Page Updated:- Saturday, 11 June, 2022.


Earliest Dec 2016

(Name from)

Barrow House


(Name to)

The Street


01233 756599

Barrow House 2017

Above photo, 2017.


The pub changed name from the "George" in 2016.


From the accessed 30 July 2020.

The Barrow House, Egerton, Kent, England.

The younger sibling of the "Milk House," in Sissinghurst, this is a thoroughly modernised old village pub that offers a buzzing atmosphere and three attractive rooms upstairs. The inn, which used to be called the "George," has been renamed for an important ancient barrow in a field nearby.

The white weatherboard inn dates from 1576, and timbers from sailing ships and traditional cob and straw plaster still remain behind the 17th century wooden frame and Kent peg tiles. It stands in the thriving village of Egerton, which is dominated by its 13th century church and retains a notable community spirit – film society, running club, drama group, WI, you name it. The village, reached by a network of narrow lanes, has magnificent views over the Weald of Kent and Ashford Valley.

Like its sibling, the "Milk House," also owned by Sarah and Dane Allchorne (they met when he was chef and she manager at a London catering company), The Barrow House has been given a contemporary look without undermining its countrified atmosphere. It has an airy feel, with paintwork in pretty, chalky blues and creams, a stone floor, a long bar and sofas in front of an open fire in one section. The signatures of American and Canadian airmen, who frequented the George in World War II, can be seen in the bar.

It’s the usual story in a brand new place: the owners have to build a team and it takes time, especially in the kitchen where the quality of the food can vary according to the staff. Sarah, however, makes a delightful front of house hostess and there’s little doubt that the success of the "Milk House," will be quickly emulated. Free Wi-Fi.

Barrow House bedroom 2020

There are three attractive bedrooms upstairs with lovely big beds. Ours, Bowl, had a bathroom that was serviceable, though a little cramped. It could do with some pictures on the walls too, but at least it made us investigate the bowl barrow after which it was named. The rooms are sensibly equipped, with a row of wooden pegs for hangers instead of a bulky wardrobe.

Barrow House 2020

There’s a large dining room (“elegantly distressed” said our companion at dinner, “like us”) The food on our visit was a little disappointing, certainly less appealing than the animated atmosphere in the room. Dane is a fine chef and it’s probable that any negatives are a result of the perennial difficulty in securing good kitchen staff, not his menus (which include fish or cold meat sharing platters to start as well as ‘grazing’, ‘small plate’ and ‘tear & share’ dishes). At breakfast, choose between ‘continental’ or ‘cooked’.

Barrow House bathroom 2020

Doubles from 80 in the week, and from 140 at weekends. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are included. Rooms feel like a bargain during the week; at weekends they feel a little expensive.

Access for guests with disabilities?

Not suitable for guests using wheelchairs.


Yes, but no special facilities and not particularly suitable.


Changed name back to the "George Inn" in 2022.



ALLCHORNE Sarah & Dave 2020+


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