Overview of The John Barleycorn Inn

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4.4/5 Excellent
394 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.


  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar



Popular LocationImperial War Museum Duxford7 min drive
Popular LocationAudley End House12 min drive
Popular LocationAddenbrooke's Hospital15 min drive
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)27 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    4.6/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


The John Barleycorn Inn is located in Cambridge. Imperial War Museum Duxford and Cambridge Corn Exchange are cultural highlights, while Audley End House is a notable landmark. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fenner's or Abbey Stadium. Our guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 7 min drive
  • Audley End House - 12 min drive
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 15 min drive
  • Fitzwilliam Museum - 19 min drive
  • University of Cambridge - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge Whittlesford Station - 18 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 27 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering British cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

The John Barleycorn Inn

4-star inn near Imperial War Museum Duxford
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and free breakfast are available at this smoke-free inn. Self parking is free. All 5 rooms offer flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers and showers.
The John Barleycorn Inn offers 5 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free cooked-to-order breakfast
1 restaurant
1 bar


No lifts

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken



Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker





Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The John Barleycorn Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The John Barleycorn Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The John Barleycorn Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The John Barleycorn Inn?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at The John Barleycorn Inn?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Cambridge, this inn is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Imperial War Museum Duxford and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Sawston Hall. Audley End House and RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve are also within 9 miles (15 km). Cambridge Whittlesford Station is 18 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The staff were excellent, and the food was even better

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Ace Fighter Pub; Mayday For The Rooms

Amazing pub, extremely friendly and attentive staff. Food was excellent and the choice of beers on tap was perfect. Breakfast in the morning was cooked to my request and served with a smile. The room felt as though it could do with a bit of a re-fresh. My only major disappointment was the mattress which definitely needed replacing asap. Could feel every spring and lump. I really enjoy the John Barleycorn and it isn't often that the rooms are available (there are only 4) so when I get the chance I stay there. But I hope they invest a little bit to make their guests feel as comfortable in the rooms as they do in the pub/restaurant.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Characterful, good old fashioned pub. Excellent location with good parking behind.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020