Barley Mow Bonsall……Fully Licenced To Party!

The Barley Mow turns into a rural cabaret club come the weekend….we punch well above our weight with the quality of our entertainment for a little country pub, up a little country lane, in deepest darkest Derbyshire.  As a “one room” pub, people are incredulous and often ask “but where does the band set up??” The answer is that once the kitchen has been closed, we empty half the room of tables and chairs into it to make space for the band…and for your dancing! Instead of paying a fortune to sit at a stadium gig, miles away from the stage, you get a real live music experience here at the pub…up close and personal with amazing performers…and what’s more, its completely free, ’cause fun don’t cost a thing here at the Barley Mow. There is nothing more rewarding for us, than to see people of all ages, backgrounds, walks of life, dancing together and having a great time letting their hair down.

  • Magic Car

    Apr 2017
    - 9pm -

    Based in Nottingham in the UK, Magic Car swiftly cottoned on to the revival of interest in early American folk music as played by contemporary musicians. The band’s leader is singer-songwriter Phil Smeeton while others in the group are Hazel Atkinson (vocals), Dave Langdon (pedal steel guitar) and John Thompson (bass). Appearing with Magic Car on record have been guests Gareth Bailey, Rick Kemp, Ross McDougall, Stevie Otter and Jim Walker. The band’s release of their second album Yellow Main Sequence brought recognition in the UK and also in the USA, where it was showcased.

  • The Most Ugly Child

    Apr 2017
    - 9pm -

    Notts Americana Superstar and Barley Mow favorites are back at the pub, bringing us their special brand of stomping and a’ hollering… we love to dance to this band!

    Latest album had rave reviews…here it is..

    “The first adjective that comes to mind when listening to The Most Ugly Child’s debut LP is simply “big”. The group is nominally a six-piece but with guest appearances that include a whole freaking brass band, they can make much more noise than their promo shots would suggest. And quite enjoyable noise it is too. Firstly, you have the songwriting, singing style, and nostalgic pedal steel tones that evoke the classic country of Buck Owens and George Jones. Adding to the controlled chaos is the earthy acoustic grit of dobro, banjo, and smashing fiddle breaks. Of course, one singer would not be enough for a band so clearly bent on laying more tracks, so leads and harmonies are traded by Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison”

  • Bonsall Strongman May Day Bank Holiday Monday 2017 2pm

    May 2017
    - 2pm -

    Calling all strongmen! Get in training now! Prize money and glory awaits…… please call the pub for more details…entries over the phone or on the day 01629 825685

  • World Championship Hen Races 2017!!!!

    Aug 2017
    - 12:00 -

    Yes, you read it right first time…we race hen’s here at the Barley Mow in Bonsall. view details