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Welcome to our wonderful little pub….the Barley Mow at Bonsall. The pub is over 200 years old, and is steeped in history and has many interesting stories to tell! Currently, it sees and sells itself as a small, quirky, boutique and fairly bohemian pub, with a great and well earned reputation for several things. A well kept and interesting range of real ales and cask ciders, generous portions of home-cooked and locally sourced food, an interesting, varied, friendly and welcoming gang of regulars, poetry nights, open mic nights, Film Night, French speaking club, Vinyl Nights, Jazz Nights, and the most amazing free and live music and entertainment. This is topped off with the kind of incredible atmosphere money simply cannot buy.

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Closed (except Bank Holidays)


6pm - 11pm


6pm - 11pm


6pm - 11pm


5pm - 12am


12pm - 1am


12pm - 10.30pm


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  • COVID 19 Update

    Dear friends and supporters of the Barley Mow.

    We would like to say that we have been completely bowled over by the love and support that we have been shown over the last few months. We want to say a big heartfelt thanks to all of you.

    Unfortunately, the government announcement was not really what we needed to hear. We had, of course, been toying and modelling out various strategies etc for re-opening, since we had closed. As most of you know, the Barley Mow is an intimate, up close and personal type of joint. And for that reason, and as things stand, we will not be re-opening on 4th July. Operating under these measures would present financial problems that could potentially prevent us opening in the long term.

    We also would need to feel confident that we could monitor and police the social distancing measures, to keep both customers and staff safe.

    We are missing the hustle and bustle, the live music, raucous Saturday nights, the infectious laughter (you know who you are  our special canine visitors, our special small human visitors, chef Andy’s amazing cooking… which we all enjoy, and our hardcore regulars, who of course become like the family we never asked for, sharing life’s trials and tribulations together, at the pub.

    We will be back with an almighty bang, just as soon as the circumstances are right. We will review ongoing and keep you up to date.

    Love from all of us… xxx

    The Barley Mow… more than a pub, an institution.