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The Mole Inn

Toot Baldon, Toot Baldon, Oxford OX44 9NG, England
01865 340 001
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We received a very warm welcome and service was unparalleled. The rural setting is beautiful and inviting. The atmosphere is warm and relaxing. The food was without doubt the best I have ever had. I had lamb, my partner had duck, my fussy son had steak and fat chips and we all agreed the meal was perfect. My only complaint... More

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Didcot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here for my partner's birthday after I had received a recommendation from a friend and I have to say that we weren't disappointed. The setting is beautiful and everything that we had was lovely (the fishcake and the goats cheese starters followed by the duck and the lamb for main). They had noted that it was my partner's... More

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Another great meal here, this time entertaining colleagues from the US, one of who commented that the steak was one of the best they have had. The large bread basket and olives was more than enough for five of us as a shared starter. Three of us had a rib-eye steak with fat chips and a peppercorn sauce, two had... More

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Beaconsfield, Bucks
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Quality of food was very good for the 3 entrées chosen - in particular the steak and duck were perfectly cooked. The service was a bit hit and miss - confusion over who was taking the orders for drinks/food, one entrée came out significantly after the other two, and a glass of wine ordered to come with dinner didn't appear... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My friend and I had such a wonderful evening yesterday, dining in the garden whilst the sun set and the garden lights came on. We really appreciated the patience of all the staff whilst we chatted away catching up after 2 years, and my apologies for losing all track of time before leaving. Thank you! :) (p.s. food was excellent... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went on a Monday night on the spur of the moment after a friend recommend the restaurant. A nice friendly welcome although a little bit of confusion because we had rung and brought forward our booking by half an hour and it hadn't been noted at front of house. The pub has a welcoming feel and is very relaxed. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We booked here for a graduation lunch and the food was very good. The location and grounds are beautiful too. The waitress who served us was lovely. The only downside was how efficient/bossy the manager seemed. She bossed the staff around and was very keen to turn over business as soon as possible. Overall, however, it was a lovely meal... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We booked. We arrived on time. We waited for over half an hour at the bar with no real explanation for the delay. The young student aged staff did a good job making what was an increasingly out of hand situation feel tolerable but then the head wait person in the form of a barely polite harried person came and... More

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Durham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I've been to The Mole Inn with friends for dinner, with work colleagues for lunch and in the beer garden for a pint and every single time this place was great. I can't comment on the beer selection because by default I drink lager only but the garden is wonderful. There is a strong sense of privacy as the tables... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I went here one lunchtime as part of a group of seven from work. Despite our large party, service was good and the food delicious. The place is special owing to its lovely surroundings and well kept gardens which are great for a summer time drink. Staff were friendly and explained the menu well. Highly recommended.

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