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The Barley Mow, Shoreditch - pub details

Barley Mow
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Address: 127 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3BX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 342) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Old Street (0.3 miles), Shoreditch (0.5 miles), Liverpool Street (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Old Street (0.4 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.5 miles), Moorgate (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 41 users)
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user reviews of the Barley Mow, Shoreditch

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Let's start with the positive - a good choice of real ale and the one I had (Fullers Seafarers) was in good condition. But I found the pub completely empty (no customers, no visible staff) at lunchtime when nearby places were busy. When a staff member eventually appeared, she appeared surprised to see a customer and perhaps more surprised that I wanted to order a sandwich from the very limited menu. After a fairly lengthy wait I found out why. The food appears to be a takeaway from the nearby 'Red Dog' American restaurant. It was put on the table squashed flat and still wrapped in foil and greaseproof paper - no plate, no cutlery. And the taste was scarcely better than the presentation. Are they deliberately trying to deter customers? Is this yet another good traditional pub that will shortly be replaced by a trendy overpriced restaurant?

John_R - 3 Mar 2015 18:06
Went here towards the end of a Friday Crawl. Place was packed so cant really judge but the beer was OK.
TheHorsesMouth - 13 Feb 2013 14:43
A great little pub with a great choice of ales. A must when in Shoreditch.
malo66 - 7 Jun 2012 17:36
I think it's a great little pub. What it lacks in size it makes up in character. It usually has a friendly atmposphere and it has a brilliant juke box full of old classics. Definitely worth a visit.
kristianJ - 21 Apr 2012 16:13
Friendly little boozer for the area serving good drinks. Was pretty full although judging from the some of the clientele I got the impression it was that they were waiting for queues to die down elsewhere or were not on guestlists. Atmosphere on the whole was good with seating available later on as things quietened down. I also get the impression be a nice place for a daytime drink.

Couple of ales on and the odd drink or two I had not seen before on tap as well. Opted for Leffe blonde which is a treat. Prices were good for the area. Biggest moan and I know that this is not the fault of the pub that if you go outside of this pub like my friend did for a fag you will get hassled for spare change every 2-3 minutes which is offputting. Overall though if you find yourself in the area it is a recommend from me at least.
dazza68 - 3 Jan 2012 15:33

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