Sir John Barleycorn

Sir John Barleycorn

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
About
Dating back to the 12th century, The Sir John Barleycorn is a beautiful thatched tavern on the bank of the River Cadnam in the New Forest. Visit this Gastro Pub for a warm welcome, some pub grub, authentic Indian or a pint of outstanding traditional cask ale.
PRICE RANGE
₹1,056.00 – ₹3,167.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles889 reviews
Excellent
460
Very good
222
Average
93
Poor
53
Terrible
61
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tony B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
The whole experience was excellent. The staff are kind and considerate, happy and attentive. The food on both evenings we were there was quite impeccable. We tried both the Indian and the pub menu, allowing us to gather a full spectrum of the type of dishes available. Tasty and very nicely prepared and presented. Finally, the price was well balanced and quite respectable. I cannot fault this establishment.
Written 24 June 2024
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F M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
One of the best pubs in the forest. Great food (we love the Indian menu) with a good pint. We eat out in pubs a lot and think this one is something special.
Written 17 June 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Norma C
Salisbury2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We have visited the Sir John Barleycorn many times during the last few months for Sunday Lunch. The staff are very friendly, the service is excellent, the food is very good and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. An all round very pleasant experience.
Written 15 June 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paige B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Fantastic food and the Indian menu is to die for !!! Would definitely come back again. And such lovely staff …. Thank you.
Written 6 June 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenna S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Lovely food! Really enjoyed our dinner. Very different pub I had the Indian and it was lovely. Highly recommend. We will back.
Written 6 June 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John T
New Milton1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 solo
Possibly the worst pub in Hampshire. The pub is NOT British it's Indian and therefore not a traditional English pub. Whist I was there 2 people arrived, took one look at the menu and departed, at speed. I don't know which charm school the barman trained at but customers are a definite nuisance. If I ask for Salted Peanuts and Dry Roast arrived I should have been told at the outset. A trually appalling experience.
Written 6 June 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We regret that your experience at our establishment did not meet your expectations. As an Indian pub, our menu naturally reflects our cultural cuisine. However, we should have better communicated the menu offerings upfront. We aim to provide courteous service to all our customers, and we will address the concerns you raised regarding our staff's demeanor. Your review will help us improve our operations and ensure a better experience for future patrons. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your perspective. Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kahren Q
Totton5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
This is a hidden gem. We all chose from the Indian menu and no-one was disappointed. The pub menu would have been equally good.
Written 5 June 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Samantha S
Bournemouth2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Cute country pub with a twist! Indian food was well presented and flavoursome! Staff were super friendly and helpful! Menu isn't huge, but the concentrate on each meal being the best it can be!
Written 31 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alexandra G
Southampton6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
This is our second meal at Sir John Barleycorn, certainly not our last, it was by far the best curry we have ever tasted, very generous portions, delicious and worth every penny. We had a very warm welcome from all the staff including, with lots of laughter.
Written 28 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Amazing meal and customer service. We turned up on a Sunday lunch wanting to sample what we were told was excellent Indian cuisine only to be told that they only serve Sunday roasts up until 3.00pm. We explained our predicament (we had come from Australia and really wanted to try the curries), and the head chef came out of the kitchen and went out of his way to ensure we had the most amazing curry. Can recommend this place to anyone who wants the best of both worlds, a great curry or traditional pub grub, and a great level of customer service as well. Will definitely be back whenever we are down this way again. Thanks team.
Written 27 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GrandTour01821566070
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Beautiful lamb Kashmir. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal in a lovely restaurant. Waiters really kind and attentive. Excellent service. Sadly had not realised it was karaoke night, so this spoilt the atmosphere in the restaurant for me, personally. Have eaten here before for Sunday roast which was also excellent food. Chef came and said hello which was a lovely touch. Would love to visit again but not on karaoke night!
Written 17 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 26 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

robert j
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Myself and friend touring south of England in 2 motorhomes telephoned to see if any chance we could stay in car park for the night with plans for a meal and few drinks. I have visited this pub/restaurant before but only for drinks and plate of chips. It’s a beautiful thatched building with well cared for grounds and beer garden. The menu’s in this pub offer British and Indian style food. The welcome at this pub/restaurant is absolutely fantastic a smile and nothing is to much trouble. I have had Indian food before I was in the navy for 7 years(as a cook) and traveled and eaten everywhere. I have to say hand on heart the Indian style food in the sir John barleycorn has to be the best meal I have ever eaten, quality, freshness, flavours presentation absolutely fantastic. While sitting at the bar after food a regular local ( I’m from Swansea) tells me the Sunday lunch is well worth trying. I am in the area for the next two weeks and it’s my wife’s birthday on 27th may so I shall leave another review later this month. Many thank to all the staff kind regards Robert.
Written 16 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 26 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

YOGIBEAR3691
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Well, what can I say, we turned up without a booking as we were let down by the pub where we did have a booking! They were their usual happy, friendly and courteous selves. We ordered 2 Sunday roasts and the food was absolutely divine , hot full of flavour and so was the desert. Chef came to see us to see if everything was OK , lovely team. SO WORTH A VISIT!!! Menu is limited on a Sunday BUT I would rather have quality than quantity, Well done everyone. Just booked for Friday night and a lovely curry!! Kind regards
Written 15 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohn BarleyCorn
Written 26 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stu R
Southampton4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
We've been to this pub before but this is the first time we've been since its been under new ownership. The 2 menus were excellent, 1 was traditional pub food and the second was a lovely Indian cuisine menu. We both chose from the Indian menu and the food was excellent, better than most Indians we've had. Looking around the pub the portions from the traditional menu were good value. The service from the staff was excellent, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The chef took the time to speak to the customers to gauge their feedback. We will definitely return to this pub for food and drinks and I would certainly recommend this pub.
Written 14 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohnBarleyCorn
Written 14 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kerri P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Lovely food. Great atmosphere, décor and garden. Stopped here after a walk in shave green enclosure. Will definitely be back!
Written 14 May 2024
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Sir John Barleycorn
Thank you so much for the positive response! Please visit again!! Regards, Team SirJohnBarleyCorn
Written 14 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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