Set in the heart of the South Downs, The Barley Mow has been a pub since the mid-1800s and it has that genuine olde-worlde feel thanks to its large riverside garden, four fireplaces and traditional skittles alley.
The pub’s five local ales change with the seasons, as do the dishes on the all-day à la carte menu. There’s also a daily changing specials board featuring a selection of treats. Fresh fish is delivered daily, venison is likely to feature on the menu in autumn, and good old-fashioned bubble and squeak is a year-round popular starter. Other tempting starters include a homemade goat’s cheese, confit red onion and beetroot tartlet, and breaded whitebait. Follow with honey-glazed ham accompanied by fried eggs, pineapple salsa and chunky chips, or perhaps beer-battered fresh line-caught cod fillet served with chunky chips and garden peas. For dessert, expect the likes of chocolate brownie and Crunchie sundae.
There is also a great selection of wine and whisky, a very popular carvery on Sunday, and an excellent curry night on Wednesday. Dogs are treated to water bowls and biscuits, and a function room is available to hire. Owners Lorraine and Thomas simply fell in love with the pub, and we’re sure you will too.