“The Derbyshire pub where they’re keeping history alive”

The Barley Mow Inn – Kirk Ireton

The Barley Mow Inn is a 18th century pub based in Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The Barley Mow Inn is renowned for providing an unspoilt, traditional pub experience often described as ‘stepping back in time’. The Barley Mow offers a range of real ales straight from the cask, local ciders and perries, and its own Barley Mow Brewery ales. These are all accompanied by delicious home-made food at weekends, using locally sourced ingredients and made in the pub.

Fancy a bite to eat?

The Barley Mow has a diverse menu available to visitors every weekend, offering an array of home cooked meals (with plenty of vegetarian options!) View our menu HERE.

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 18:00-22:00
Thursday 18:00-22:00
Friday 17:00-22:00
Saturday (Serving Food) 12:00-22:00
Sunday (Serving Food) 12:00-22:00


How to finds us

 Main St, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne DE6 3JP

Want to get in touch?

You can call us at: 01335 370 306





A quick history of the Kirk Ireton pub

The Barley Mow Bed and Breakfast is attached to The Barley Mow Inn, which has been offering a warm welcome and hospitality to discerning travellers for centuries. The inn is an impressive 15th – 17th century, Grade II listed stone property, located at the top of the village looking out onto the main street. The Barley Mow is a destination pub providing an unspoilt, authentic immersive experience, often described as ‘stepping back in time’.

The inn is a free house offering a range of real ales straight from the cask, local ciders and perries, and its own Barley Mow Brewery ales all accompanied by delicious home-made food at weekends. The bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, are a short walk across the yard from the pub up some stone steps on the first floor over what was the stables and is now the barrel and bottle sheds and community village shop.

The Barley Mow and Post Office (now the Village Shop), Kirk Ireton

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate along with biscuits or cakes are available for guests to help themselves to in their rooms. The community shop below opens early for papers, toiletries and everyday provisions, including snacks and drinks for picnics. Traditional English breakfasts are served in the medieval pub kitchen, cooked to order on the Aga from locally sourced fresh produce.

The landlady for over 40 years, Mary Short, is in her 80s. These days she is often a little confused, but still lights the fire in the pub each day and is always pleased to chat to visitors. Her family and team of colleagues maintain this unique and timeless place and there is always someone on hand to help guests with any queries.


The Barley Mow Inn at Kirk Ireton is the winner of the Pub of the Year 2020!