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The Moletrap, Tawney Common - pub details

Address: Tawney Common, Epping, Essex, CM16 7PU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27637) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Been visiting Mole Trap for many years. It's evolved very much as a food pub and probably because of it's location (no public transport, not in a town) is much frequented, especially on weekdays, by more "mature" folk. Some are Rambler types, but most drive.
Add to this the lack of music, TV, kids and gaming machines in the bar, and you get a good picture of what the pub is like; it even closes in the afternoons like all pubs used to do ! And they only accept cash !

The beers are always really well tended, the food is freshly cooked and the staff are pleasant and friendly.
On some Sunday mornings, people turn up with their classic cars and motorcycles; a nice opportunity for a chat along the lines of "I had one of those once"

The Mole Trap is unique in this part of the world, and long may it be so.
Jimdee - 14 Mar 2014 15:27
Our party of 7 went here for a sunday lunch, spent 85 quid, the food arrived only for my granddaughter to find a hair in her food. My wife took the meal back to the bar to ask for a replacement, the result of this being the 'guvnor' came out of the kitchen, dressed in filthy clothes, thrust a tenner into my hand and then threw us out. I asked for an explanation, to be told that 'you've been trouble since you walked in', listen you throwback, when I put my 10 year old granddaughter, my octogenarian parents and my niece and her husband in cars and drive 10 miles to get there, it isn't to make trouble. You were rude, ignorant and showed yourself to be stupid as when I tried to discuss the situation, you just kept grunting 'youre finished, get out'
cjc0784 - 7 Apr 2013 16:28
just went to the mole trap to have a nice dinner when there was a hair in one of our foods. we took it back and asked for a replacement. we were waiting and waiting until suddenly a man came up to us and told us to get out. apparently we were trouble makers the second we walked in. he didn't tell us what we did wrong. we came out and was left confused thinking what we had done. i didn't like the way that man was talking to us.
je30 - 7 Apr 2013 15:52
I absolutely love The Moletrap. Dave and Jean (landlord and landlady) are wonderful people who really know how to take care of their customers, and their beer!

There are 4 ale pumps of which three of those are guest ales which are changed very frequently, so you'll always have something new to try every time you go. You don't get that very often!

I love ale and trying new beers and it's such a pleasure coming down every week or so and seeing new beers to try.

The food is absolutely amazing; beautifully cooked and served piping hot. I am a huge fan of their cod and chips. I don't know what they do to it but the it all tastes wonderful.

I've been a regular here for the past 2 years and I can happily say that it is my favourite pub (all thanks to my boyfriend who took me there for our first meal together).

They have two cats and a dog who you will see every now and then. The cats are really lovely and will hang around you if you have fish for dinner. ;P They don't bug you, they only watch.
The dog is a big softie who loves a stroke and never barks. Say hello if you see her :)

Highly recommend!
KatieHoweyPhoto - 25 Sep 2012 16:55
This pub is a stand out favourite. It has a wonderful landlord and landlady (Dave and Jean) who really look after their beers. There's usually three guest ales on, with Fuller's London Pride as a permanent fourth. Should a beer not taste quite right, they won't hesitate to allow you to select another (this is a rare occurrence).

The food is home made and exceptionally well cooked. It is always cooked to perfection. Yes, perhaps the Ham, Egg and Chips is expensive, but you get a large portion of ham which is locally produced. The other meals are also excellent (may I recommend the lasagne - or during the Christmas period, the turkey). I am told that the Cod and chips is the best for miles (not a fish person myself).

This pub has remained my favourite choice for a beer or meal for the last 5 years, and it hasn't changed a bit in that time (though it has had a paint and new patio - both were needed - and it now looks much nicer on the outside).

Gets busy on warm days (and the poor waitresses are run off their feet) so you *might* not get a hello/how's your meal etc during busy periods, but if you are around during less busy periods the staff will always be up for a chat.

Can't recommend highly enough.
paulskinner - 11 Jun 2012 18:28

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