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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    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 find

Stopped for Sunday lunch. Food great service friendly staff. Very quick service. Will come agin. Worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Gerry M
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped for Sunday lunch. Food great service friendly staff. Very quick service. Will come agin. Worth a stop.

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OxfordUK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a lovely meal on a Friday night. Food was all delicious, I shouldn't have had the bread basket - it's lovely bread but quite dense and very filling. I was too full to have the date pudding and the waitress recommended the treacle tart. It was light, the pastry crisp and the treacle mixed with a lovely blend of... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went as a party of seven. All four men had starters, main and pud. With drinks and tip it came to £45 per head. The food was excellent and the service attentive but not too much. It was a quiet night which suited us so thank you folks for a great night.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited the place for dinner on a Sunday evening with family. The place is very nice and the service was OK, although very average. Location is beautiful although hard to enjoy on a dark winter night. The food was OK but definitely nothing special. It is very expensive for what you get. I had the fish of the day which... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had a fabulous post-Christmas Sunday lunch for a few friends and family. Always a bit nervewracking when you organise a bigish party but there was no need to worry. The food was excellent and the service second to none. We had to pre-order as there was so many and I ordered the wrong thing for a friend but they changed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were passing through Toot Balden and decided to try The Mole for lunch. We were lucky to get a table as it was so busy. The lady who took our reservation could not have been nicer, very friendly and responsive staff. Pleasant ambience, extensive and well balanced menu, nicely presented and all were delicious. Christmas pudding ice cream and... More 

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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was a lunch for four family members... My first visit, even if it is only about 9 miles away. We had a pleasant greeting upon arrival and we're shown to our table. Service was excellent thought our meal, that included starters, main course and deserts (though none of us had all three). Two of our party are vegetarians and... More 

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England
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188 reviews 188 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Mole has never been known for its imagination. But it has always had interesting dishes which were enjoyable and different; we remember super lambs kidneys, belly pork and lovely meringue with passion fruit. But we were always worried about the strange request that cheese be ordered in advance so it could be given time to ripen. Uh? Now the... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's not often you find a restaurant that caters for vegetarians well but the Mole is one of them. Excellent Quinoa salad starter followed by nut roast with loads of veg. Service was excellent and staff integrate well with customers. Well done! See you again next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great country restaurant. Well priced, cosy light filled seating area. Very charming service. Food excellent . Wine even better , we had a mole inn merlot and a Romanian wine which was such a surprise. All in all worth a visit only prob. is someone will have to drive!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?