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The Barley Mow

The Dale, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AY, England
+44 1629 825685
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming pub with very nice food just what we needed after a long day out walking. My steak was cooked to perfection. They have hen racing and also play boules outside .

Thank PeterGChester
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely welcoming people with great atmosphere. We went on the day of the hen racing competition which was very popular. Wished we lived in Bonsall as this would be our local.

Thank Mollie1111
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Im so glad I found this pub on trip advisor... As we were a party of 9, I phoned ahead to book a table (which was just as well as the pub is small) Tucked away in the hills, its a little gem. A warm...More

Thank Torac2000
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful pub fireworks tonight and world famous chicken racing tomorrow and the greatest real ales

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Good food excellent service in a small pub at the top of the village ,no hesitation to say we will return

Thank sdmmmtc2016
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I revisited this pub again recently and was as impressed as I was two years ago. I was part of a large group and we were without exception well catered for. Plus we were treated to the saturday night live music. This pub might be...More

Thank AirFresheners
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Barley Mow is one of those pubs that you can't forget - it's so full of character. There was music the evening we were there (it was a Saturday), but just watching the landlady in action would be entertainment enough! I'd decided in advance...More

Thank StanstedPete
Reviewed 10 July 2017

real locals place, we were made very welcome, had sunday roast here it was cooked to perfection,the hosts were very friendly, in fact we didn't want to leave

Thank plumbcrazy
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the pub after attending Bonsall open garden weekend. We sat outside the pub and had a real ale. There is a choice of real ales and the bar staff were friendly. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Veeontour
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Fantastic ambience on a summers evening. Food very good. Wonderful surroundings with friendly staff and regulars. A unique place which I think is one of my all-time favourite pubs!!

Thank MidlandsChris
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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.
2 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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 !
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