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Traditional English pub

This really is everything a traditional English pub should be, unfortunately there aren't many left... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
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Proper old school pub

Good ales and decent music in the background. Like a Portsmouth pub of earlier decades with its... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
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8 Oct 2018
“Quick pint ”
29 Apr 2018
“Looking for A good pub in Southsea.”
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39 Castle Road, Portsmouth, England
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This really is everything a traditional English pub should be, unfortunately there aren't many left but this is one that is worth a visit. Friendly relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful garden. Not much food on offer but they do sandwiches and on the day we...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Good ales and decent music in the background. Like a Portsmouth pub of earlier decades with its handy bar billiards table in the corner. No Brickwoods beer in Pompey any more - which is a great improvement. This pub is close to the Hole in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank TisPete
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We decided to do a little saunter around some old haunts, the Barley Mow was one of those. I haven't been there for years and years. It brought back memories and it really hasn't changed. I liked it then and I liked it now, it...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MartynR61
Reviewed 25 January 2016

A wonderful time at the Barley on my birthday. Fantastic food and brilliant beer. Staff friendly, efficient and helpful. The public bar is highly recommended for any private function. Could not have been any better!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Nick D
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Great friendly pub, great atmosphere with a good range of well kept ales from across the country. There are a range of activities and free live music every Thursday. A lovely garden to the rear of the pub.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank StormwatchDruid
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a great locals pub, with a good range of beers, and occasional beer festivals. They frequently have live music.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MrTooting
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I have been to this pub a couple of times now and it is really nice. It has a really nice traditional feel to it, cosy too. Both times I've been they've had live music, really enjoyable. They do a delicious scrumpy cider, really worth...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Jordanovichy
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We decided to come to this pub after our wedding reception and we're glad we did. We had an amazing time and the owner and staff couldn't of been more friendly. There were good drinks, music, games and a fancy dress competition which was so...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank bluedoodie
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I like it as there is always a different selection of good real ale on offer. It is always full off regulars who along with the bar staff are friendly. There are all sorts of things on the walls to look at along with an...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Dorsetbruce
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is now our local and it is very much an old fashioned pub. Has live music on several nights a week which is refreshing and a must see. Also has major sports events but not sport dominated.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Anne L
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