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the barley sheaf pub, liskeard, cornwall

gigs, live music, bands & jam sessions in cornwall

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Welcome to the website of probably, the best Live music venue in South East Cornwall! We have easy access to Looe, Polperro and Plymouth if you want the city. There's no need to shiver whilst smoking. The award winning Barley Sheaf Beer Garden is the best smoking solution in Liskeard, with dual weather beating patio heaters. Inside, you can utilise the FREE WiFi and surf the Internet over a pint or two.

The refurbished Function Room for 2009 has been a huge success, with touring folk act Jackie Oates and guests selling out the BARLEY FOLK opening night. The Function Room is available for hire and suitable for wedding receptions, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, anniversaries and corporate business meetings.

The Function Room can be used for FREE for most events. We can also organise outside caterers to come in for your special occassion.

Click below for more details on the Barley Folk Nights!

Barley Folk logo Folk Night

We now have a selection of quality Barley wear!

T- Shirts - £10.00
Hoodies - £15.00
Zoodies(zip) - £18.00

All available in any size by order, with either the standard Barley logo or the Barley Folk logo. Please Email if you would like to have Barley wear posted to you. We accept PAYPAL!

Barley Sheaf landlord Gary Swift

Become a friend of the Barley Sheaf:

Facebook Barley Sheaf Appreciation Society
and the new Official Barley Facebook Group

The Barley Sheaf in Church Street has a rich history as Liskeard's most bohemian pub and one of Cornwall's leading live music venues. The Barley's unique ambiance and off Parade location has made it popular with locals, musicians and students alike.

Since taking over as landlord of the Barley Sheaf in April 2005, seasoned entertainer Gary Swift, aka Swifty, has striven to enhance the live music experience.

Gone are the solo artists and backing track duos of the past, replaced with the cream of Cornwall & Devon's live bands, and an impressive roster of international touring bands and chart sensations of yesteryear. The stage has been extended a foot forward and raised six inches, and the Barley boasts a house vocal PA with bass bin and monitors, state of the art LED lighting rig, and the live music being fed to the Beer Garden.

As well as the regular Thursday night entertainment and regular Jam Sessions, the Barley also has some weekend gigs, mainly around Bank Holidays. The regular fixtures remain - free pool table on Monday & Tuesday, League Skittles on Tuesday, League Darts on Friday and League Pool and Quiz Night on Sunday.

Paul Program - Quiz Master £50 Prize Money at Quiz Night every Sunday!
£25 first prize, £15 second and £10 third prize for the Barley's Sunday Funday Quiz Night. Plus a bag o' peanuts for best team name. Hosted by the titillating hi brow/low brow mono brow Paul Program (pictured right).

Casque Marked Real Ales on tap are St Austell Breweries' Hicks Special Draft aka HSD (5%), the award winning Tribute (4.2%) and IPA (3.4%). For the Mixtio fans, popular black ale Black Prince (4%) will be returning to the pumps shortly.

Although not strictly a wine bar, the Barley offers an impressive Baby Bottle wine list, including Blossom Hill California Red, White & White Zinfandel Rose, Jacob's Creek Semillon Chardonnay & Shiraz Cabernet, Oxford Landing and Wilson's Creek.

Single malt whiskeys include Glenmorangie (10 yrs), The Balvenie (12 yrs), Lagavulin (16 yrs) and The Macallan (18 yrs).

Moet champagne on ice is available for special occasions, and Cocktails are available on request.

The pub jukebox is a digital hard drive based system with a database of 30,000 mp3 songs that are continually updated. Features every Top Forty hit single since 1952 and more. 5 plays for £1.

Next Jam: TBA

Cornwall & Devon live bands directory:

80 degrees,
angus, antichristmas,
bad habitz, barbarellas barracoodas, battery powered snowmen, be my guest, big al hodge, big fish, big 3, black friday, blues bandits, bluesbeaten redshaw, bob south, boogie knights, bosshole,
chigwah, circus of sound, colonel bastard,
dave rich band, decade 5, decora, delta dukes, derry air, devils creek, digital bob, dj fromage,
echoes, el majestico,
fires, fragile sanity, free & co, fmc,
gill, gone2far,
hip route, hot rats, hulas,
the jack, jackie oates, jethro, juicy lucy, justin credible & the droogs,
kernuyck, kevin freeman,
lang & wood, laughing colonels, lost in space, louis eliot band, louise parker,
mary jayne, metal fatigue, mighty offbeats, mike nicholson, mojo filter,
p-a-u-l & the detroit breakdown, pentor, poppy raid, prime skandal, ptero,
red bullets, rite on cue, robert brown, roads,
sarah mcquaid, savage kiss, sergeant flint, shoot the crow, sideshow gez, skin tight, splinter, splinterz, sue parker quartet, sweet sativa, swifty,
tankslapper, tranzlucent, tva, two choices,
various assortments, victims, vince lee combo, vinyls,
wille & the bandits, wireless,