The Barrels
The Barrels
4.5
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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kevandsue618
Stoke-on-Trent, UK170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Old world pub, real ale wooden panels, different rooms outside area, apparently they have music, seems a great place to ho.
Written 20 May 2024
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Nick G
Maldon, UK373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Always visit when in the area. A well kept and well run pub, four rooms, to screens for sport (one room had both Six Nations rugby and Premiership football showing at the same time!)
Good outside area for drinks, sheltered for smokers and a great venue for their live music nights. Good range of Wye Valley ales and various lagers, at good prices.
Written 10 March 2024
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Carmen L
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I attended The Barrels last night. It was busy with a lovely atmosphere but we didn't stay long after I was scolded by an older barmaid.

I ordered two whisky and cokes, they were served to us in pint glasses (presumably because it was very busy, and the bar were low/had run out of their usual glassware).

This wasn't an issue at all (although this wasn't explained to us/apologised for at any stage, just given to us) but just as she handed them to us, I saw that some shorter glasses were being shelved from the glass washer. I asked if I could have my drink in a shorter glass, the response - "if I had one of those, I would've given it to you, wouldn't I?!" was barked at me with a disproportionate scowl. I was a bit taken aback and some surrounding customers looked shocked too.

I'd like to add the caveat that it was busy an inordinately busy evening, however, I have worked in the service/bar industry for over 12 years, on all occasions (very busy Christmas/NYE etc where we would frequently run out of glassware). The courteous (and normal) procedure would be to apologise for the unusual glassware, and perhaps explain why it's being used. Not to shout at a customer so loudly that 5 or 6 other customers can hear.

Again, I understand it can get very busy but customers aren't a sounding board for stressed staff.

I have been coming to the Barrels for years but this experience has put me off coming again which is a real shame (for me, anyway).
Written 23 December 2023
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Msp123
24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Just appalling inflexible jobsworth attitude from two individuals at this pub. My near 19 yr old son travelled from near malvern, as designated driver, with his friends to watch the rugby cup final last night and was thrown out just before kick off. On being asked to prove ID at the bar (he looks early 20s) he realised he'd not put his driving license into the case of a new phone. Obtained a message from his mom (!) with a picture of both his license and his passport but refused service. Was happy to forgo the one beer he'd have as driving and went to to sit with friends (who all look younger but had ID) but was then approached and told to leave. Watched 1st half of the game on phone in car on his own. Honestly some people in this country - I dispair and certainly would not recommend this pub.
Written 29 October 2023
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Darren T
Manchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Hands down the best pub in Hereford, if what you're after - like us - is a good selection of Wye Valley's real ales (Butty Bach in particular), plus various lagers and ciders and all the usual optics, to be supped in the comfort of a comfortable, friendly, all-welcoming pub within easy walking distance of the city centre. Very highly recommended indeed.
Written 17 October 2023
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David J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Since being introduced to the area and the annual Beer on the Wye by a few local friends, a group of us journey to Hereford at least twice a year. Barrels is ALWAYS a stop on our (sadly) brief visits. With a great atmosphere, plenty of room and great ale you would be mad not to check it out at some point!

The decor is a bit dated, but honestly you'd call that "traditional" owing to how long the place has been standing, and its history. Can't wait to visit again in a few weeks!
Written 15 June 2023
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JustCheckinBristol
Bristol, UK232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Another proper old style pub and it was a great experience as a visitor to the town. Friendly and efficient bar staff and great choice of beers, ales and lagers.
Written 31 January 2023
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Tomy G
Maesteg, UK62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Nice atmosphere reasonable prices great beer garden, close to town center. There is a pay and display carpark directly behind it not sure about food or if they do food just had drinks.
Written 9 January 2023
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bella b
Hereford, UK1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
i love this place however, the hygiene of two individuals (one a big lad the other a woman) who work here is upmost appalling other then that, lovely experience
Written 1 September 2022
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mtx7x
wales798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We went to the barrels while in Hereford for a family day out
We received a Great welcome from Charlie and he was really knowledgeable about the ales
nothing was to much trouble for him there’s a nice atmosphere here especially in the beer garden
Superb ales superb welcome we will be back and thoroughly recommend
Written 31 August 2022
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