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The Mole Inn

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Toot Baldon, Toot Baldon, Oxford OX44 9NG, England
01865 340 001
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service

We decided to try the Mole for the first time for Sunday lunch, we never booked but the manager made arrangements to fit us in which we we're grateful for as they seemed very busy. Great menu selection at very reasonable prices and high standards were obvious throughout. Quick, friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
kenmarshton15
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to try the Mole for the first time for Sunday lunch, we never booked but the manager made arrangements to fit us in which we we're grateful for as they seemed very busy. Great menu selection at very reasonable prices and high standards were obvious throughout. Quick, friendly and efficient service. Would recommend to anyone who appreciates good... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having eaten here many times before, it was the obvious choice for a family birthday meal. As always the food was excellent and I have no complaints there. The service was quick but lacked personal attention. No assistance was offered to the Ladies in carrying their drinks when we were called to our table. Food was brought to our table... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

A group of us celebrated a colleague leaving with a quick lunch at the Mole. Bearing in mind there were 21 of us, the service was quick and efficient and the food was served to everyone within a few minutes. Good prices too. I had the mole burger which was tasty and well presented but I did enviously look at... More 

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My Husband & I were there for an Wedding Anniversary lunch. It was a very busy Sunday, but we were greeted with courtesy and immediately shown to our table. My Husband had the home made Parsnip soup, which he declared excellent. We both had the Sunday roast of Lamb, with all the usual accompanying veg, excellent roast spuds and Yorkshire... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

'The Mole' is our regular lunch time venue when visiting Oxford. We were grateful for the help provided for my elderly, partially-sighted, disabled mother. The usual imaginative menu and attentive service made for a superb Mother's Day experience. Thank you.

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basingstoke
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It has been a few months since my wife and I were in the area, but we make sure we have lunch at The Mole when we are. We chose the set menu - Thai soup followed by grilled pork chop on a bed of linguini and chorizo lardons. Excellent service, good sized portions, very well presented, and tasting fantastic.... More 

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the area and tripadvisor reports looked good. On our arrival the manageress/ landlady said she would show us to our table. What she actually did was walk to a table and put two menus on it without comment. We guessed this was the table she wanted us to sit at. The young lady waitress was very... More 

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Les Planches-pres-Arbois, France
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Picked this restaurant as it looked a bit different and we were not disappointed. We went on a Saturday evening and the atmosphere was great. The welcome was warm and the service was great as our waitress knew the menu well and explained it all with confidence. When we had finished our meal we sat in the bar for a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I revisited the Mole recently after pleasant memories of a trip a few years ago. There is a wonderful rural English pub atmosphere - although there is a strong lean towards the upmarket gastropub market that can't be ignored. I visited with friends on a weekday before the lunch rush, and had no trouble getting a table. A couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Valentin's menu was great, had a glass of bubbly on arrival seafood starter, with Steak for main and the best ever choc cheesecake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Toot Baldon, Toot Baldon, Oxford OX44 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford  >  Toot Baldon
  • Phone Number: 01865 340 001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?