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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 coriander and white pepper squid, aïoli, chorizo and endive, then braised ox cheek, carrots, horseradish mash, herb crumbs and bone marrow sauce; ending with apple and blackberry crumble and custard. Bar dishes include spaghetti, creamed wild mushrooms, truffle oil and parmesan; and pork belly Thai curry. 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

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Beechwood Bitter, Vale Wychert
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


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

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 Rd signed Chilton. Approximately 0.75 mile to pub

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