The John Barleycorn is a traditional English pub that is independently-run by two friends, who have been the heart of The John Barleycorn for over 10 years. Taking pride in what they do, serving some of the best kept ales in the country, it also enjoys an excellent reputation for serving the very best in genuine home-made and hand-prepared cooked meals.
Ideally situated in the village of Duxford, it’s nearby to the Imperial War Museum and is the perfect place to finish a memorable day. You can also discover East Anglia where you can punt on the river Cam, watch racing at Newmarket, see concerts at Audley End House or take picturesque walks in Grantchester. Plus, we are only 25 minutes from Stansted Airport.
A BIT OF HISTORY – Originally built in 1660 as a coaching house. Between 1844 and 1852 it was licensed under the sign of Coach and Horses. At first, it was know as a public house, though later a beer house. The existing name, The John Barleycorn, came into being between 1858 and 1861. During the Second World War it became a favourite watering hole for the brave young airmen of Douglas Bader’s Duxford Wing.