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.
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.