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The Mole & Chicken
The Mole & Chicken

The Mole & Chicken Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.themoleandchicken.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0184 420 8387
  • Hours of Operation: Mon: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from The Mole & Chicken
The Mole and Chicken is a picturesque, ivy-covered country pub and restaurant in Easington near Long Crendon that is renowned for its Sunday roasts and superb views of the surrounding Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside. The country-cottage-chic interior is all chocolate brown and tan leather seats, whitewashed walls and designer fabrics, and the kitchen at The Mole and Chicken uses seasonal ingredients to create their moreish Mediterranean/British menu. We highly recommend the BBQ belly pork ribs; chilli fried baby squid with garlic, lemon and olive oil; and the devilled kidneys on toast. Enjoyed yourself so much that you don't want to leave? You don't have to, just book one of the five boutique bedrooms located next door! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We booked a table for a party of 7 just before Christmas. Food is good although I was expecting a bit more of my Christmas beef rib main. The service was excessively slow and the restaurant was not even half full. We left after the main since our toddler had enough and we didn't order our dessert which was part of the menu. The staff didn't mentioned anything and was quite happy to charge us full price plus the service charge for parties of 6 or more. Sorry Mole and Chicken but we won't return again."
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "We had a special family meal for 8 and we weren't disappointed. The decor was nice. What looks like a run of the mill pub but with very lovely food indeed. I didn't pay the bill but i don't suppose it was cheap but i wouldn't expect it to be for what we got!"
    dined on 17/10/2013
  • "We went to the Mole & Chicken for our anniversary and it was our first time there. We had been recommended it as an informal restaurant with good food and service. The place is under staffed. We waited 40 minutes between our starter and main course and for the entire time our starter plates were left on the table. We had to catch the waitresses eye for drinks (which wasnt easy as they were rushed of their feet). We wouldnt have minded so much if it was packed to capacity, but it wasnt. The icing on the cake was that when the bill arrived with a comment card it had already been filled out as EXCELLENT! The food was OK, my steak was cooked well, other half's over done and leathery. The service was so poor we wouldnt return or recommend."
    dined on 20/09/2013
  • "Food and service were fine. Only minor point was that I had chosen my meal on line before going only to find that the menu was different."
    dined on 19/09/2013
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.We would certainly return in the future as the food was excellent and the staff very efficient and friendly.We had our grandson with us ,aged 1 and he seemed to enjoy the food ,staff attention etc as well."
    dined on 19/08/2013
  • "We dined at The Mole & Chicken on several occasions some years ago when it was run by New Zealand staff and it was excellent. Reports that it had gone downhill put us off further dinner dates! However, recently we were advised to give it another go and we were far from dissapointed. Congratulations to all who have brought the dining experience in this establishment back up to near top notch. We'll certainly be returning."
    dined on 14/08/2013
  • "Although a nice setting very very expensive for what you get, unlikely to go there again due to this"
    dined on 04/08/2013
  • "The Mole and Chicken is very beautifully set, and rightly proud of its rank in The Times as the nation’s 3rd best. However, such high accolades are a lot to live up to. Only a couple of ales and no cider on tap, and a delay in being seated weren’t a perfect start; however, sizeable starters were enjoyable, though the devilled kidneys lacked any piquancy at all which was a shame. It was a Sunday menu, so predominantly roasts on offer – we had one pork, one beef, both of which were good without jumping out as much more than good pub fare. We had a nice glass of house red to accompany, and overall a pleasant evening – though nothing we couldn’t have got in the village pubs where we live, at a more reasonable price."
    dined on 16/06/2013
  • "Light crispy fried squid and aioli - nice smaller portion as a starter and very well seasoned - not bland Lean grouse and fresh veg - good mix of veg vs meat Warm and delicious hot chocolate fondant, good portion size as it's rich!"
    dined on 21/06/2013
  • "Selection limited, food good quality, service very slow"
    dined on 14/06/2013
  • "We were really pleased with our evening meal with friends. The atmosphere was really good and although the Mole and Chicken was busy we felt as though we were in a place of our own. Good food, good company, good service what more could you ask for!"
    dined on 13/06/2013
  • "Booked online via top table mentioning I am a wheelchair user. Arrived at restaurant to find I had been reserved the perfect table with plenty of room to negotiate my chair into. I've been to many pubs/restaurants that are accessible but very few actually have a disabled loo like the Mole & Chicken's. Food was also top notch and planned to come back again and take advantage of the great views from the rear deck."
    dined on 31/05/2013
  • "Not a massive amount of variety on offer here, but what was delivered was of high quality. Pork belly main was delicious, but lacking enough jus (more was provided upon request) and so was the steak, cooked exactly to specification and offered with a delicious peppercorn sauce. Wine list was adequate, but not extensive. Highlight for me was the sticky toffee pudding!"
    dined on 17/05/2013
  • "Excellent food & service. Made a special evening extra special. Will go again soon."
    dined on 14/05/2013
  • "excellent and attentive service. The food was enjoyed by all. No adverse comment from us or our guests. The fish and chips plate left oil on the place matt despite having some paper put under the fish."
    dined on 30/04/2013
  • "Really lovely menu and food throughout, lovely staff and service, just a bit slow (which is why it doesn't quite get 5*). Don't let this put you off though, do go, seriously, really do go, it has great views, must be great in the summer. It is very unusual in my experience for everyone to get a (different) great starter, a great main and a great desert. Just make sure you have time for a leisurely meal and take something for the kids to do while they wait. It is a good place to while away the afternoon without kids to be honest (though their kids meals are very good). We'll be back I'm sure."
    dined on 23/03/2013
  • "Rather off the beaten track, the oddly named Mole and Chicken serves delicious food at a snail's pace - the price of freshly prepared food. There wouldn't be much point in popping in for a quick bite here. The food is worth waiting for, if pricey, though the bar menu offers good value for money. Wasn't too keen on our table - right by the toilets. It wasn't conducive to enjoying the food."
    dined on 06/04/2013
  • "Hi, I went to the Mole and Chicken with my wife for our fifth Wedding Anniversary. On arrival we were upgraded to a table next to the window with a view. We found the overall experience fantastic and very good value for money. The standard of the food was extremely high. My seafood curry was amazing as was my wife's Guinea Fowl. Starters were excellent too. Deserts were very high quality. The views from the restaurant were outstanding. Overall an excellent find and I would definitely recommend it again."
    dined on 06/04/2013
  • "The Mole and Chicken is a very pleasant restaurant, and It's difficult to fault the food here, however the service lets the place down. It's not bad as such, just incredibly pushy! From the moment we walked through the door we were being pushed along. When I'm paying as much as this, and the price is closer to what I'd expect in central London than rural Oxfordshire, I don't expect to be hurried along. If they're going to try to turn their tables over twice each evening, they shouldn't accept 8pm bookings."
    dined on 29/03/2013
  • "I arranged for 2 of my clients to stay at the Mole and Chicken, specifically as I knew the restaurant was so good from previous visits. The whole standard of accommodation combined with an excellent restaurant ensured a very successful meeting"
    dined on 05/03/2013
  • "Had a lovely evening with really good food. It was the 2nd time I have been there, but the first in the evening. But I have not been disappointed when I went I went in the afternoon last November. I will go back for more as I do like my food. It is a very nice pub."
    dined on 06/02/2013
  • "The menu has a good selection and the food is well prepared. I had devilled kidneys and Thai prawn curry - both well presented and tasty Sadly on Sunday evening the restaurant only had 3 tables booked and it was very quiet - normally this place is really buzzing. Would recommend"
    dined on 06/01/2013