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The Mole Inn

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$$$
British, Gastropub
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Toot Baldon, Toot Baldon, Oxford OX44 9NG, England
441865340001
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Reading
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was really good quality; the gardens are beautiful, and the staff are exceptionally friendly. It would benefit form having fresh condiments and not packet sauces; plus there are perhaps too many tables so it can feel very crowded and too busy. Also their 'Garden menu' would be great if they included roasts.

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Thank MLooker
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

... There was an hour wait due to lack of staff in the kitchen. For a pub which identifies itself as a gastropub and has signs from quite a distance this is completely unacceptable (the pub was far from full). However nice location and the toilets were nice enough.

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Thank LouisePenn
Berkshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited again on Thursday evening. As usual for The Mole, the food was of the highest standard, as the clean plates testified! Our party of 7 were given a table in a slightly private area of the restaurant, but at no time did we feel ignored and were superbly looked after from our arrival until we left - the last... More 

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Thank Allen S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It wasn't easy to find The Mole Inn, down a long, winding country lane, well off the main road. But it was worth the effort. An attractive country pub with a lovely, warm atmosphere, it serves good food and the staff are friendly and accommodating. We started with smoked salmon topped with crab puree, and chose stone bass with green... More 

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Thank Patricia G
UK
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this truly lovely place on a very hot day in June quite late for lunch as we had spent the whole morning at an Oxford hospital with our Grandson who was undergoing tests. We were warmly welcomed although the restaurant was literally buzzing as was the garden although having said that there are lovely little niches in... More 

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Thank Bungle54
Oxford UK
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and hospitality. only small gripe was that we were seated 11 to tables that ordinarily would seat 8 so a bit cramped.

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Thank ChrisandCeri
Colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mole inn is a secluded but busy country gastro pub, it more gastro than pub so if you are looking for the local pub experience you should may be look elsewhere. The mole does get busy at lunch so book or be prepared to wait. I went for a modest choice the Char grilled minute steak sandwich, which was... More 

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Thank Gareth J
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I came by the Mole Inn after going to cafe and finding it to be a complete fiasco anyway I digress..... The Mole Inn is set in the most beautiful gardens with tables outside tucked away, hidden by beautiful trees, hedges and plants - a perfect setting. We had the garden menu and it was lovely, with... More 

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Thank Tara M
vancouver
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a sunny evening for supper with clients. The gardens are beautiful and we had a lovely table n the conservatory. The service was very poor we had the menus and were waiting to order for our 30 minutes, it was busy but by no means full and clearly they are used to it being very busy. Without... More 

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Moorooduc, Australia
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we visit Oxfordshire we dine at The Mole. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. Pretty outdoor dining area too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $46
Cuisine
British, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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
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: 441865340001

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