Iron Barley opened in May of 2003, by husband and wife Tom and Gen Coghill and their three sons Thomas, Charlie, and Patrick. Tom has worked in kitchens since 1978, from Vincent’s of Alton, Top of the Towers, Sheraton, Adams Mark, The Hyatt, convention center (before the dome) and Frazer’s Traveling Brown Bag( Frazer’s Restaurant and Lounge).
Self taught on the job, with a passion for smoked meats and bbq. Tom cooks the way he likes to eat, from scratch, cast iron cooking, using traditional time tested methods.
Barley goes back to Tom’s home brewing days, wider uses of grain, but versatile, anything you do with rice or pasta you can substitute with barley. It is our goal to make everyone feel at home and relaxed at Iron Barley.
After 14 years, on May 25th we closed on this new property in High Ridge Mo. We had been looking for a larger place for over two years and believe we have found it! Three times the size of our current location and 70 plus parking slots.
We now have the ability to accommodate larger parties and private events. We hope you enjoy this new restaurant as much as the original. Come and see us soon!