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The Grumpy Mole

$$ - $$$, , British
Dorking Road | Tadworth, Tadworth KT20 5RX, England
+44 1737 353529
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“mole” (16 reviews)
“scones” (16 reviews)
“sea bream” (13 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dorking Road | Tadworth, Tadworth KT20 5RX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Friends took us here. It was a friendly no fuss reception. Lovely table setting. Prompt drinks order. Drinks arrived, order taken. The service was excellent, just the right amount of time between courses. All 4 starters were varied and of good standard. On the main...More

Thank jamesse25
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on Friday evening for dinner with my wife and another couple. We had great expectations based upon previous trip advisor reviews, and previous difficulties in securing a table. Atmosphere was quaint and busy. Staff were helpful, but basic trained - demonstrated by mistakes in...More

Thank KaribuClan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a delightful place and welcome. I thought because we were only able to book a table at the bar, we would be sat in the bar..... and we were, but at a comfortable table, everything just as in the main restaurant but with super...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Higher end pub food but restaurant prices. That aside, the food is fabulous and worth the money. I had moules for a starter and the sauce was outstanding. I will have this for a main course next time as it was so good. The sea...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was running 15mins late so we didn't get to the restaurant until 9.15pm, rather close to the time the kitchen shut! But we were met with a broad smile, reassured we could relax, and had a lovely freshly prepared meal. This place never...More

Thank Simona H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on the 26th of August with family (group of 15 plus 6 kids) for a surprise leaving party. Being a Saturday afternoon it was quite busy in the restaurant & bar area but the atmosphere was perfect. I live quite close in Cobham...More

Thank Londonbabysw19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my friend's birthday here with a wonderful afternoon tea. I had been recommended here and we weren't disappointed! The tea is generous and comes with freshly made sandwiches with delicious fillings, warm scones, pretty little cakes and tea. What a treat! The staff...More

Thank NatalieAnderson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fact that you generally need to book is testament to the quality of this venue. The service, extensive menu and ambience are always good as is the value. You are always assured of a great welcome and as such I have no hesitation in...More

Thank CDL2264
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I looked at the reviews on TA and found this pub highly recommend so made a reservation for lunch. We were greeted with a warm smile and hello. Our table was ready on arrival and we were shown the way to it. The staff were...More

Thank DJJ252
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us ate here one evening and I cannot fault the food or the service. Every course was well presented and tasty and the waiting staff were attentive without being intrusive. Ample parking made it an easy visit and we will definitely return.

Thank stnors
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2017|
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Response from Lynda S | Reviewed this property |
I do know this is always incredibly well booked for Christmas ..... I haven't checked for Boxing Day.
26 January 2017|
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Response from Grumpy M | Property representative |
Hi Sabjohn15, We do not have dedicated kids menu but will accommodate certainly. We can do a majority of our dishes as a child's portion and also sometimes have other items not listed on the menu, however, please do give... More
14 July 2015|
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Response from Grumpy M | Property representative |
Hi, A delayed response, however, there was a building opposite which has now been knocked down that was known as Jeanette's Restaurant a long time ago. It was then known as Royal Phoenix which had been shut down for at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorking Road | Tadworth, Tadworth KT20 5RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Tadworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1737 353529
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