The 19th-century ground floor pub is now open, while the first-floor restaurant will open its doors for dinner on 10 October, with lunch to follow on 17 October.

Pub group Cubitt House fully refurbished and restored The Barley Mow ahead of its much-anticipated opening.

Designed by Georgie Pearman, the pub has been decked out with wooden panelling, antiques and velvet-covered banquettes. The pub’s original 1800s bar has been retained.

An artist's impression of the inside of The Barley Mow pub

The pub will offer a selection of ales and lagers, as well as good value food, including Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pulled beef fritters, seasonal oysters, and battered pollock and chips. Snacks will cost from £4.50 to £13, while mains will cost from £19.50.

With a contemporary and clubby vibe, the 45-cover restaurant will have an open bar with a carvery and a Neal’s Yard cheese display.

A counter stacked with cheeses

Cubitt House chef director Ben Tish said:  “The food will be rooted in the classics, cooked well and presented simply – taking its inspiration from Britain with a little bit of France. Super seasonal, using British produce as much as we can and where it’s best.” 

Ben and head chef Chris Fordham-Smith (previously at the Great Northern Hotel and The Westbury) have devised a restaurant menu that showcases British classics, with ingredients sourced from their favourite UK suppliers.

Starters will cost from £12 to £18, main courses from £19 to £42, and desserts from £9.75 to £12.

Starter highlights include steamed cockles with parsley butter. Mains include daily roasts from the carvery; roasted celeriac, beetroot and lentil cottage pie; and wild sea bass with pumpkin and chanterelles. Desserts include sticky toffee pudding and Poire Belle Hélène.

Meat on a chopping board

Based at 82 Duke Street in Mayfair, The Barley Mow will open from Monday to Saturday, from noon until 11pm, and on Sunday from noon until 10.30pm.

The restaurant will be serving dinner daily from 5pm to 9.30pm from 10 October; and lunch from noon until 3pm from 17 October.