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Submitted on Sunday, 19th June 2022
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The Barley, Rotherham

9 Smithy Wood Road
Thorpe Hesley
Postal town: Rotherham
S61 2SE
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Will Larter left this review about The Barley

A refurbished dining pub in an odd cut-off road near the cricket club, within a Jonny Bairstow "six" of the motorway. It's smart, with grey or blue-grey paint set off by white. Inside the door there's a dedication to the former coal mine at Barley Hall, though it was a very short-lived pit (1955-74). The bar counter looks like it belongs in a hotel rather than a pub, and has six keg fonts on the bar counter supplemented by five more on the bar back. Also there are four hand pumps with two of them displaying Nailsmith pump clips. I went for the lower strength Yorkshire Bitter 3.6% rather than the "wickedly hopped" Cardinal Sin 4.4%, but I didn't like the way it was pouring. Taking a cautious sniff and an even more cautious sip, it was clear this beer was on the turn. Not so bad that I couldn't drink it, but it was "with considerable resentment". And, no, I didn't fancy trying to explain my problem with the beer to the management. Clearly no one has been drinking this stuff, and I would hate to think how long this particular barrel had been on. The pub gets a below average rating from me, but everyone else seemed to be having a lovely time.

On 19th June 2022 - rating: 4
[User has posted 3046 recommendations about 2866 pubs]

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Alan Wadsworth left this review about The Travellers Inn

This pub closed, sometime early in 2018 I believe.

On 22nd February 2020 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2 recommendations about 2 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Barley, Thorpe Hesley
19th Jun 2022, 21:32
Review submitted by Will Larter
19th Jun 2022, 21:18
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 June 2022 by aleand hearty
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday 9pm. - last updated 09 June 2022 by aleand hearty
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 June 2022 by aleand hearty
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 June 2022 by Will Larter
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