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The Barley Mow

££ - £££, British,
The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
+44 1629 825685
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dinner at the Barley Mow on two occasions whilst holidaying in Bonsall. Both the food and the atmosphere were great. the owners and Barman were welcoming and polite. Will be visiting again the next time I am in the area.

Thank den c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off at The Barley Mow along our way home from the south after spotting it on TripAdvisor and we were more than happy with what we found there! We had the warmest of welcomes from the landlord and her husband, a wonderfully rustic...More

Thank MyNameIsScottie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely drive to Derbyshire and after trip advisor reviews looked for this pub. Disappointing limited menu. Flat beer and mediocre food. Appreciate it's a walkers/local pub but doesn't deserve the 5 star reviews.

Thank Elvislover57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of real ales on tap. Here on a Saturday night, live music was on. Lively, friendly atmosphere with great beer. Landlady is a delight!

Thank E14_foodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us for lunch during the open gardens weekend. We had booked a table and it’s was so good that we did as it was very busy. The food was absolutely fantastic and we can’t wait to visit again when their new...More

Thank Amzp2016
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We stayed in Bonsall and went to this pub for dinner. What a find, great generous food . Great local Thank you

Thank karenh272016
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Called in for a evening meal wasn't disappointed.Warm welcome,great selection from the bar and a really good food menu to choose from. A great atmosphere to the pub, service was great and so was the food. Would recommend and next time in the area will...More

Thank DazProv
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I had a very nice gluten free chicken and chorizo salad, there were other gluten free options too. A friendly pub with a great landlady

Thank Gill B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were a group of 11 staying locally and decided to visit the local hostelry. We received a fantastic welcome, in an already busy pub, from Mick and Collette. Collette even moved some of the locals around to accommodate us. We were so impressed that...More

Thank Devonblade
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Six of us visited tonight as staying nearby and saw the good reviews on TripAdvisor. Have to say the pub deserves their high rating. The food was excellent, the decor was homely yet quirky, just like a front room really and the landlady Collette was...More

Thank Steve W
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Gill B
3 May 2018|
Response from Devonblade | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that, I'd say give them call. Collette and Mike seem happy to accommodate wherever possible.
6 September 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
You can book tables but I don't think they have Sky T.V. Sorry cannot be more helpful.
1 March 2016|
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Response from David W | Property representative |
Hi there ! Yes we love dogs as long as they are well behaved. I can book you a table, I just need to know what sort of time. Try and let me know ASAP as it's Mothering Sunday and we will be very busy I imagine. Thanks a lot... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Bonsall
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 825685
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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 !
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