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“Probably the best pub in the World”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barley Mow Inn

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Barley Mow Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Kirk Ireton B&B and Inns
Derbyshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Probably the best pub in the World”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

I've been drinking in the Barley Mow on and off for the last fifteen years. The Landlady and Landlord have got it just as they see fit and I can't really fault the place. No music, plastic food or plastic beer, all the ale and cider is drawn straight from the cask. There is a range of good quality bottled soft drinks for drivers. Fentimans, that sort of thing. If you have something wrong with you and can't drink proper ale or cider they do have a lager tap that is hidden behind the counter. Unless things have changed since I last had a sandwich (a year or so ago) there is a choice of garlic sausage, cheese or cheese and pickle. All made to order. Simple but effective! The bar and snug are lovely, decorated simply and without pretension. They open at lunchtime and in the evening. Sadly you can't stay and get mashed all afternoon but in a way that is part of the charm. Go, enjoy it and don't make too many comments about the locals not having the attitude you'd been given to expect from the H.E. Bates novel you'd read.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

An absolute must for any real pub lover

Unspoilt, unchanging, inexpensive, and serving fine local ales from barrels inside the serving-hatch style bar, you will not be disappointed.

Accommodation at only £55 for two, incl. a truly outstanding locally sourced breakfast, the Barley Mow is one not to be missed!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2010

The Barley Mow Inn has only some rooms in the former stable building. They are old but clean. Could sleep very well in the bed. The pub is 300 years old and has mostly local ales, which are quite good. If you want food, you have to order it in advance because they do not have a proper restaurant. They landlady will then cook herself.
The cooked breakfast was lovely. Kirk Ireton is not far from Chatsworth House and Peak District national park.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2007

This place is fantastic. The pub itself dates from the mid 17th century and the interior has not changed much since. The beer sits in barrels behind the tiny bar and is all from small breweries. The rooms are in the old stable block and are modern, bright and tastefully decorated.

The Landlady is very friendly and her breakfasts are really nice. You get a real sense of being looked after. All this for 55 pounds per night - it's a real bargain.

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  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Barley Mow Inn
Address: Main Street, Kirk Ireton DE6 3JP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Kirk Ireton
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kirk Ireton
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Barley Mow Hotel Kirk Ireton

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