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The Barley Mow, Histon - pub details

Address: 7, High St, Histon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19890) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Waterbeach (4.2 miles), Cambridge (4.6 miles)

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Red Lion, Histon (0.0 miles), Boot Inn, Histon (0.1 miles), King William IV, Histon (0.2 miles), Railway Vue, Impington (0.5 miles), Old Crown, Girton (1.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Barley Mow, Histon

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Excellent GK ales and a very good wine list. Sunday lunch beef is Rib Eye and superb quality. Lamb & beef equally good, all with crisp Yorkshires, spuds, vegetables with a crunch and flavoursome gravy. 8 of us + 1 baby for Sunday roast and nothing could be faulted. Service a little slow when busy but nothing too much trouble.
Johnthefire - 12 Apr 2010 13:21
Visited the barley mow again, once again an excellent meal and reasonably priced, the reason we went back was that we enjoyed our first visit so much and it was interesting to see that the second visit was as good as the first. I think that some people make comments based one one visit and perhaps the place was having a bad day [all places do] but after the second visit I think that they do a very good service for a reasonable price, the toilets are very clean and the staff seem to be hard working and polite. Now I could complain it wasnt ideal as I wanted lap dancing and a game of poker but if I had wanted that I should have gone elsewhere but I went for a budget priced family meal and got exactly that. I will visit again soon. Steve.
stitsevol - 10 Jul 2007 00:45
The person that left this comment must have visited a different Barley Mow to the one that we did as we found the pub to be friendly, clean,welcoming and reasonably priced. We [a family of six] had an excellent meal, I had six beers and my wife consumed a bottle of house white during the evening, we all filled our boots with an excellent thai meal and had to leave some as the portions were more than generous, the bill came to a reasonable �100. I loved the place and will go back soon even though it is an hours drive from home
stitsevol - 26 Sep 2006 11:51
Wait a minute - shouldn't this pub (bar, actually), have been airlifted to Chelsea by now? It's obviously escaped from ChiChi captivity and needs to be restored to its rightful place. If nothing else confirms this, the prices do. It's a good thing the interior is so sterile - the lung I coughed up when I was told the price of my beer was easily scooped up off the floor and replaced (sorry, I can't - and daren't - recall the price again here).

I would echo everything in the previous review, and add that the only reason we went here - and the only reason anyone else seemed to be there - was because The Red Lion (~100m down the road), was closed for an hour during one of the World Cup games.
bazco101 - 3 Aug 2006 16:51
From the outside, the Barley Mow is a typical country village pub set in a reasonably attractive village. Walk through the door however and expect a bit of a shock. All the original features have been ripped out and replaced by an interior designer�s dream of a dining pub (Thai food appears to be the thing here). The colour scheme, d�cor and furnishings are a bit overpowering and the interior is totally out of character for the building. The 2 Real Ales (Greene King IPA & Abbots) were both off due to problems with the gas and the barmaid managed to overcharge us for 2 drinks and a packet of crisps. Interestingly, for a pub designed for diners and the more affluent and classier drinker (of which I am not one), they have a pinball machine and advertise live football on their plasma screen. Despite this being a Saturday lunchtime with live FA Cup football on the screen, there was no commentary, instead we had a soundtrack of rather bland music at quite a high volume considering there was no-one else in the pub apart from 2 of us and the barmaid. In the drinking area were a couple of coffee tables with chairs that were far too high to make them practical. There were some benches outside and this is probably the best option (weather permitting) as the pub is far more attractive outside than inside. As I said to my wife when we left, I would rather the place had been a dump (or similar such expression).
RogerB - 12 Jan 2006 09:47

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