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: Session IPA, Dark Mild, Ordinary Bitter, Blonde Ale
Bottled: Barley Wine, Sour Belgian Golden on Cherries, Sour Cherry Stout
Primary: Dark Mild, Helles
Secondary/Lagering: Alt, Scottish 70, Dortmunder, Bo-Pils
Future Brews: Heady Topper Clone, Session IPA, Hop Fu, Porter, Plain ol American Ale More...... More....... Beer.......