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Pub Of The Month - November 2021 with Thuck Phat on the Pub Forum

The Barley Mow, Mayfair, W1

82 Duke Street
W1
W1K 6JF

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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Barley Mow

Quite a nice-looking pub from the outside, with attractively-shaped windows. Inside, the main bar is a fairly unremarkable Spirit / Taylor Walker era offering, but the upstairs function room with another small bar is mostly used as a general seating / dining area which provides a very comfortable and civilised place for a drink. Now a Greene King pub since my last visit some eight years ago, with four handpumps on the main side of the two-part counter offering IPA, Abbot, the seasonal Rocking Rudolph (£4.95) and Portobello Westway Pale Ale as a guest. Overall, one of the better places in the area.

On 27th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Barley Mow

Busy traditional Central London pub between Oxford Street and Grosvenor Square. The main bar downstairs has probably the smallest area for darts anywhere tucked away at the back, while there is a fair-sized upstairs room with its own bar available for functions but more usually used for dining or watching sports. Ales usually include some local guests alongside the usual Doom Bar and IPA; I sampled Portobello Westway Pale Ale which was very fine (Cask Marque listing). Typical sort of pub for the area, and no real complaints.

On 28th January 2018 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Barley Mow

One roomed Greene King pub. Four hand pumps with one not on - the rest were weak in strength - below 4.5% ABV. Not the best of pubs.

On 7th June 2017 - rating: 3
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hondo . left this review about The Barley Mow

Taylor Walker pub just down from Oxford street. 4 real ales and food served.

On 1st October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Barley Mow

An average sort of pub, with a more appealing exterior than interior. Nevertheless, it is a haven just off Oxford Street. It did have four ales on handpump, mainly nationals, Robinson's Trouper, Doombar etc.

On 8th February 2015 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Barley Mow

This is a Taylor Walker branded pub so you can be sure that there is some real ale on. This one had on Adnam's Christmas Cheer, Robinson's Trooper, and Sambrook's Wandle (£2.03 a half), while a fourth pump had Doom Bar coming soon (I can't wait!). Obviously the usual Taylor Walker pub grub menu is available.

The pub is typically Taylor Walker. The main downstairs bar is mainly furnished with tall tables/tall stools, with one or two normal tables and chairs, banquettes and little round stools. There is some etched/cut glass in some of the windows and interior panels, and although I'm not certain it's the real deal, it's an attractive feature nonetheless. There are fruit machines and TVs here of course. An upstairs room is furnished with more standard tables and chairs, and is apparently used as a dining room, although said tables were not laid for diners and there was no indication that it was exclusively for diners. The toilets are also upstairs near the dining room.

Being a stone's throw from Oxford Street it seems to be mainly used by shoppers and tourists escaping the insanity of Oxford Street - and who can blame them? It's not a destination pub by any means, but it did a few decent ales and provides a valuable service/respite for shoppers.

On 18th December 2013 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Barley Mow

Single bar pub just off Oxford Street.Up to three real ales on.5 mins from Marble Arch tube.

On 19th December 2008 - rating: 6
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