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John Barleycorn Inn
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed here for one night to attend a wedding in Streatley. Quaint 17th century public house where management made us feel very at home. We were in the French room which was spacious and nicely decorated. Very large beautiful bathroom. Breakfast was a very hearty full English. Rate was reasonable.

Room Tip: Suggest the French room as I think it is the largest of the 3.
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Thank Montblois
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We booked to stay here to attend a wedding at the Swan at Streatley, the location is perfect all of 10 minute walk across 2 bridges over the River Thames with gorgeous views. The pub has beautiful features, low ceilings, beams and such character. We arrived around 1245 and the landlady was so lovely, although our room wasnt ready which we hadnt expected it to be they got our room ready really quickly within 5 minutes and she offered us drinks which we were then able to take up to our room. We stayed in the 'Chocolate' room which was very cute and I loved all the little touches to Chocolate. Unfortunately we spent so little time here as we were at the wedding until late and checked out straight the next morning so would have loved to have eaten at the pub. It was perfect for what we needed it for and is in a beautiful location to explore the River Thames and Streatley and Goring.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrsVicNic
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Under new ownership who were warm, welcoming and friendly(much like the locals). The B and B is part of a very nice little bar, that is quiet with a very nice garden/ dining area out the back that blends seamlessly with the villages immaculate and picturesque charms, flowers and greenery everywhere in what has to be one of the most beautiful villages/towns in England.


Stayed for a wedding in the Swan, and with comparing notes with the rest of the guests it seems we looked out and had the best service and value in town.

No review would be complete without mentioning the full English breakfast. Definitely worth getting up for @9am, even if you are feeling quite hungover from the previous night's celebrations.

Would happily return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Kealan C
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Nicely run pub/B&B. We were given the "French" room which as the landlady, Monica, explained is a bit smaller but has a great attached bathroom with a huge tub. She figured rightly so that a soaking tub for us walkers would be welcome. Comparatively, the room was not that small. Gratefully we were assisted in carrying up our heavy suitcases which had been sent on via a luggage service. Both dinner and breakfast were nicely prepared. Enjoyed pub favorites of steak and ale pie at dinner and the 'full English' at breakfast. Locals were friendly and interested in real ales as are we.

Room Tip: Only have experience with the French room out of the three available. But would highly recommend it. A window looking over the pub patio might be noisy on a busy warm summer night, but did not find it so during our visit. Attached is a private bathroom with a huge tub.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amy R
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

The perfect small inn; this is as far from a chain hotel as it is possible to get.
I had booked the Miller at Mansfield on Booking.com, but got an email from them saying that they were full, that there had been a mistake made. they offered to find me an alternative and they booked me into the John Barleycorn.
Friendly small pub/inn, about four or five bedrooms I think. I was given 'Africa', a vaguely African themed room that was comfortable, clean and quiet, overlooking the beer garden at the rear.
Food was somewhat above average pub fare. I had the steak and ale pie and it was delicious.
The landlord and landlady are very down-to earth, friendly and hospitable people who are the perfect people to run a place lie this. You just feel right at home.
I used the John Barleycorn as a one-night stopover on a hike on the Thames Path, but I will return for a longer stay. My kind of place!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Rockyroad2dublin
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