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The Mole Inn - Pub in Oxfordshire

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Toot Baldon, Oxford, OX44 9NG, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Sarah Heather-Holt
+44 (0)1865 340001(landline)

Inviting inside and out, this is a treat for those who love fine food in a fabulous setting. Daily specials, light lunches and local ale

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You're in deep countryside here, despite being only six miles from Oxford, and the Mole continues to wow foodies from far and wide. Hospitality is in the very fabric of the old timber-framed building that's been a watering hole for centuries. Thoughts drift to a cosy winter lunch, lounging in club chairs beside the inglenook, perhaps with a pint of Hooky's in hand. On a summer's day, the light-filled conservatory is a pretty spot. Chic rusticity extends into all three dining areas; fat candles on blond wood tables, chunky terracotta floors, the sun angling in on a tasty bowl of Fowey mussels with fresh baked bread. Daily specials point to a modern British menu peppered with eastern inspiration. The cooking is excellent; we enjoyed a hearty chicken caesar salad with delicious focaccia. Warm, friendly staff complete the picture.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Sarah Heather-Holt:

Local points of interest from
Sarah Heather-Holt:

  • Harcourt Arboretum 5 mins drive from the Mole and 15 minutes from the centre of Oxford, A beautiful botanical gardens since 1963 with some of the finest conifers in the UK set in 130 acres of picturesque landscape
  • The Dreaming Spires of Oxford, 15 minutes away from the Mole is Oxford City Centre, world famous for its prestigious universities and dreaming spires, go punting along the river, stroll in the beautiful gardens and catch up on some shopping at the Westgate
  • The mini plant Oxford, The birthplace and heart of the MINI production, hundreds of minis are assembled on the lines each day, you can book a 2 hour guided tour of the plant for £19.00
  • Take a walk on the countryside, The Mole in is surrounded by beautiful walks in the Oxfordshire countryside and the Mole Inn is a perfect pit stop for afterwards
  • Wittenham Clumps, a pair of wooden chalk hills in the Thames Valley in the parish of little Wittenham a historic county in the parish of Berkshire, the higher of the two is 390 feet above sea level and makes a great place to explore with the kids
  • Pendon Museum, in Long Wittenham, located near to Didcot Oxfordshire, a museum that displays scale models, in particular a large scene representing parts of the Vale of the White Horse in the 1920's and 1930's
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The Mole Inn is a beautiful gastro pub hidden away on the Oxfordshire countryside, we had a great visit and enjoyed all of our meals, they were truly the 2 aa rosette standard that they have been awarded and the staff are extremely attentive, friendly and knowledgable - we will return again soon"

George - Oxford, United Kingdom

October 2019

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Lunch & dinner £12.95-£18. Bar meals £5.95-£9.95.


Open all day.


Toot Baldon, Oxford, OX44 9NG, Oxfordshire