Villagers of Barley and beyond raised a glass in true Bavarian style, as they were greeted with a Rothaus Stein pint reception.

The Barley Mow held a ‘Barley Bavarian Night’, offering a selection of German beer and food to enjoy throughout the evening.

“It was an impressive event from start to finish; guests really got into the swing of things and there was a great atmosphere in the pub” said Jemma McAnespie, Marketing and Events Manager.

“We held a fancy dress competition, inviting guests to dress in true Bavarian style, it was fantastic to see so many costumes, and it was exciting to experience another culture for the evening.”

The winner of the fancy dress competition was Kate Ogden who won a Bed & Breakfast voucher, to be used at the Barley Mow or another venue in the group including the Assheton Arms in Downham, Derby Arms in Longridge or the Fenwick in Claughton.

Chefs at the Barley Mow created a delicious menu incorporating German classics such as pretzels with soft cheese and bockwurst with sauerkraut; followed by a main platter which included roast duck legs, garlic potatoes with onions and of course, beer gravy.

The Barley Mow hosts a number of events throughout the year, inviting customers to taste cuisine from across the globe, listen to local bands and generally relax and enjoy the evening in a cosy and comforting environment.

Managing Director of the Seafood Pub Company, Joycelyn Neve said: “We love to host events for the locals in Barley and the surrounding areas.”

“It’s a great opportunity to welcome diners to our venue to sample the menu and relax in the cosy setting; the Bavarian evening was extremely popular, especially at this time of year when beer, dancing and great food are at an all-time high. We can’t wait to make the event even bigger and better next year.”