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The John Barleycorn

) #8 of 123 Restaurants in Harlow $$ - $$$ , British,
Threshers Bush | Turn Right Out of Green Lane, Harlow CM17 0NS, England
+44 1279 422675
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Threshers Bush | Turn Right Out of Green Lane, Harlow CM17 0NS, England
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

today we went to the JB for lunch, we have been a few times before . Service was very poor as the place appeared to be run by staff no older than 18 who although polite had no clue of the menu or how to...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love country pub, in the prettiest of settings. Would have loved to have eaten outside in the beautiful gardens, but it was just a touch to chilly. Nice friendly greeting on arrival, with a pleasant atmosphere inside. Lets start with the negative, we hadn't even...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited lunchtime High prices Poor quality food ( thrown on plate ) no presentation. Small portions Staff never over friendly A real shame as great location I believe the Sunday lunches are good but need to work on lunchtime food qualityMore

Thank Leah B
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow!!! That's a first. Have never been told the food portions are small. If at the time you felt the portion was small why at the time of eating did you not just bring it to our attention and more of what you needed would...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We visited as a party of six and had to make more than one phone call in order to adjust our arrival time, but with each call the staff were very accommodating. Once there we were seated very quickly but our menus and drinks orders...More

Thank NeilDArmstrong
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit. Sorry there was a delay with the service but it does sometimes happen when tables arrive late and end up clashing with other bookings. Glad to hear that when you did all get your food everything was up to...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were a pensioner groups of around 35 people who had provided our menu choices in advance. We were very well looked after: the food was excellent, the service quick and responsive - all the food came pretty well at the same time. A pleasant...More

Thank roberthillyard
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. You were a pleasure to serve and very well organised which did help with the smooth delivery of your food. We hope everyone enjoyed the lunch and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The best, absolutely fabulous Roast beef and trimmings cooked to perfection and Steak and Ale pie just amazing.

Thank Jacqui S
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you Jacqui for your great review.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Sunday roast with the best ever roasties and the Steak & Ale pie superb, will definitely be back.

Thank smiffy2810
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wahoo thank you for your great review.

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We sat outside next to their big fish pond and it really was stunning with the running water, fish and flowers, all perfectly maintained. Plenty of outdoor seating all table with umbrellas. We had the prawn and Cray fish sandwich but was bit disappointed that...More

Thank 4ofususually
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks fro your review. We can always bring out more of the Marie Rose sauce out in a pot as we have had customers saying there is too much in the sandwich. The menu on line is a sample menu and changes are made to...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We popped into the John Barleycorn for a drink and were welcomed by a lady who I assume to be the landlady who asked if we had a table booked. We didn't have a reservation but the staff managed to locate a table for us....More

Thank Kevin B
Barleycorn321, Manager at The John Barleycorn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us. We do where ever possible try and accommodate people if they have not booked. We are glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This has really gone down hill. Over priced under cooked food as i felt like I was eating a cheap frozen meal that had been warmed up as the center was still cold but the outside of the dish was warm? I mention this to...More

2  Thank tyronem1
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Katie S
18 October 2015|
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Response from Barleycorn321 | Property representative |
Hi we serve our Sunday Roasts till early evening. Please call us to book a table.
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valentinMallorca
7 March 2015|
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Response from Barleycorn321 | Property representative |
Yes we are wheelchair friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
Description
We are a friendly country pub doing fine food. Great garden dining. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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