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The Three Moles
Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in Petworth
Price range: US$3 - US$18
Description: The Three Moles is a small traditional country pub and real ale house in the village of Selham, West Sussex. The current owners took over on 1st May 2017 and have given the pub a complete refresh inside and out, restoring its character and introducing a bigger, better range of ales, larger, wines and spirits. More improvement work is planned over the coming year including a major makeover of the large sun trap of a garden. The pub is small (one of the smallest in Sussex) but is able to cater for large pre-booked groups thanks to a large marquee in the garden. With a campsite located next door, it is even easier to spend a late night here and not have to worry about driving home! Well behaved children and dogs are welcome (no under 18s at the bar end of the pub). We offer a menu consisting of traditional pub grub such as pies, fish and chips, burgers or a bowl of cheesy chips or scampi for example. Please visit our website for more information.
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Description: The Three Moles is a small traditional country pub and real ale house in the village of Selham, West Sussex. The current owners took over on 1st May 2017 and have given the pub a complete refresh inside and out, restoring its character and introducing a bigger, better range of ales, larger, wines and spirits. More improvement work is planned over the coming year including a major makeover of the large sun trap of a garden. The pub is small (one of the smallest in Sussex) but is able to cater for large pre-booked groups thanks to a large marquee in the garden. With a campsite located next door, it is even easier to spend a late night here and not have to worry about driving home! Well behaved children and dogs are welcome (no under 18s at the bar end of the pub). We offer a menu consisting of traditional pub grub such as pies, fish and chips, burgers or a bowl of cheesy chips or scampi for example. Please visit our website for more information.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Lovely landlord/lady! Always a fun night for drinkers! Have tasted the food, and it's absolutely fantastic! Wonderful garden to enjoy during the warmer months, and a cozy atmosphere indoors when it's cold. :)

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Went in for a quick lunch with a friend but was very disappointed. Though the area is stunning and the pub itself looks very pretty on entering the pub it was very cold, when we tried to close the door a rude local said the door had to be left open so people knew it was open, and very unwelcoming. We asked if they were doing food and the reply was that they were moving things in the kitchen but they could turn on a microwave. After having one drink in the cold empty place we decided to leave, the owners didnt even ask if we wanted food and didnt seem bothered either way.

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1  Thank Bumpkin7
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Tolly_Mole, Owner at The Three Moles, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hi, sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at The Three Moles. My partner and I took over last month and a lot has changed since. Hopefully you can come back and see all the improvements yourself, along with our new menu that can be seen on our website.

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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Recently changed hands to James and Emma it's primarily a drink pub that does food. The beer, which is Betty Stoggs, Swift One and a guest beer that goes on the engine on Thursday/Friday is always in perfect condition. It's the right temperature, clear with good foam and the locals keep it flowing fast so it doesn't get any better than this pub. The food is good as well though, simple stuff like curry, chilli con carne, beef stew, ploughman's are all really nice which is dangerous in a way because it keeps you drinking there for too long! The garden is nice and the road in front of the pub is quiet so it safe for nippers, one good thing about this place is the absence of noise, in fact when you're in the garden it's silent apart from the wildlife which is a major plus point for me, It's a real genuine pub, the beer is excellent, the food is surprising it's well worth a visit!

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2  Thank Riggaz
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Tolly_Mole, Owner at The Three Moles, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your review. My partner and I took over the pub on 1st May 2017 and we have made many changes and improvements since with more still to come.

It would be great for you to come back and see what we have done and try out our new traditional pub grub menu including Sunday Roasts.

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

The Three Moles is situated in the middle of nowhere just one and a half miles from one of the best camping and caravaning sites in the South of England in the village of Graffham. I know they are both good because I used them both this weekend (not their fault it was so hot).
The camp site warden recommended the pub to me and I'm glad they did. Fantastic beer garden, superb beer and great value homemade food. Yes, the mussel chowder was the business.
I read BobBarratts review and can only think that was sour grapes on his part for not getting a freebie stop over for the weekend. I would imagine it would be professional suicide for the landlord to allow campervans to use his car park free of charge when he is so close to the site.
If you are in the area The Three Moles is a must visit.

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4  Thank diggerexplorer
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

An Oasis in the heart of some of Southern Englands best riding and walking country.Independent family run real pub with super quality and value home cooked food.
Superbly kept Bowmans Swift one and the ever popular Betty Stoggs.
It is worthy of note that the Moles does not open at lunchtimes on weekdays.
Stagecoach service 1 runs along the A272 One mile North of Selham and its within walking. distance of the local accomadation and sites in the sourounding downland villages.
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3  Thank Channex1T
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