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Mole, Monk Sherborne

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The Mole Inn in Monk Sherborne has just reopened. This charming village pub is located in the picturesque village of Monk Sherborne, just a few miles north west of Basingstoke. The pub has been lovingly restored by Landlord Keith Giles and provides a warm, contemporary, yet traditional atmosphere in its beautiful, cosy bar and restaurant and pretty outside gardens.
We serve a mix of fine food, wines and real ales. Freshly baked cakes and teas and coffees are also available during the day. Our menus are varied and include light snacks, a full a la carte menu and set price menus, which change often.
Our friendly team of skilled staff look forward to welcoming you and are happy to take group bookings and run special events upon request. It is advised that tables are reserved in advance to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01256 889911 or visit
piggygoestomarket - 12 Oct 2016 15:11
Recently bought by the owner of some other pubs in the local area, expect it to reopen soon.
Will95 - 6 Jul 2015 20:58
I really hope this pub re-opens as it has alot of character and with the right ownership and some investment could be a really nice village pub
wrinkley - 25 Nov 2010 17:56
Pub now appears to be closed.
micksimm - 6 Oct 2010 12:17
First; ale_hunter, I don't believe my comments are damaging, a good pub is so much more than being about good ale. Comfort does matter and it would be a foolish landlord that didn't think that. Now, as promised I have returned, now that the new owner has had time to settle in. What I found this time was 2 real ales, both from W. Berks, both in excellant condition. Very good service from the very efficient barman. Food ok, the barman tells me the chef is not working at the moment due to falling off his bike but is making a speedy recovery and will soon be back in the saddle, so to speak ,so I think more adventurous fare will be on offer soon. 5 degreees outside and still cold inside. I asked the barman why the fires wern't lit and he told me that the landlord was chopping up some wood as they only had big logs and needed small ones to get them going. There was evidence that the fires had been lit so I guess I am just unlucky to go in at the wrong time. Sorry to go on about the heating but it is important to my wife who won't go in there again untill it's warmer. Overall I think this pub is very good and I will certainly be calling in more often. What it really needs now is customers. So come on all you locals you can help make a difference here
arferjob - 21 Feb 2010 03:02
Arferjob - As well as the damage your dismissive comments can do, you forgot to mention the different selection of beers on offer, inc the fab 'flower pots'.

That's what this site is all about right? Not warming your backside on a radiator.
And when I was in last Saturday it was lovely and warm, they do have log fires after all!

Please people, The Mole needs our help to turn it back into the kind of village pub we all desperately desire and holding back from spending your money behind the bar will do them no favours whatsover!

I know the new landlord and he is willing to listen and do what he can to make it work - but its cost him a lot to get it into its current state as the previous tenants wrecked the place. And none of the breweries have helped him out.

They need our help NOW, not in a month or so. The passion is there, they just need the cash to make it happen. Otherwise another delightful little boozer will fail and all you'll be left with is nasty chain pubs selling rubbish beer and microwaved food.


Rant over.

ale_hunter - 2 Dec 2009 17:15
Now re-opened. Very cold, as in no heating, no atmosphere and no discernable difference from before. Early days though, so worth a revisit in a month or so when the new owner has had time to settle in
arferjob - 11 Nov 2009 21:39
Now closed down for the foreseeable future.
A sad sight as another country pub closes,
how do i know it"s closed because i drove all the way there to find out !!
winchesterclub - 18 May 2009 10:30
Went there on Saturday 15th March 08. Despite booking in person at 6pm for a table of 3 for 8pm, the landlady (Fiona) didn't remember the booking, kept us waiting over half an hour for a table - despite the fact there were 4 empty tables in the restaurant which were not, or ever were, in use. 3 starters & 3 main courses ordered - 2 of each were NOT available. Soup (as a replacement starter) was nothing more than thin gravy with a lump of stale bread in it, steaks were tough and dry. Service poor (had to ask for cutlery - are you supposed to eat soup with your fingers?) Pricy for VERY poor quality. DON'T GO THERE.
Try ANY other pub in the area for food first
Feverman - 17 Mar 2008 09:48
I have been there 3 times at various times of the day and never found it open yet.

The sign on the door "Mole Hall" that says it's open all day should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Dan137 - 23 Jan 2008 19:03
Nice little pub. Had a good meal there & the beer was ok.
grubbytech - 28 May 2007 18:26
Nice little local pub, opens odd hours often says opean all day but when you go there its closed. Bit pricey for what it is but OK.
CDAB - 5 Feb 2007 03:08
Very small & traditional
Alexh1982 - 26 Dec 2005 09:50

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