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The Barley Mow

$$ - $$$, British,
Lewes Road | Selmeston, Polegate BN26 6UE, England
+44 1323 811033
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Lewes Road | Selmeston, Polegate BN26 6UE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Charleston Farmhouse that Sunday, The Barley Mow seemed like the logical place to eat before moving onto Berwick Church, with its outstanding murals by members of the Group. The Barley Mow had, after all, been their watering hole for many a year. The...More

1  Thank Ted_Caylus
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Ted, Thank you for visiting us after your trip, The Barley Mow certainly is a handy stop for Bloomsbury lovers either after visiting Berwick Church or Charleston Farmhouse. It is always lovely to hear our friendly hardworking team getting recognition, we too appreciate them...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have passed this pub hundreds and hundreds of times and never stopped, think I was always put of as its on the main road. Wow! I wish I had stopped sooner, yesterday after walking out of a restaurant that we had pre booked due...More

1  Thank janet w
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Janet, for both visiting us after passing so many times and also for your fabulous review. We are so pleased serving food all day, every day, helped you out of your situation and we were able to offer you sustenance in the middle...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here before many times and thought we would take some friends here for dinner as they are from out of town. We are so pleased we did! The food was once again delicious! Our starters arrived really quickly and...More

3  Thank eleanorjames63
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Eleanor, for such a lovely review. We love hearing from our guests and especially our regulars. Derek's prizewinning pies certainly are popular and his latest, the enclosed game pie, is no exception. He has put the Pear and Stilton tart as a starter...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this pub multiple times since it's re-vamp and it has never dissapointed. The food is very big cut above what you'd expect from a pub, the specials follow the seasonal food which is great for variaty, the ales are local cask...More

2  Thank aslater2017
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for both being a loyal customer when you are in Sussex and for taking the time to write such a lovely comprehensive review. We thoroughly enjoy the ticketed events too and also appreciate our hardworking friendly team of staff. Our chefs delight in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this pub three times for meals in the last fortnight with three different groups of people. We have always had great food and very efficient and friendly service. It cannot be faulted!

2  Thank Roger S
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Roger, for becoming such a regular and for your great review we cannot fault! We love hearing how our hard working, efficient and friendly team are appreciated. We hope you visit again soon. Best wishes, The Barley Mow

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Barley Mow is set on the busy A27 between Eastbourne and Lewes, after a tortuous journey we decided to pull off and have dinner and wait for the traffic to lessen. First impressions were good, and it was not too busy. The old pub...More

1  Thank Viking_Raider
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us, it is always good to hear we provide a very welcome stop on the A27 for tired frustrated travellers as well as our loyal local customers. We are pleased you found the service good, although we do not consider ourselves...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Well above the average pub grub, decent ales. excellent service, reasonably priced. It's a bit in the middle of nowhere between towns but well worth the trip. 20 minutes from Eastbourne or Pevensey.More

3  Thank graham h
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Graham, for both visiting us and taking the time to write your 5 star review. We work hard to serve a well kept pint and our hard working team are certainly noted on their friendliness along with our chef producing classics and interesting...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I came here with my family on the 9th Friday and it was very welcoming, lots to choose from on the menu. But we was more interested in the specials and glad we did, I had the fish pie witch was fantastic, well worth it...More

3  Thank kevin2903
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kevin for coming in with your family and also for writing your five star review. The specials are certainly very popular with the pork belly which is so tender with perfect crispy crackling and fish pie being particular favourites. The swordfish is something...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

On the spur of a moment we decided to call in for a very late lunch, as we headed to Winchester, and received a lovely warm welcome from the bar staff. We shared a fabulous Ploughmans platter, which was beautifully presented. We loved the toilet...More

3  Thank SweetM0lly
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted your spur of the moment decision to call in was so worthwhile for you. Thank you for appreciating the toilet humour! We like to make our customers smile and Nikki is certainly an asset to our team. The Ploughman's platter is well...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had Sunday lunch here and there were lots of families with young children. The restaurant seemed welcoming of these. However, both toilets have artwork which is not suitable for children - the Gent's toilet actually states 'no boys'. Up to what age? This seems...More

1  Thank Mollyfloss
Suzanne W, . at The Barley Mow, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for visiting for Sunday lunch. We certainly are a family and dog friendly pub. We love children visiting as much as they love coming, especially with our large purpose built play area. However we are not a children only area, we also cater...More

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angelmiche32
25 June 2016|
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Response from Suzanne W | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do offer Vegan options and our menu changes daily However it is always best to book and mention that you are vegan that way our team of chefs can prepare several options for you that wont necessarily be on the... More
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28angiebabe
6 May 2016|
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Response from Suzanne W | Property representative |
Yes we do. Please phone 01323 811033 to discuss further
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Ann L
1 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewes Road | Selmeston, Polegate BN26 6UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Polegate
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 811033
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Description
Family friendly pub restaurant with a warm welcome for all. We have a seasonal menu, a daily specials menu and our Sunday menu features our tasty roast dinners! Food Serving hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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