We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The John Barleycorn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The John Barleycorn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The John Barleycorn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 211: English reviews
Matching Tye
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandra J
Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank heathway53
Reviewed 2 November 2016 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Judi77CCAT
Norfolk
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!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank colbrown
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SirShaky
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 251WayneB251
New Forest, United Kingdom
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Richard S
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

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paul O
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MAKAviation
Americian in Germany
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The John Barleycorn is in a building from the 1600's, very beautiful and rustic. the staff are great and made us feel very welcome. The menu is small but quite extensive and while it had the typical English Pub fare, it also has some not so typical fare, the Chef - James also has a specials menu that I was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank spencermb

74 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (74)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (33)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Duxford
0.6 km away
Duxford Lodge
Duxford Lodge
#1 of 1 in Duxford
295 reviews
1.1 km away
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford M11 Jct 10
4.2 km away
The Crown House
The Crown House
#1 of 1 in Great Chesterford
166 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.9 km away
Travelodge Cambridge Fourwentways
16.4 km away
The Cricketers' Arms
The Cricketers' Arms
#2 of 3 in Saffron Walden
233 reviews
13.2 km away
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
#1 of 36 in Cambridge
2,155 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The John Barleycorn

Address: 3 Moorfield Road, Duxford CB22 4PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Duxford
Price Range: RM382 - RM471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The John Barleycorn 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia and Orbitz so you can book your The John Barleycorn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The John Barleycorn staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
kedington haverhill

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The John Barleycorn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Book well in advance”
 of 5 bubbles DocRog48, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
5 of 5