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Barley Mow, Selmeston

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user reviews of the Barley Mow, Selmeston

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Clearly you can't keep a good pub down. Currently being refurbished and they are advertising for staff. I hope things work out this time as I've always liked the place.
REVERENDBAZ - 14 Mar 2015 17:22
Seems to have closed down again.
REVERENDBAZ - 29 Dec 2014 11:12
Passed by last week and a sign said that they were re-opening on 22 August under new management. So hopefully they are now open.
Sussexcrawler - 25 Aug 2014 11:47
I'm told that the building is subsiding and that the owner has attempted to sell the site so it looks like the end of the line.
REVERENDBAZ - 7 Jul 2014 00:48
Passed by a while ago and a sign said 'Closed for emergency electrical work'. The following week it said 'Closed for refurbishment'. Later still the promise of a grand opening for Mother's Day. Far as I can see it never happened and the place is now closed up with no indication that it will ever reopen.
REVERENDBAZ - 24 May 2014 17:19
My first visit since it changed hands and I'm glad to say its as good as ever. Harveys and Long Man bitter well kept combined with good food and friendly and efficient service. Won't leave it so long until my next visit!
REVERENDBAZ - 27 Nov 2012 07:20
Visited on Saturday 12 Feb just after 2 PM. Its right on the A27. Its a family foodie pub although we didn't eat there. Our friends enjoyed their lunch though. Had a couple of real ales on and the Hophead was very good but very expensive. Not much change out of 5 for a pint and a half. Didn't stay long at those prices but seemed a friendly place. My local in Seaford currently sells it for 2.60 a pint, 20% less. One plus is that there is a bus service to Lewes/Alfriston that stops outside the pub on a Saturday.
persist_artist - 24 Feb 2011 08:46
Hadn't been for a while and in my absense the place has had a bit of a refurb and some new owners. Glad to say the standards haven't dropped and if anything the food is better than before. Not overstruck on the Hepworth Old but the Hophead was very good. Nice people running the place too. Won't leave it so long 'till my next visit.
REVERENDBAZ - 4 Dec 2010 20:54
Lunch on Wednesday last was a very pleasant experience. Friendly and welcoming staff. Sizeable portions of food served as quickly as freshly cooked would allow. Prices reasonable.
BrianL - 18 Jul 2010 18:28
My girlfriend and I visited this pub on Sunday 21st March 2010 for Sunday lunch. Well, we wish we hadn't.

Let me tell you about my beef roast. It took an awful long time to arrive, and when it did I was not impressed. The meat was fine but the potatoes had no flavour at all and the yorkies were genuinely like polystyrene. The veg came as a side dish and consisted of the most horrid soggy courchettes, over-cooked borccoli and 4, yes count them, 4 slices of carrot.

The choice consisted of either roast beef or lamb - needless to say there was no vegetarian option so my girlfriend "enjoyed" a plate meat and gravy-less roast.

The choice of ale was not exactly wide either although the Hophead is lovely. For cider drinkers there is stowford press on tap.

On the plus side, there is a large playground if you have children and lots of tables.


alexd - 22 Mar 2010 13:19
Very good establishment indeed. Had a brief flirtation with brasserie cuisine a while ago but has now fallen back on it's real strength - high quality pub food and well kept beer. Can't fault the portion sizes either. Friendly efficient staff and excellent facilities. Advisable to book at weekends and public holidays.
REVERENDBAZ - 21 Jun 2005 09:46

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