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“Good proper pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barley Mow

Barley Mow
Ranked #6 of 52 Nightlife in Portsmouth
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Good proper pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Found this Good Beer Guide pub just around the corner from the Hole in the Wall (another GBG entrant and local CAMRA branch pub of the year). It is a proper two bar public house, with a small (ish) and well kept rear courtyard. I don't suppose it has been altered in many many years and doesn't look like it's had a proper redecoration for a decade or so, but that doesn't detract from the charm. It's a local's pub, yet most welcoming to strangers. Excellent ale and a good few that were either local or from small brewers, as well as the usual bland stuff from the national chains. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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“Unchanged back street boozer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

This is a pub which time has passed by which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a locals hideaway who reluctantly had to stop smoking but decided to keep the nicotine coloured decor and tatty furniture. But, the important things from my point of view are that the staff and locals are welcoming and the beer is excellent. If you like this , you will also like the Hole in The Wall round the corner.

Visited January 2013
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