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The Barley Mow, Bedford - pub details

Address: 72 St Loyes Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1EZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25979) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bedford (0.4 miles), Bedford St. Johns (0.6 miles), Kempston Hardwick (3.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 14 users)
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Looks like a traditional village pub from the outside, which sits rather oddly with its (edge of) town centre location. The imposing door from the side road leads to a small bar with some reasonably comfortable seating. However, the main bar at the front has a limited amount of basic wooden furniture (which is presumably easily moved for live entertainment events). I think that Greene King must have sold it on, but there are still plenty of traces of their former ownership around the place. There are also a number of selotaped notices announcing grandly that they have introduced a dress code. Still no real ale, but unlike my previous visit, I did at least get as far as ordering a pint of the taste-free IPA Chilled. This was bad enough, but the polycarbonate 'glass' put the icing on the cake. Drank up quickly, and left...
rpadam - 26 Feb 2010 20:02
didnt get inside the door as i noticed no real ale
moclips2002 - 8 Jun 2009 22:14
to say this pub is screwed up really just leaves me dumbfounded.. the guys running it have turned it into a little goldmine... plastic glasses are about public safety.. as this bar has a late licence and gets very busy.. i'd prefer to feel safe and use plastic glasses.. (high quality at that) i frequent this pub more than any other in bedford and feel at home every time... i'll really miss this place when i move!
pubstudy - 22 Jan 2009 12:14
Proof that you can take a pub and screw it up. Weird place, a small bar, a small 'lounge' and a small room just big enough for a pool table. Looks to be trying to be a music venue. No real ale and beer served in plastic glasses.

Millay - 18 Jan 2009 00:12
great pub great owners great staff... a good friendly welcoming pub!
pubstudy - 7 Jan 2009 19:04

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