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Barley Mow, Broomhill, Wimborne

Long Lane
Wimborne
BH21 7AH
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E TA left this review about Barley Mow

This part-thatched rural pub is still operated by Hall and Woodhouse, and the restaurant business is still the prime money-earner. It is popular with families, while the dog-friendly front saloon bar is mainly used by locals. There is free WiFi, a good sized car park and a sign indicating that horses are welcome. There is a pleasant private garden at the back, a raised decked terrace has tables and chairs, and it leads to a pleasant lawn area. The previously well-run kitchen has taken a bit of a dive since the last review, though: the staff appeared unsure of what to do, while there was a lot of unpleasant shouting going on (in a non-English accent) from within the kitchen. Three ales on, I had a pint of First Call which was in good condition. Worth coming to for lunch or a quick pint.

On 1st April 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Barley Mow

With a relatively remote setting on the outskirts of Colehill, the Barley Mow is a smartly refurbished Hall and Woodhouse pub, clearly targeting those looking for food as much as their local drinkers. The pub is a nice thatched building, seemingly greatly extended over the years from what I suspect was once a much simpler layout. There are two front doors, leading into either the main bar to the right or the restaurant to the left. We popped in for their Sunday roast, so I only got a very brief glimpse of the bar, which appeared to be very smartly set up with comfortable furnishings and crisp décor. Instead we moved through to the dining side with a bare boarded bar area to the front with more of their appealing seating options opposite, possibly best used as overspill from the main bar. The modern looking servery can be accessed here and there is a huge bookcase to one side full of old books and leaflets for local events and attractions. The room extends to the rear and turns left into a newer part of the building, although aged timbers have been used to great effect here to create a nice authentic feel. A few old pictures line the walls, there are bits of exposed brickwork, again creating a more traditional look, and a tidy fireplace stands on one wall. Windows to the rear give a good view out over the extensive lawned garden with a vast decked area full of modern garden furniture.
Our visit randomly coincided with the landlord’s final day in charge, so the place was packed and most of the Sunday roasts had gone, resulting in me trying a rather filling and satisfying steak pie instead. Three Badger ales were available on the bar – First Call, Tanglefoot and Twilight Tawny. I gave the latter – a porter – a try and thought it was a pretty decent pint by H&W standards. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and I would hope that the new incumbents retain what appeared to be a well drilled team.
I enjoyed this visit a lot more than I’d expected thanks to the winning combination of good beer, food and staff. A period of change is in the offing for this place but the new landlord will inherit a pub that does a lot of things right and I wish them all the best in building on that success.

On 31st October 2014 - rating: 7
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Antony Wells left this review about Barley Mow

Little has changed since my earlier review, the pub, as reported by admin, then reopened. Generally I stand by my earlier comments, yet I feel that the pub has lost something. Some sparkle maybe, character perhaps. I leave my earlier rating in place, it's early days yet.

On 27th October 2010 - rating: 6
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Latest updates View all updates for Barley Mow, Wimborne
1st Apr 2015, 08:17
Review submitted by E TA
 
17th Nov 2014, 07:46
Request to remove pub from area Colehill by E TA approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 April 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 April 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 April 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 April 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 April 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 February 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 April 2015 by E TA
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