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The Barley Mow

Warwick Road, Banbury OX16 1SS, England
+44 1295 269758
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good14%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible25%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“cheap lunch” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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Bar, British, Pub
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LOCATION
Warwick Road, Banbury OX16 1SS, England
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1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Steak cooked to perfection by stefan. All the staff attentive and up to speed with the service. Great.

Thank karenjones7166
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m sad to say that we have had a awful time, we visited before and was much better, we were advised with a 45 minute wait for food which was fine, starters came and they were great, then the mains finally came and our server...More

Thank _beccadaly2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Today is my mums birthday so we had chosen to go as I’ve had good meals there before But today we had over 1 1/2 hour wait with no warning that there would be and when the food come out if was not only missing...More

Thank bigtank2808
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi I am so sorry about your experience with us yesterday. Skillets shouldn't't have been brought out into the garden to you however i do understand that this should have been explained as should the wait time. Unfortunately the wait time hadn't been communicated to...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

My friends and Us have visited this public house several times and have always found it a good place and the ladies who bring 'your food are really delightful and most helpful.If you like pub grub and are in the area do try it

Thank jcld2016
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for your review. Please feel free to leave any improvement comments you feel we can make to get to a 5* review Stefan and Team Barley Mow

Reviewed 23 February 2018

I've just moved in on the Hardwick estate and this is the closest pub to where I live. Popped down on a Saturday to watch Spurs- Arsenal on the TV and later in the week for Juventus-Spurs. There are numerous TVs showing football and a...More

Thank dave_daints
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks for the feedback Dave. Glad you see that we are good value for our food and drink and I hope you visit again soon Stefan and Team Barley Mow

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Really poor food preparation and quality. I had a steak which despite being advertised as aged for 28 days had little taste or tenderness. It was ordered medium. Steak was both tough and fatty and meant most was not eaten. The only decent element of...More

Thank ferndalevillas
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

I am so sorry to hear about your visit to the Barley Mow. I have just taken over as new Manager this week and currently looking at all guest feedback. This is not my nor the company standard and I will be looking into all...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Went in on Sunday 4th February and despite being very busy food came out within 30 mins, food was lovely, nice and hot and plenty of It, can recommend the gammon-tastic, this was all topped off by the young man serving, very polite and helpful,...More

Thank rbrtbliss
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks for your review. I am so glad you were well looked after by my team and we will continue this right through and after our referbishment which is due in 4 weeks time. Thanks for your comments Stefan and Team Barley Mow

Reviewed 1 February 2018

If i didn't live close by, wouldn't go there! lack of staff means long wait to be served; quiz nights often only have one person behind the bar, rarely see the landlady. To be fair, they do serve a decent pint of Guinness. Its really...More

1  Thank Chris A
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Chris Thanks for your comments we have had a bit of an issue with the electrics for us to be able to go ahead with the refurbishment these are being dealt with as we speak and we are due to referbish on the 9th...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this "pub" with my family for dinner, knowing it would be difficult for me to choose something as I am dieting, but found a delicious sounding "superfood salad" and decided on that with some prawns. This salad was described as coming with bulger...More

1  Thank huddersfieldlass
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

I am sorry to hear about your visit. I have recently taken over the Barley Mow and currently looking at all guest feedback to make all improvements needed to this business. I will make sure we are always fully stocked for you and that all...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I've spent the last few minutes thinking how to score and word this review. It isn't easy... Allow me to elaborate... Firstly, the place is tired. It needs an overhaul. From the cleanliness of the menus (they could do with a wipe) to the state...More

1  Thank DelBoy_316
General Manager A, Manager at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Sorry to hear about your visit. As the new Manager of the pub standards are top of my priorities and I hope we can make the positive changes needed to make the Barley Mow the place to be. Thanks Stefan and Team Barley Mow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warwick Road, Banbury OX16 1SS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 269758
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