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“Disappointing”
Review of The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow
Ranked #23 of 76 Restaurants in Fleet
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have had delicious Sunday roasts here previously so decided to try again. A little later than usual arrived at 3pm - to be told they had sold out of roast dinners. Not a problem we thought the normal menu is good. We both chose steak and ale pie with mash and fresh vegetables which we had both previously had and we knew was delicious. When the meal turned up it was minus the fresh vegetables but half the plate was covered with peas. When we questioned this we were informed as they had sold out of roast they also had no fresh vegetables.Why had we not been told this when we ordered? We were told that they assumed that as the roast had sold out we should have known that there were no vegetables either. It did not matter that if I was not going to have fresh vegetables with the meal I would have chosen something else. I was then asked if 'you enjoyed the pie didn't you'. When I questioned the bill as we had not had the meal as described on the menu and the enjoyment had been spoilt by lack of vegetables - the bill was adjusted by £2 as we had not had the vegetables!!! Clearly this establishment does not want our return business.

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5  Thank LinMike56
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Two visits at different times of the evening (mid and late) and both times very good, plentiful and well cooked food at reasonable prices (for our area!!). Friendly service by students and I particularly liked the fact there was a good choice of ciders and beers, although close to London prices!! (ha! ha! - you can't get away with such praise without some criticism at almost £4 a pint!)
I like to try a Sunday Roast at local eateries before giving an up-dated verdict, but this place comes highly recommended (by my wife!) as the place where she has enjoyed THE best pre- Christmas Dinner, when accompanied by lots of friends, in many years!

Looking forward to our next visit in the near future!

I should mention the good bits - local produce, meats and veg. sausage specialities, hot food.
Greeted with a smile - and polite service.... Everything you should expect, but not very often get!!!!!

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Thank DJCOTTS
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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The food here is excellent. Good portion size and well cooked. The staff are really friendly and nothing is too much trouble. It's a great pub whether coming in for food or a swift pint. Lots of choice in terms of draft beers and ciders. Will definitely come back.

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Thank pzgirl1
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We visited on a cold March day and the two fires were roaring away keeping the place lovely and warm. Great selection of food, and the meals were fantastic - all extremely tasty and well presented. Prices are very reasonable and good service. Great for a walk afterwards by the canal. Would definitely come again.

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Thank fuzzybearuk
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Mum was over the moon by the end of it, had a couple of hiccups as the Camembert didn't come out quite cooked enough first time round, but was superb 2nd, along with the fresh baked selection of breads, steak was cooked perfectly and pudding was a dream! Catered for my little 2 year old brother who they then looked after brilliantly even enduring his over excited little squeals from time to time! Really nice feel, and decently priced it worked out less than 30 a head really, which is fantastic, definitely coming back

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Thank tizzib
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