Barley Mow

Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EH

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Barley Mow.

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Sitting peacefully in the little country village of Clifton Hampden in Abingdon, the Barley Mow pub is quite possibly one of England’s oldest and most extraordinary pubs. More than 650 years old, visitors have admired and enjoyed this country inn for centuries, including renowned writers like Jerome K. Jerome and Charles Dickens Jnr.

Stepping inside this glorious thatched tavern is like taking a step back in time. The Barley Mow pub shows off a host of original features including low beams and an old fireplace so large it fits across two different parts of the pub. It is an ideal setting for couples longing for a relaxing meal by candlelight.

With the River Thames just minutes away, the Barley Mow is an ideal place to stop and relax if you are enjoying a stroll, bike ride or boat trip along the river. Our superb menu offers traditional pub food and seasonal dishes that cater for the whole family. Book your table online today.

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  • About the Barley Mow

    The Barley Mow is a thatched country tavern in the little village of Clifton Hampden offering delicious food, friendly service and an extensive range of wines. When the sun is shining, you can dine al fresco in our pretty beer garden, and when it is chilly you can savour a mouth watering Sunday lunch by a roaring open fire.

    Over 650 years old, the pub restaurant is filled with original features that bring out its history and character in abundance. Minutes from the River Thames, the Barley Mow is a popular bolthole for cyclists and boaters. Book your table online today.

    Family Friendly

    All the family is welcome to join us at the Barley Mow. We are a child-friendly pub and if you have infants in your party, we have highchairs and baby changing facilities available. Our staff will be happy to help with any other requests you may have. We also offer a delicious Chef & Brewer children’s menu with lots of tasty choices that the little ones are sure to love. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub but we do have extensive gardens and an area where you can tie them up while you enjoy your meal.

    Coaches Welcome

    Planning a trip to Hadden Hill Golf Course or perhaps stopping off via a trip to Oxford? We will be very happy to accommodate your group at the Barley Mow. Please contact us beforehand so we can make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Alternatively you can book your table online.

    Traditional Sunday Roasts

    A traditional Sunday roast is a great way to spend Sunday lunch time and at Chef & Brewer we want to make your Sunday roast one to remember. Our traditional Sunday roasts are available all day on Sunday and include a great selection of roast dishes. Join us on Sunday for a choice of traditional British roasts served with all the trimmings.

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    • Beer Garden
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    • Family Friendly
    • Historic Pub
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  • Book a table at Chef & Brewer

    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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