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Originally a traditional farmer's pub Barley Mow retains its traditional atmosphere, with an intimate and welcoming village ambience.

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12:00 - 11:00













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Barley Mow reviews

By Steve C.

Lucky lady - there are 2 - 3 pleasant and engaging members of staff. The rest? If they deign to acknowledge and serve you after they have finihed their private conversation then ok.

By Steve C.

V good pub with good choice of beers - totally spoilt by unhelpful and indifferent staff. Sours your beer.

By Rachel P.

Great pub, called in today on way to Wembley with a group of friends. They opened early for us!!!!!and the best thing, two gorgeous irishmen behind the bar, Thank you from a yorkshire lass x

By Sean M.

Great pub that has been restored to its former glory and reopened in the summer of 2010. The oldest pub in the area with original drinking boothes and a great selection of real ales on tap. Worth a visit.

By Sean M.

Hi there, After closing for three years, the pub reopened in August 2010 under new management. The quiz machines are no longer and the pub has reverted to its original splendor, hope you have time to revisit. Thanks Sean

By J.

When I went to the Barley Mow the barman told me that it's apparently Marylebone's oldest pub. Well, you can't tell! Marylebone has some great pubs but in my opinion the Barley Mow isn't one of them. Don't go out of your way unless you fancy playing on fruit and quiz machines instead of soaking up an atmosphere!

By Vivienne E.

Built in 1791 – and purporting to be the oldest pub in Marylebone - this compact and cheery venue serves traditional food and drink in an unstuffy and relaxed setting.

The Venue
A small ground floor bar area offers booth-style seating in front, with a further seating section tucked away at the back. The décor is kept simple but retains the look of a traditional English pub - perhaps aided by the impressive age of the building itself – and, with its low ceilings and deep red and mahogany colour scheme, the venue has a cosy and welcoming feel. Outside, pretty hanging baskets adorn the entrance, and pavement seating is available during the warmer months.

The Atmosphere
The pub has a relaxed ambience and staff are warm and welcoming, with the background music tending towards low-key folk and indie tunes. Here, ‘traditional’ does not necessarily translate as old fashioned and fusty, and the pub attracts a range of age groups.

The Food
Award winning ‘Pieminster’ pies (£6.50) are the order of the day, prepared with fillings that are more refined than the average pub offering - including a beef, chorizo and olive number – and a hearty serving of mash is £1 extra. Further options for filling comfort food, such as mini sausage rolls (£1 each or five for £4), are also available.

The Drink
At least five real ales (sourced from a range of breweries) are served at any given time, and Doom Bar, Butcombe Bitter and Gale’s Seafarers ale are amongst the selection. Similarly good quality pub staples such as Fuller’s Honeydew beer and Aspall cider are also on tap, and, despite this more upmarket drink selection, most pints are under the £4 mark.

The Last Word
Overall, this is a charming little venue that exudes far more character than the average central London pub. Here’s hoping that it will continue to enjoy its old age for some time to come.

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