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Barley Mow

Barley Mow, Great Missenden

Picture source: Russell Judge

The Barley Mow was situated at Hyde End and is now used as a restaurant called Annie Baileys.
In the early seventies this then Courage pub was a simple stuccoed building with two bars offering darts or (relative) comfort. Around 1978, it was purchased by a couple whose names I recall as David and Peter, who increased the number of real beers from one to three (regularly stocking Morrell's Varsity and Arkell's BBB - a rarity for the area) and the place began to motor. Extended a couple of years later, it expanded the food trade whilst retaining its appeal as a pub - it even made the Good Beer Guide for a couple of years.
However as often happens, David and Peter moved on when the pub was at its most popular and the place was never the same again. Custom began to drop off and ultimately it became 'Annie Bailey's' restaurant which soldiered on until a couple of years ago. It is now boarded up, awaiting the passage of HS2 which goes right through the building.
Chiltern Tatler - Spring 2016 edition

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