Mayfair welcomes two stunning new pubs – The Audley & The Barley Mow

October 27, 2022

Mayfair has welcomed two fabulous new pubs with the arrival of  The Audley public house and The Barley Mow.

Hospitality firm Artfarm – which is behind The Fife Arms in Braemar – has re-launched The Audley public house on the corner of Mount Street and South Audley Street following lengthy works to restore and develop the historic building, which dates back to 1888, in partnership with landlord Grosvenor.  Artfarm’s owners – Iwan and Manual Wirth of modern art gallery Hauser & Wirth – have delivered a traditional neighbourhood pub where history and contemporary art collide.  Above it, on the first floor is new restaurant destination Mount St., featuring stunning specially commissioned site-specific art, which has already welcomed amongst its diners King Charles and the Queen Consort.

In North Mayfair, the newly opened Barley Mow on Duke Street is a re-imagining by the Cubitt House team of the classic London pub, established in 1809.  Following comprehensive refurbishment, the former Greene King pub features a traditional ground floor saloon bar serving fine beer, and a first floor dining room with a menu overseen by Cubitt House’s chef director Ben Tish.  The food is rooted in the classics, taking its inspiration “from Britain, with a little bit of France”.

Duke Street has also recently welcomed Chantelle Nicholson’s Apricity, with another restaurant opening to be announced soon, bolstering the eating and drinking offer as the area welcomes an increasing number of workers and shoppers with the launch of the new Bond Street crossrail station.

DCL is proud to have advised Grosvenor on these lettings and on the curation of F&B on its Mayfair estate.