the combination of great beer, atmosphere, people, food & music make the Barley Mow a must visit for anyone no matter where they are from.

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1  Thank tomwillmot
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We were staying at a campsite near Matlock and visiting friends there and they took us on a remote run out in the car to this pub they loved and they wanted to share it with us. The pub being The Barlow Mow in Bonsall was well worth the interesting drive from Matlock. The atmosphere was excellent and so was the food. Later a few folk took to playing their instruments and singing and even the landlady and barman (sorry if I got your titles wrong!) did a little number too!. The friendliness was great seeing as we were not from round those parts and we really did no want to leave. Will definitely visit again when next in the area.

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Thank barniegirl
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Having trudged across half of Derbyshire, my boyfriend were not in the mood to cook for ourselves back at our self-catering cottage. We stumbled upon The Barley Mow asThe King's Head, down the road was closed. Luckily, The Barley Mow was recommended to us by a local getting into her car. Thank goodness she did! The Landlady is a really fabulous hostess and a great entertainer; she goes to great lengths to ensure her customers are catered for. Between the two of us, we sampled fish and chips (hake) and lasagne, both of which were absolutely delicious. A must see for anyone staying in or passing through Bonsall.

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1  Thank Tracey K
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great pub, great beer, warm welcome - greatest hosts & locals
Looking forward to returning soon
Don't miss the hen racing world championships!

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Thank Tiny212
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Was suggested the pub by the owner of the B and B we were staying in saying that they had fantastic food and would make us feel very welcome from the short walk from the B and B we walked into a very quiet pub normally i would feel intimidated by this however the owner said welcome asked how we were doing, how long we were staying and made us feel at ease straight away, the food was fantastic, very reasonable, drinks great range of ale's and ciders on tap, the locals were happy to talk to us and include us in conversations making it a very pleasant evening, my husband and I both wish we lived in bondall so that this could be our local pub.

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Thank Ctarbun
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