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Pint of beer on a bar

Mole and Chicken

Secluded former cider house with panoramic views

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Kids play area
Free Wi-Fi

On the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border, Steve and Suzanne Bush's pub was built in 1831 as housing for estate workers, later becoming the village store and beer and cider house. The far-reaching views from its high terraced garden are magnificent, while inside it’s a combination of exposed beams, flagged floors and smart, contemporary furniture. Beechwood Bitter and Vale Wychert are on tap, alongside Aspall cider. From a British and eastern Mediterranean-influenced menu, a typical meal would be salt and pepper squid, aïoli, lime and coriander, then pan-fried liver, bacon and kidneys, creamed potatoes, cabbage and onion gravy; ending with warm chocolate fondant and honeycomb ice cream. Bar dishes include spaghetti, prawns, tomato, pesto and parmesan; and Thai-spiced cashew nut salad. And if you were wondering about the whimsical name – it recalls two long-gone landlords, 'Moley' and 'Johnny Chick'.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.30am–11pm (Saturday to Sunday 8am to midnight)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9.30, Sunday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Main course from12
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

M40 junctions 8 or 8a, A418 to Thame. At roundabout left onto B4011 signed Long Crendon and Bicester. In Long Crendon right into Carters Lane signed Dorton and Chilton. At T-junction left into Chilton Road signed Chilton. Approximately 0.75 mile to pub.

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