Home! That was what they meant, those caressing appeals, Those soft touches wafted through the air, those invisible little hands pulling and tugging, all one way.

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind and The Willows

Located in the beautiful village of Cookham Dean in rural Berkshire. The Mole & Badger is a home-from-home modern British restaurant, bar & wine emporium serving amazing quality food, local brews & top notch wines.

Open 7 days a week we offer a relaxed and informal setting where everybody can enjoy themselves & feel welcome without the compromise of food quality. Inspired by the seasons and driven by a Michelin trained kitchen, the food style is inspired by the best seasonal British produce we can source. From local venison to the most amazing mackerel caught off the south coast, our food ethos will be driven by quality, seasonality and sustainability.

Whether it’s Breakfast, lunch, dinner, a brew or a glass of wine that tickles your fancy, we have something for everyone to enjoy.

“The Mole & Badger is really inspired by the fantastic produce that Britain has to offer. The vast array of ingredients coupled with seasonality is the driving force behind our menus. It is our suppliers and producers that dictate what is on the menu at any given time. I very much look forward to welcoming you to The Mole & Badger.”

Johnny Prince, Chef Patron


The Chef

Born & raised in Leicestershire, in the heart of Charnwood Forest, it’s fair to say that Johnny developed a passion for food from a very early age. With food at the centre of both family-life and holidays, it was only expected that food would have a huge influence on his life.

Balancing both a weekend job at a highly acclaimed local restaurant with school life, Johnny certainly gained understanding of the kitchen early on.

On completing his GCSE’s and with his passion and desire for learning high, Johnny underwent stages in some of the country’s most highly regarded kitchens including that of one michelin starred Hambleton Hall, Raymond Blanc’s two michelin starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons and Hix of Soho, as well as working with the UKs largest operator of restaurants, pubs & bars, “Mitchells and Butlers”.

Based in Leicestershire, local recognition has been at the forefront of many cookery demonstrations in schools and colleges, as well as personal cookery lessons & some brand representation.

Johnny brings his passion for cooking to The Mole & Badger where he showcases his culinary creativity & flair using some of Britain’s finest ingredients. A firm believer in letting the ingredients do the talking, Johnny’s food combines simplicity & fine ingredients with big big flavours.

The Best

Driven by our dedication to seasonal, locally sourced produce, we strive to serve only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Featuring organic free range meats, line caught fish and creative interpretations of classic British dishes, there's little room for disappointment.

Amazing Quality

Different ambiances, different moods.

Wine Emporium

With a wide selection of high quality fine wines, our wine emporium is guaranteed to excite and inspire every palate, whether its red, white or something bubblier you fancy. We even boast our very own made-in-house rosé, the perfect accompaniment to our fresh, local produce.


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The Mole & Badger

You can reach us at:

+44 1628 482638

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Opening Hours

8am – 11pm
8am – 11pm
8am – 11pm
8am – 12pm
8am – 12pm
8.30am – 12pm
8.30am – 12pm


The Mole & Badger Restaurant, Bar & Wine Emporium

The Old Cricket Common, Cookham Dean, Maidenhead
Berkshire, SL6 9NZ



Tel : 01628 482638

Email : reservations@themoleandbadger.co.uk

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