John Barleycorn

3 Moorfield Rd, Duxford CB22 4PP
$ English

The John Barleycorn is a traditional thatched village country pub, full of character and charm that has been providing hospitality for over 350 years. Originally a beer or ale house in the 1600s it was then owned by the three Halliwell sisters. There have been many guardians and changes over the following centuries until the present day…

Inside you’ll find a cosy bar with comfy seats where all are welcome including muddy boots and four-legged friends. Our locals are a friendly bunch and always ready for a chat, you can enjoy a board game with your friends or take time for yourself. We want you to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay with us, so if you need anything please ask.

We’re all about sustainability and wherever possible use locally sourced seasonal produce and the freshest ingredients for our menus which are best described as fine British country fayre with a little flourish of French home cooking.

Our garden is the perfect spot for after work drinks. Handcrafted blankets are on hand if you’re feeling the chill and on blistering days you can borrow a boater and help yourself to some sun protection lotion. Whether you choose to dine in the restaurant, snack in the bar or graze alfresco, we like to think there’s a somewhere and something for everyone.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 3 Moorfield Rd, Duxford CB22 4PP
  • Cross Street: Village centre
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01223691411
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

John Barleycorn - Exterior
John Barleycorn - bar area

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Prix Fixe Menu 18:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
Dinner - Prix Fixe Menu 18:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Sunday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.42 out of 5 stars based on 98 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 02, 2024
Judith H.
Lovely Tudor pub, lots of beams and great atmosphere. Loved the old wooden aircraft propellor mounted on the wall in acknowledgement of the history of Duxford. A log fire would have made the experience perfect! We felt the Mains menu was a bit limited and they didn't have enough pies for all of us, but the ones they had were delicious. The substitute of scampi rated amongst the best scampi I have ever had. Good chips. We were not overly impressed by the dessert menu, but were too stuffed for dessert anyway. We will definitely be going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2024
Alex S.
Everything was great

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2024
Jytte S.
Very good food and friendly staff, will definitely go again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2023
Anthony M.
A warm welcoming atmosphere, in a wonderful historic setting, we enjoyed our visit very much.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2023
Ann B.
Lovely cozy traditional English pub. The food and service was great and excellent value for money. Will definitely be coming again. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2023
Patricia K.
Had a very nice evening

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 16, 2023
Erica M.
Great food and great service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 17, 2024
Rachel W.
Excellent service and food was beautifully cooked. I'd also add it was good value for money. The only negative was the bright light directly over the dining table. It couldn't be turned off due to it being on a circuit, but putting a lower watt bulb in would make all the difference.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 13, 2023
Julia S.
Could have been welcomed when arrived

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 17, 2023
Tony H.
Very pleasant lunchtime-meeting dining experience. Efficient and friendly service, good pub food (more sophisticated than average), reasonable prices, and a pleasant slightly busy ambience but quiet enough to talk easily. Will go again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 14, 2023
Liz H.
The room was a bit chilly but the meal was lovely.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 28, 2023
Colette J.
It was ok, but the 'light lunch' menu shown on the website was not available. So no sandwiches etc.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 06, 2023
Keith M.
Overall we had a lovely evening,food was good and good value as well,very tasty,staff were polite until we had finished eating,2 plates were cleared while the other two were still eating,dessert was good but we were rushed into paying afterwards,felt like couldn’t wait to get us out of the door,asked for another coffee and was told they closed in three minutes,this was just before 11pm so not late as pubs go,we did get a coffee but constant clearing the table as soon as a glass or cup was finished, it all became a bit uncomfortable,just something that needs addressing if you want customers to return,we would as we say the food was good

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 02, 2023
Yvonne S.
Very limited menu. Did not realise this. Our fault I guess as did say on website but perhaps could be made clearer. 3 people looked and had not picked it up. Cottage pie nice but too much potato on top and not enough meat underneath! Pate apparently good and sausage and mash fab. Veg chilli enjoyed by vegetarian.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 16, 2023
Hollie J.
Food had a bit of a 're-heated' vibe! All a bit ready made. Shame, as its such a nice place.