Look up "Denny's Old Stoner" .... that is what I did for my first Barley wine and it came out very well. I have had some versions that others brewed that were absolutely awesome. I probably needed a bigger starter on mine, and had carbonation problems - but still a great beer. Lots of folks have brewed it and enjoyed it.
** I see you said "english" - so this may not fit the bill for you. But, great beer and maybe worth looking at if you are interested.
Kegged/Serving: Porter, Helles, British Bitter, Dark Mild, Oatmeal Amber, APA
Bottled: Barley Wine, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Strong Scotch Ale, Sour Belgian Golden on Cherries
Primary: IPA, British Bitter, American Wheat, Dortmunder, German Pils
Secondary: Sour Cherry Stout, German Pils, Dortmunder
Future Brews: Dark Mild, British Bitter, Oatmeal Amber, American Brown, American wheat, American Pale Ale