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We’ve been working hard to create a socially distanced environment that ensures you can enjoy yourselves and our hospitality.  It may be a little different, but we are doing our best to keep our traditional pub as friendly and safe as possible.

Also, you might like to know . . .

– The pub will be clearly signed to inform and help you during your visit.

– We have a sanitising station to use when you enter.  You must sign in there, as per government rules.  There will be other sanitising points throughout the pub and, of course, you can wash your hands!

– Six is the magic number and maximum people per group.  Please do not mix groups.

– We only provide table service, so we will come to you.  Please keep the bar area clear.

– Our staff will be wearing face masks to help keep you and them safe.  Please do the same and wear a face mask at all times, unless seated at your table.

– You can book tables inside and outside (weather permitting) to avoid disappointment.

– Our tables will be the recommended distance, so – PLEASE do not move them.

Please be patient with us, as we are trying our best to keep you safe and adhere to government guidelines.  It’s all a bit new for all of us – so, thank you for your co-operation and your continuing support.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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.

We’re proud to be serving at The John Barleycorn.