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The Barley Mow

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Bonsall €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
+44 1629 825685
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (10 reviews)
“fish cakes” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went with our son. I had the sausages and mash, which was delicious the sausages were tasty y and full of meat. My son had the largest burger I 'be ever seen, it looked fantastic my husband had the gammon. All...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all turned up in dribs and drabs, wanting food and drinks at different times but the staff accommodated us with no problems. Great family reunion with all the adults and kids made possible by this great pub. That's why we've been walking over the...More

Thank MolBol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm welcome, great food and selection of local ales. Very dog friendly. Highly recommend if in Bonsall. Went on foot. Not sure if there is many places to park nearby but don't let that put you off.

Thank ScottyMcGoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the first time I have been to the barley mow at Bonsall. The food was first class the setting was quaint and a lovely step back in time. The hosts are very fun loving and I think make the place what it is....More

Thank Desciple0
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This pub is fantastic. Not only is the atmos great, warm and welcoming but the food is simply amazing (see pic of epic burger!). They have live bands and great choice of drinks plus continuously have events such as film nights, hen racing (yes hen...More

Thank Vegas22able
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for Sunday lunch based on previous reviews. Everyone very chatty and good food and good ale. Just as life should be.

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had an excellent home cooked evening meal here. Pub is small, so it's best to book. Very homely atmosphere and friendly owners. Limited choice of food but most dishes are home cooked. Road to Bonsall village is not well lit at night.

Thank Sallyrb2014
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We went here on a Friday evening. Pub is small but very cosy and some interesting collect ambles on the walls. Food was outstanding and excellent value for money. Landlady really friendly and attentive. Great pub and great food. Some nice local ales to sample...More

Thank jacquikaye
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Tuesday evening as fascinated by hen racing. Hen racing only once a year in August! Very warm welcome into the pub and enjoyed the range of beers. Decided to have food and meat pie freshly cooked and good. It is...More

Thank Thirskies
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Love this quirky pub, visited a couple of years ago and re-visited last week. Fantastic food and hospitality. Have a great wedding Colette!!!!

Thank kazzio5
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Hi we are 2 family's looking to reserve a table for 5 adults and 4 children to each the football on Saturday afternoon whilst eating can we book a table and will you be showing the manchester derby at 12:30 thanks
6 September 2016|
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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.
Hello. We are planning a visit for this Sunday so firstly do you allow dogs? We have a small well behaved Cocker Spaniel that will be with us. If you do, do you then have any tables for 4 available please? Thank you
1 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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 !