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The John Barleycorn

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Threshers Bush | Turn Right Out of Green Lane, Harlow CM17 0NS, England
+44 1279 422675
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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to come here to celebrate our parents golden wedding anniversary. We were a party of 11 aged from 13 - 70. Our table was booked for 7.30 even though it was not busy, we found the service to be incredibly slow. When our main meals finally arrived gone 9pm we we really disappointed. The medium rare steaks were... More 

Thank Vanessa P
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very expensive but very good food Al a cart Very fine steak You can tell the difference as had cloth napkins Rather than paper Food very hot Wonderful service £74 for two people 2mains 2 sweet One coffee 3 drinks

Thank Chris C
Epping, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We won a voucher for £40 at a dance and was looking forward to spending it but the service left us somewhat disappointed. The lamb shank wasn't great, rather dry in fact, and at £17 does not represent good value, but they did leave the pot of mint sauce this time. When we booked the table we told them we... More 

1 Thank paulF5692MX
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful Sunday and our friends suggested this place for Lunch. We arrived and my daughter immediately fell in love with their fishpond. Inside the restaurant was busy which is always a good sign. Between us we ordered Roast Beef, Lamb and Chicken. All our meals were all excellent the vegetable sides were excellent too. My partner LOVED... More 

Thank ZeroTolerance242
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another enjoyable Sunday lunch at the JB, food spot on as usual, Roast dinner(s) delicious. Cod encrusted with hazelnut crush was amazing!! Staff extremely helpful as always.

Thank Carlo010178
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad to hear staff and food made your visit an enjoyable one. More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant many times and have for the most part had an excellent meal and good beer! The owners have always been friendly and welcoming and the pub/restaurant is nice and homely. I took my Sister here last night and told her I have always had a good meal, bar once when my steak was over... More 

1 Thank BigBadJohn
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this review

Hi John Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry that your fillet steaks were over done but I can assure you that none of our steaks are frozen. So they never see the inside of a microwave. The staff on that particular night were just opposite you folding napkins as being a Tuesday we had a fairly quiet... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My partner and I had dinner in the The John Barleycorn yesterday. It was our first visit and when we pulled up in the car outside we were a little apprehensive as it didn't seem very busy - however everything about the evening turned out to be fantastic. The food was delicious and the portions generous - the steak and... More 

Thank Rob1978uk
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this review

Thank you Rob for your great review. :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Country pub that has a nice outdoor seating area and good parking. Generous portions and friendly staff. It's an old building and smells of dogs as you walk in and the doors stick.

Thank Mike R
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The wet dog smell was from bleach on the op that had not been rinsed properly. Yes the building is old and with a change in the weather the doors do stick sometimes, for these two negatives we can only apologise. The food and service were up to our usual high standard and we are glad... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Yet again a great meal, my roast turkey with all the trimmings was lovely and my wife's dressed crab was equally as good. Highly recommend, also worth mentioning the quality of the restaurant staff, always polite and highly attentive.

Thank JAPHertfordshire
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review your recent visit. We are so glad that you and your wife had a great meal with good service. Please return to see us soon. More 

Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Quite nice pub food large portions the staff very friendly but the dark wall and dark chairs make the inside look very glum be nice in lighter colours really glad had a table by the window

Thank sam b
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this review

We are glad you had a pleasant visit to us. Sorry to hear the décor was not to your liking. However we will be redecorating soon. So you will have to come see us again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Threshers Bush | Turn Right Out of Green Lane, Harlow CM17 0NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 422675
We are a friendly country pub doing fine food. Great garden dining. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?