England > Gloucestershire > Bristol
Boudicca (900) London, England | January 31, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
The Barley Mow is a traditional pub building thatís been given a makeover inside. Itís close to an area being developed with trendy flats and only a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads station. They have ten kegs and eight casks and the choice of beer was very good - a mixture of Bristol Beer Factoryís own brews and some well chosen guests.
(Visited 17 December 2014).
Beese (64) Watford, England | November 25, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent bar a little off the beaten track. Plenty of BBF beers here, but also with an excellent selection of guests from the area (Moor, Celt, Wild Beer, etc) and some from further afield like Kernel and Siren. Good selection of local bottles too, with some fairly easy to find US and continental offerings. All draught beer available in a third measure. Interior is small, but doesnít feel to cramped. Nice crowd in there. Sunday menu was small, but I had a plate of chilli cheese fries, which basically equated to a very large portion of chilli, with chips for only £5. Definitely worth taking a walk to.
Scopey (458) Croydon, England | January 9, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Barley Mow is actually located but a short walk from the city centre in a more residential part of town. It has a very nice friendly local pub feel and was pleasantly busy on week-day night. I was very impressed by the rather extensive selection of beer - 7 cask and 8 keg, as well as a range of bottles. Obviously there is a good deal of BBF, but plenty of guests also from the likes of Wild Beer, Tiny Rebel, Moor & a new gipsy brewery called Urban Huntsman. A top Bristol beer destination.
downender (323) Bristol, England | December 27, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A pub run by the Bristol Beer Factory. Their beers predominate, both on cask and in the bottle, although there is often one guest beer. A real local community pub (formerly run by Wadworths), which BBF saved from closure, and is used by a wide mix of people. A short walk from Temple Meads station (take the side exit, cross the footbridge over the river and itís the other side of the new housing estate, situated by the beginning of the Bristol to Bath cycle track). A friendly place, well placed for a crawl incorporating the Bridge Inn, Cornubia and Seven Stars (and Knights Templar JDW). UPDATE - beer range is now far wider, with 7 ales on cask and 8 beers on keg, plus a decent bottled list. Food and service are great too.
lambic (92) Newton Abbot, England | November 11, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Close to Temple Meads station this pub has a great range of craft keg and cask beers all from some of the best breweries in the country plus some US stuff during my visit, food looked great also. Friendly staff and a must visit if in Bristol or with some spare time changing trains.
Beermack (32) Dublin, Ireland | October 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Barley Mow. Great pub near Temple Meads Station. Solid selection on both keg and cask dispense - 7 cask and 10 keg beers pouring when I was in. A real celebration of the best of britain's new wave of brewers: Arbor, Tiny Rebel, Redwillow, Siren and many more. A few great Bristol Beer Factory brews in there too (it is the brewery tap after all!). Decent enough prices, beers served by pints, halves, and thirds, which is great to see (I was in a rush, so was happy to be able to try a few things in a short space of time). Bottle fridge was small but had plenty of quality from both local and international brewers (Stone, Maui, Trappist ales, etc.). Service was spot on, real cosy feel in there - lovely outdoors area at the rear. Didn't have any food myself, but it looked bloody good going past me. A cracker of a place.
Beersiveknown (95) , Northern Ireland | May 13, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Newly refurbished bringing a fantastic selection of keg, cask and bottled beers. Good balanced food menu with fantastic curried scotch eggs, good service, advise booking if you intend to eat as it can get busy especially in the evenings!
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