Private Functions

Are you looking for a great place to host your Celebration or Event? The John Barleycorn provides a delightful and versatile setting for your special occasion or corporate event.

From Buffets to Barbecues we can cater for any occasion, see our sample menus below.

With two bar areas in addition to the Restaurant and a large landscaped outdoor area, perfect for marquees for larger events such as Weddings or Parties as well as BBQ’s throughout the summer months. Our friendly team are fully experienced in successfully catering for Weddings, Christenings, Funeral Gatherings, Corporate Events, BBQ’s, Birthdays and other Celebrations.

Each and every event is important to us and we aim to make every one a true success.

Ask us about our Buffet's

All menus are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Pricing is subject to change in peak times. Some menus listed below are samples only, for a more precise quotation we would love to hear from you. For more information on our Buffet's please contact us 01279 422675.

Sample Finger Buffet Menu

Tea and Coffee on Arrival

Selection of Sandwiches on Hand Cut Bread placed on the Tables include:
Honey Roast Ham
Prawn with Marie Rose Sauce
Norfolk Turkey
Egg Mayonnaise and Onion

Served Hot:
Fish and Chips with Tartare Sauce
Filo Prawns with Sweet Chilli Dip
Breaded Mushrooms with Garlic Mayonnaise
Chicken Satay
Mini Cocktail Sausages in Rolls
Mini Homemade Beef Burgers with Relish
Homemade Sausage Rolls
Pancakes filled with Duck, Cucumber and Spring Onion with Hoi Sin Sauce
Small Yorkshire Puddings with Hot Beef and Horseradish
A selection of Desserts, Cakes and Cheese and Biscuits

Sample BBQ Menu

Homemade Beef Burgers served with a Tomato Relish
Medallions of Chicken marinated in Garlic Mustard & Herbs
Lamb, Pepper and Onion Kebabs
Pork Cutlets with Apple Sauce
Salmon glazed with Cajun Spices
Selection of Sausages:
Pork and Black Pudding
To include:
Pitta Bread, Buns and Bread
Tomato and Onion Salad
Mixed Green Salad
Freshly Made Coleslaw
Hot New Roasted Potatoes
Hog Roast
Fancy something a little bit different? 
We can also provide a Hog Roast for your special occasion

Why not add?

A selection of Anti Paste Meats
£1.50 per head


jellied eels 



market price

A selection of desserts 

or cakes  

£2.50 per head

Breakfast Buffet

Bacon | Sausage | Grilled Tomatoes | Mushrooms
Beans I Scrambled eggs I A section of breads and rollsI Tea and coffee

£10.50 per head

Afternoon Tea

A Selection of Sandwiches )on white or granary bloomer bread)

Scones ~ with Jam and Clotted Cream

Home Made Victoria sponge

Home Made Fruit Cake

Home Made Lemon Drizzle Cake

Tea and Coffee

£10.50 Per Head


For gold, silver & ultimate buffets only:

Gammon Ham

Egg mayonnaise

Rare roast beef with wild rocket

Brie and red grape

Smoked salmon and cream cheese

Prawn with rose marie sauce

Strong Cheddar cheese with onion chutney 

Tuna mayonnaise



(Please choose a selection of 4 of the above)
(accompaniments can be added or served separately for families to add their own)

Silver Buffet 

Sandwich Platters

(Mixed White and Granary Bloomer Bread)

Various Fillings

Bread Roll Platters ~ Various Fillings 

Home Made Sausage Rolls

Honey Glazed Mini Sausages

Home Made Vegetarian Quiche

Home Made Scotch Eggs

Breaded Chicken Goujons with Barbeque Sauce

Garlic Bread with Cheese

Home Made Chunky Chips

Tea and Coffee

£10.50 per head

Pricing based on booking Monday-Friday
3pm-6pm else pricing may be subject to change

Gold Buffet

Sandwich Platters
(Mixed White and Granary Bloomer Bread)

Various Fillings

Mini Yorkshire’s with Roast Beef and Horseradish

Home Made Sausage Rolls 

Honey Glazed Mini Sausages

Home Made Quiche

Home Made Scotch Eggs

Home Made Chunky Chips

Pork Pie Nibbles

Garlic and Cheese Bread

Chicken Goujons with a Tomato Sauce

Chicken Wings with a Barbeque Sauce

Filo Prawns with a Sweet Chilli Dip

Tea and Coffee

£14.00 per Head

Pricing based on booking Monday-Friday 
3pm-6pm else pricing may be subject to change

Ultimate Buffet

A Selection of Canapes

Served by our Waiting Staff

Amongst the Guests

A Selection of Sandwich Platters (Mixed White and Granary Bloomer Bread)

Various Fillings

Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Bilinis

Home Made Sausage Rolls

Home Made Quiche 

Home Made Scotch Eggs

Warm Honey glazed Mini Sausages

Scampi Served with a Lemon Mayonnaise

Filo Prawns with a Sweet Chilli Dip

Breaded Whitebait  with Tartare Sause

Chicken Goujons with a selection of Dips

Mini Yorkshire’s with Beef and Horseradish

Warm Garlic and Cheese Bread

Mini Fish and Chips

A Selection of Crudities with Dips

A Fresh Fruit Platter; ~ Mixed White and Red Grapes, Honey Dew Melon, 

Strawberries and Pineapple  

Unlimited Tea and Coffee

£17.50 per Head

Pricing based on booking Monday-Friday 
3pm-6pm else pricing may be subject to change