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Barley Mow Inn

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank 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
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Called in last week for a pint after at least 30 years since my previous visit. It was exactly as I remembered it. There are no pumps on the bar, the selection of 3 or 4 real ales come direct from barrels on a shelf behind the bar. Seating areas are three separate small rooms in this ancient looking stone...

Thank Scotty975
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely old pub, unspoilt and quirky. Real ales served from the barrel. Recommend the Hartington India Pale Ale. An open fire, and table tops made from billiard tables make the place really unique. The only twenty first century concessions are electricity and inside toilets. A real feel of Merry Old England.

Thank Lindsey I
Milton, Ontario
Reviewed 23 June 2016

During a walking tour of the Peak District and surroundings I had the pleasure of spending a night at The Barley Mow Inn in Kirk Ireton I had heard of the inn through the internet where people spoke highly of its simple, rustic and friendly atmosphere. I booked accommodation there and I was not disappointed. Tony and Mary Short, the...

1Thank Ansel
Reviewed 25 April 2016

On holiday with friends, we walked from Shottle to Carsington Water, and came across the Barley Mow Inn on our route. At first we were not sure if it was open, as it looks like an old house. The bar almost seems like it is in someones front room, and the beers on offer were not like the beers you...

1Thank 999Norwich

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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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“Take a designated driver...the cider is deadly!”
 of 5 bubbles AndyC548, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“room 5 is great nxt to snug”
 of 5 bubbles waynepuffett07, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I went to the pub itself but did not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles silkofamnesia, 24 Jun 2012 | Read review
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