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The Barley Mow, Cosgrove - pub details

Address: 7 The Stocks, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK19 7JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39644) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wolverton (1.9 miles), Milton Keynes Central (4.5 miles)

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user reviews of the Barley Mow, Cosgrove

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Discovered this place on Monday afternoon as other nearby venues were closed between 3pm and 6pm - thought that practice finished in the 1980s! Only four customers in there, but decent enough beers and has the feel of a locals pub. Still maintain the prices in this area are ludicrous - £9 for two beers and a bag of crisps! Barman wasnt over-friendly, locals were far more accomodating when asking for directions.
Scousefire - 19 Jun 2012 22:16
An attractive, stone built country pub just a short stroll away from the canal and there are a couple of beers gardens on either side of the pub. Inside, the main bar is a large, mainly open plan affair, although it still manages to feel quite cosy with itís low, beamed ceiling. It has a traditional appearance with red patterned carpet on the floor, plenty of wooden tables and chairs, a couple of fabric covered benches around the perimeter, plenty of country pictures on the wall, lots of bottles dotted around on various ledges and window sills and even a grandfather clock. There is a small fireplace with a stone chimney breast and this had a fire blazing away, although it looked to be of the gas variety rather than anything more authentic.

A smaller bar to the right has a flagstone floor, and an impressive large stone fireplace taking up pretty much the whole of one wall, although Iím not sure if this is still in use. There is another bar counter here, although this has a much smaller range of drinks and was unmanned on a recent visit. Off of this room is a very tiny snug, with just one table and four chairs completely filling the available space.

There was a decent selection of food chalked up on a board with probably fifteen or twenty choices, as well as a small specials board with a couple more. On the whole itís a cut above your usual pub grub with most of the dishes being around the £9 - £10 mark, but itís not too gastro-pubby. That said, there was still a burger, chicken Jalfrezi or ham, egg & chips if thatís more your thing. My smoked haddock kedigree was a decent enough dish and a very generous portion, although personally I found it somewhat lacking in flavour.

Barman seemed friendly enough and there were a few locals gathered at the bar. One rather rotund gentleman though was unable to speak at anything like a reasonable volume and had an opinion on everything. I soon got fed up of this even though I was sat at the other end of the pub. However, heís probably in there every night and this was my first visit, so Iím not really in a position to complain.

Beers on tap were predominantly from the Everardís stable with their Original, Tiger and Sunchaser. There was also Wadworthís 6X. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.
Blackthorn - 18 Jan 2012 20:37
Visited this pub one afternoon last week. It is an attractive enough place, set off the main road in the village of Cosgrove. The inside is large, smart and welcoming.
On my visit, it was empty but credit to them for stopping open. The Real ale range is good, with four pumps from Everards Brewery - the Flourish and Sunchaser were tried and tasted well.
There is a large games room, which includes a skittle table, not something you see in Yorkshire so worth a visit for something different !
Decent pub with good beer.
SouthYorkshireman - 22 Mar 2010 22:25

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