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The Barley Mow

The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
+44 1629 825685
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bakewell tart” (4 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does what it says on the sign, no pretensions just good honest beer and pub grub. Fish cakes were very good, chilli lacked a bit of bit. Well worth a visit

Thank SpeckyII
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great pub, food really good, friendly landlady & landlord, located in a lovely village, stayed close by, we loved it would highly recommend.

Thank gailee272
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We arrived at The Barley Mow and were welcomed immediately by the very friendly landlady who assisted us happily through choosing what we would like on the menu while entertaining us along the way. The food selection in this pub was well priced and had...More

Thank Catriona D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited this pub as it had great reviews on here. The direct route from Matlock (where we were staying) was closed and the taxi cost us a LOT of money. Only for us to find that they had stopped serving food about an hour...More

4  Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

After reading all these good reviews we must have chose an off day. To be honest I can genuinely say the meal was nothing to write home about! Won't be revisiting.

Thank Beth097
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited The Barley Mow while on holiday in Derbyshire and had a lovely evening. The food was very good and there were plenty of beers and ciders to choose from . It is obviously very popular with the locals and we would certainly visit...More

Thank GordonHG
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming pub with very nice food just what we needed after a long day out walking. My steak was cooked to perfection. They have hen racing and also play boules outside .

Thank PeterGChester
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely welcoming people with great atmosphere. We went on the day of the hen racing competition which was very popular. Wished we lived in Bonsall as this would be our local.

Thank Mollie1111
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Im so glad I found this pub on trip advisor... As we were a party of 9, I phoned ahead to book a table (which was just as well as the pub is small) Tucked away in the hills, its a little gem. A warm...More

Thank Torac2000
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful pub fireworks tonight and world famous chicken racing tomorrow and the greatest real ales

Thank Brian L
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
You can book tables but I don't think they have Sky T.V. Sorry cannot be more helpful.
2 March 2016|
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Response from David W | Property representative |
Hi there ! Yes we love dogs as long as they are well behaved. I can book you a table, I just need to know what sort of time. Try and let me know ASAP as it's Mothering Sunday and we will be very busy I imagine. Thanks a lot... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Bonsall
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 825685
  • E-mail
The Barley Mow is a lively and eccentric Free House located in the beautiful village of Bonsall. Famous for the 'World Championship Hen Races', and for being the most likely place to be abducted by aliens according to UFO magazine ! Fine food, great ale & one of the best live music venues in the area !
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