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Barley Mow Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here just to take a step back in time, real ales served straight from the cask I don't think the bar has changed that much in decades. The owners are lovely and like to chat about the history, if I remember it's been a pub since the late 1400's I'd had a few ales by this time. Well worth...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Barley Mow Inn whilst staying in Kirk Ireton. It is a quaint British pub. Our husbands loved the beer and chatting to the locals. A very cosy pub with welcoming open fire. Well worth a visit. We will be calling again.

Thank YKmanley
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic pub this is, set in a beautiful village. The Barley Mow building dates from 1683 and is utterly unspoilt and charming. If you really cherish wonderful, old-fashioned country pubs then you have found the right one. A mate and I on a Saturday lunchtime cycled up into Kirk Ireton from the B5023 road (a big challenge as...

Thank Paul_derby0360
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A pub I revisited for the third time all be it with lengthy periods of time between.This time I introduced my wife & son to the Barley Mow.Great to see the landlady Mary who was very welcoming as always & served a wonderful pint.While I wallowed in nostalgia, my wife & son were really taken with the atmosphere which the...

Thank BARnezar
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Perhaps the most unusual pub in the UK? Five real ales straight off the barrel at £3/pint. Real fire and tables made from an old snooker table. The pub has had (just) 12 inn-keepers in 264 years - the current landlady Mary has been there over 41 years. If you're looking for "fancy", don't come. This is a journey back...

Thank Stephen A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Barley Mow is like no other pub that you have ever visited. It is a time warp. The building is ancient as are the practices. For a start the landlord is 86 years old. His assistant probably the same. They operate a pub with no beer pumps and have to make regular trips down stone steps to the cellar...

1Thank nick w
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We called in a couple of minutes before 2pm, but were served amiably by possibly the oldest barmaid in Derbyshire. I am old enough to remember the feeling of panic as closing time approached, but this was some time ago. The locals were friendly, the fire was welcome, and the beer went down very easily. We even managed another half....

1Thank BillyBunterBeverley
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I first went to the Barley Mow at the invitation of a friend - must be ten years ago. The completely unspoilt nature of the place is astounding. A true "time warp" to an earlier age of Pub drinking. Around five years ago, I heard that the place was gonna close, and most likely be turned into a regular house....

Thank Jay J
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Visited after a walk around Carsington Water. Saturday lunchtime opens until 2pm, but we arrived just after as a group of 20 plus and they served us until 3! Really accommodating staff and if I say 'acorn antiques' when you visit you will know what I am talking about! Enjoyable visit in an old pub with a long history! This...

Thank Tony H
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I love this pub and have been in a few times over the years. It must have one of the most original and unspoilt interiors of any pub in Britain. The beer is excellent and served to perfection. The elderly proprietors are fine and happy to tell you about the history of the pub, which is very interesting. However on...

2Thank IanTY775

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Address: Main Street, Kirk Ireton DE6 3JP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Kirk Ireton
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Barley Mow Hotel Kirk Ireton
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“Unable to comment as did not use the facility.”
BARnezar, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Take a designated driver...the cider is deadly!”
AndyC548, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“room 5 is great nxt to snug”
waynepuffett07, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I went to the pub itself but did not stay here.”
Monfode, 8 Dec 2012 | Read review
“The twin room above the village shop is a good size but can suffer from noise as the shop below opens for business in the morning. Nothing too bad, but might be a problem for light sleepers or those with infants”
silkofamnesia, 24 Jun 2012 | Read review
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