About Us

The John Barleycorn Pub is one of the most attractive pub/restaurants in the area. Situated in delightful countryside, yet only 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M11, the John Barleycorn is a great place to meet for a drink or dine from our extensive menu.

The old exposed oak beams and warm cosy atmosphere make a great place to eat and drink with friends and family. The pub looks out onto our large garden and patio area with tables, parasols, pond with fountain and well maintained lawns which back onto the countryside.

As a family run pub for over 8 years, Carl and Pauline Yardley pride themselves on providing only the highest quality, locally sourced produce, freshly prepared from kitchen to table with an emphasis firmly on flavour and outstanding service.

Our A la Carte Menu offers seasonal dishes accompanied by our fantastic daily Specials Board. As dishes are freshly prepared, most dietary needs can be catered for. Our Sunday Roast served from noon until 8pm, is a must and should not to be missed. Tuesday to Saturday Lunchtime, apart from the Main Menu, a Bar Snacks Menu is also available.

We take pride in offering a great selection of drinks ranging from brand named lagers and Real Ales through to a first class Wine List, which has useful tasting notes to help you make your choice and our experienced staff are always available to help and advise.

We look forward to welcoming you to the John Barleycorn.


Private Functions

Are you looking for a great place to host your Celebration or Event? The John Barleycorn provides a delightful and versatile setting for your special occasion or corporate event.

From Buffets to Barbecues we can cater for any occasion, see our sample menus below.

With two bar areas in addition to the Restaurant and a large landscaped outdoor area, perfect for marquees for larger events such as Weddings or Parties as well as BBQ’s throughout the summer months. Our friendly team are fully experienced in successfully catering for Weddings, Christenings, Funeral Gatherings, Corporate Events, BBQ’s, Birthdays and other Celebrations.

Each and every event is important to us and we aim to make every one a true success.


Sample Finger Buffet Menu

Tea and Coffee on Arrival

Selection of Sandwiches on Hand Cut Bread placed on the Tables include:

  • Honey Roast Ham
  • Prawn with Marie Rose Sauce
  • Norfolk Turkey
  • Egg Mayonnaise and Onion

Served Hot:

  • Fish and Chips with Tartare Sauce
  • Filo Prawns with Sweet Chilli Dip
  • Breaded Mushrooms with Garlic
    Mayonnaise
  • Chicken Satay
  • Mini Cocktail Sausages in Rolls
  • Mini Homemade Beef Burgers
    with Relish
  • Homemade Sausage Rolls
  • Pancakes filled with Duck, Cucumber
    and Spring Onion with Hoi Sin Sauce
  • Small Yorkshire Puddings with Hot
    Beef and Horseradish

A selection of Desserts, Cakes and Cheese and Biscuits

Sample BBQ Menu

  • Homemade Beef Burgers served with
    a Tomato Relish
  • Medallions of Chicken marinated in
    Garlic Mustard and Herbs
  • Lamb, Pepper and Onion Kebabs
  • Pork Cutlets with Apple Sauce
  • Salmon glazed with Cajun Spices

Selection of Sausages:

  • Pork
  • Pork and Black Pudding
  • Cumberland
  • Chilli
  • Toulouse

To include:

  • Pitta Bread, Buns and Bread
  • Tomato and Onion Salad
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Freshly Made Coleslaw
  • Hot New Roasted Potatoes

Hog Roast

Fancy something a little bit different? We can also provide a Hog Roast for your special occasion

Call us for more information and prices: 01279 422675

All our food is homemade, please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements.