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The John Barleycorn


Ratings and reviews

#2 of 17 Bar in Harlow
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Location and contact

We are a friendly country pub doing fine food. Great garden dining. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews sunday roast potatoes profiteroles skate wing steak pie salad mash sandwiches prawns pudding chicken fish pond the pub great sunday lunch fantastic meal family lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were really friendly and attentive, food was AMAZING! And the owner was very friendly and came and chatted to guests. Would definitely recommend and go again ☺️

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Hc08g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

30th birthday meal for our niece. Good service and drinks came quickly too. Decent enough menu and a varied choice. If you have not been I would recommend

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a evening meal with family that we had not seen for a while. The staff were polite, welcoming and very helpful, they could not do enough to make sure you had a good time. The food was fantastic cooked to our taste, I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David_Mackintosh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from Sunday lunch and a mixed bag, the food was excellent as always in fact really excellent! Was just the service which let the whole thing down, all young girls with little or no experience, I had to get my own drinks...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dilly-dally007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 1st family visit to this pub for a birthday celebration- bad from start to finish. They didn’t acknowledge our table booking for 11 people despite providing the booking name, made worse that it was an early sitting at 5pm at which time their restaurant...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anniemay2279
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 11 people. Restaurant was almost empty during our meal (5pm) there were so many very young staff hanging around chatting, eating at tables in the restaurant and on their phones! Had to ask to order drinks etc. Awful service at the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Emct1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently moved to Harlow, I was visiting with no previous experience but kept in mind an old adage..."if you arrive with no expectations, you will not leave with any disappointments"....and I didn't! The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The menu was varied and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Russell M
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward your return and maybe enjoy the warmer weather in the garden.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The John Barleycorn on 24/2/19. There were 5 in our group and we all chose different meals. The meals were exceptional. Very large portions and the selection of accompanying vegetables were superb. Roast potatoes very crispy! The service was very good too and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here to celebrate our friend's special birthday and what a fantastic choice of restaurant. From start to finish the staff were so attentive and very professional. As for the food, wow it was amazing and so tasty. Can't wait to return and would...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ElaineJ345
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We go there with good friends the foods is fantastic and they make you very welcome and the skate is to die for

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank turrellj
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review your recent visit. See you again soon.

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Claire M
28 April 2018|
Response from Barleycorn321 | Property representative |
Vegan Pie, Sausages, Burger, Pasta also a Vegan Sorbet
18 October 2015|
Response from Barleycorn321 | Property representative |
Hi we serve our Sunday Roasts till early evening. Please call us to book a table.
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