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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just one night at the John Barleycorn after a very long, exhausting journey. It was the perfect place to recoup some energy - quiet, comfortable, homey with really, really good food (many of the items on the menu were locally produced / sourced) and friendly, welcoming staff. The fan in the bathroom was a bit noisy (but only... More 

Thank Jacqueline W
Matching Tye
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as we got to this delightful inn we knew we were in for a treat. It is so pretty from the outside. We received a lovely welcome and my husband couldn't wait to order a pint of his favourite Abbot Ale. We had a delicious lunch, hubby had the steak burger and I had a beetroot and goat's... More 

Thank Sandra J
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the John Barleycorn whilst visiting Cambridge. The pub was lovely, people friendly and the evening meal was delicious. The room we stayed in was small, and it was attention to detail that let it down. Two of the lights didn't work and some of the bathroom fittings were close to falling off The TV was... More 

Thank heathway53
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely 3 course dinner in this gastro pub. The setting is lovely and relaxing, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was great. Starter of melted Camembert cheese was awesome with fresh granary bread. I had Cumberland Sausages on mash with veal gravy... wonderful and so much of it. My other half had lamb and although... More 

Thank Judi77CCAT
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Just called in for a spot of lunch on our way home from holiday. What a great pub! Found it using Good Pub App. Great atmosphere, great reception and great food. A really excellent pub! I wish I lived closer!

Thank colbrown
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lovely rustic old pub with nice atmosphere of a Saturday evening, well-served beer, decent dinner menu and personable service. We also stayed for a night in one of their rooms which was small but cosy, and when we arrived late for breakfast by 10 minutes after it had ended they were were still happy to serve us, so top marks... More 

Thank SirShaky
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Warm and friendly traditional country pub with better than average food and friendly staff. The lamb steak was cooked to pink perfection and the burger was delicious. Cosy interior and clearly a popular place. We booked ahead to be sure of a table - probably a good idea.

Thank 251WayneB251
New Forest, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our's was a one-night stay as we needed to be close to the IWM for my early-morning flght in the Dragon Rapide over Cambridge and Ely (recommended). I'm not sure if there is accommodation within the main building, but we were in one of four rooms (named after RAF Officers) behind the pub and adjoining the car park. In very... More 

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nice looking pub tucked away in the village of Duxford. Lunch time menu was excellent and competitively priced. Nice range of sandwiches and hot food in an oldy worldy pub. Nice range of real ales. Staff really attentive and pleasant. I will certainly return again soon. Plenty of parking at the back

Thank Paul O
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Escaped from office for lunch. Food was excellent (char grilled lamb) large portion with various trimmings. Service was pleasant and quick and very reasonably priced. Will be going again, one of us drove 1.5 hours to get there.

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The John Barleycorn

Address: 3 Moorfield Road, Duxford CB22 4PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Duxford
Price Range: £74 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The John Barleycorn 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Ask if there are other rooms than the four in the 'annexe'.”
 of 5 bubbles M6701JKrichards, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The room furthest from the pub smelt bad!”
 of 5 bubbles joeandjakesdad, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Book early”
 of 5 bubbles DocRog48, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Sorry, I can't recommend staying here.”
 of 5 bubbles IvanNewZealand, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“There are four rooms in the courtyard at the rear of the main building, all appear to be of similar size and comfort.”
  • The area where the rooms are.
  • Clean with good shower and bath.
  • The bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Nick125uk, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
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