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The Barley Mow Inn

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About us

About us

Our wonderful inn

in Wimborne, Dorest

The lovely old English pub, THE BARLEY MOW is managed by  Naili, whose experience in the pub trade exceeds twenty years.

Oliver Cromwell passed this way with his army on their trek to knock seven bells out of Corfe Castle some time ago. The nearby Gods Blessing Lane is said to be where his troops were blessed before the battle.

Who knows, some of his lads may have popped into THE BARLEY MOW for a pub lunch and a pint or two before the fracas?
The management are not sure on this point – they weren’t here then !

In later times part of the pub was the little village school. Hence the cartoon in the saloon referring to the Old School “Thai”.

The pub grounds are extensive with large secluded decking and grassed areas. Ideal safe places for children and families to enjoy the Summer sunshine whilst dining.

Special events will be arranged during the “good weather” months.
Music, steam engines,vhog roasts etc. all in the attractive surrounding grounds.

Ample parking is available.

Welcome to the Barley Mow

Our location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, horse riders – just about anyone who is out and about enjoying the Dorset countryside

Dogs and children are always welcome, with our bar area and gardens perfect for both two and four legs. We have a great bar area where dogs enjoy sitting with the locals and visitors alike, and an area in the restaurant for those wishing to eat with their dog.

Walk-ins are always welcome (subject to space and availability) but to make a booking call 01202 8822140.

Join us for Chinese New Year 2024 on 10 February!  Booking essential!

Opening times:
Monday-Friday: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm,
Sunday: 12pm – 10.30pm

Our Exclusive Country Wedding Venue

Our Exclusive Country Wedding Venue

just or you!

The 16th century Barley Mow Inn is delightfully English and for centuries it has commanded a prime yet secluded location in the picturesque Dorset countryside.  It is within easy reach of the charming and historic market town of Wimborne Minster, which is only two miles away.

The Barley Mow is a cherished traditional thatched inn and has long enjoyed an inspiring and romantic setting. It is no coincidence that celebrated author Evelyn Waugh chose to write his novel Decline and Fall here, having met with his wife by our roaring log fire.

Our exclusive country wedding field is in the heart of the countryside enjoying a private and peaceful setting which is perfect for your unique day. We recognise that everyone is different, and no two people’s dream country weddings are the same. Therefore, the versatility of our delightful location will be of great benefit to you.

This enchanting and spacious site in our grounds is an immaculately kept paddock and lawn allowing numerous options for the siting of your personal style of marquee and leaving you free to arrange the unforgettable wedding day of your dreams. Whether your plans are intimate or lavish your only constraint will be the limit of your imagination.

The location is wonderfully atmospheric whatever the season. Whether you wish a backdrop of the new growth of the trees in spring, the wild flowers and harvesting of summer or the golden leaves of early autumn the location is enchanting. You may even spot fallow deer grazing or swallows and house martins swooping overhead.

Our beautiful venue is truly exclusive as we can only offer it on a very limited number of days each year. We would therefore encourage you to come and see us as soon as possible and we can discuss opportunities.

We would urge you to look at our list of personally selected partners who will be pleased to help you transform and tailor our site for you, whilst organising the fine detail of your treasured and unforgettable day

The Barley Mow itself is a perfect location for wedding gatherings for family and friends both before and after your event. We hope you will enjoy your experience so much you will return to see us for your anniversaries.

Please ring 07711 714356 or email: barleymowwedding@gmail.com

Food & Drink

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NAILI’s reputation for oriental speciality dishes such as Thai Tapas and others is renowned,as is the quality of her more traditional British food.

Tasty food, good wines and beers served by friendly staff in attractive warm and comfortable surroundings are guaranteed.

Every lunch time there are special offers for senior citizens and once a month there will be a quiz night when special curry dishes will be available together with the usual extensive menu.

From time to time other special offers will be introduced.

Open for food 7 days a week

Monday-Friday food is served 12-2.15 Lunch, 6-9 Dinner
Saturday 12-9pm all day
Sunday 12-8pm all day
Please advise us of any dietary requirements or allergies.

Come and try our new menu with lots of tasty dishes.

Please feel free to book up in advance for your visit to ensure you have a table exactly when you wish – using our form provided here.

Please be advised that the booking is not confirmed until you receive an email or call from a member of staff.  Until this happens the booking will not be placed in the diary.

Should you wish to call – please ring 01202 882 140 and we will be happy to speak to you.

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We will confirm your order via E-Mail

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Functions & Events


Check here regularly to find out all the latest events and functions we have happening at the Barlow Mow and the surrounding area.

Contact us


The Barley Mow Inn

Long Lane,
BH21 7AH

KEN and NAILI and staff extend a very warm welcome to all and look forward to your call on 01202 882 140.

Please leave your details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We can get very busy and we would encourage you to phone ahead to avoid disappointment.

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