The Crafty Mole Pub

One of the Midlands’ best kept secrets, The Crafty Mole is Balgowan’s local country pub. We specialise in a range of craft beers from local Midlands breweries like Nottingham Road Brewery, Lions River BreweryClockwork Brewers and Doctrine Brewing.

We have a vast selection of vinyl and Chris spins selected genres setting the theme for a good pint – like our Prog-Rock Sundays.


Contact Chris on 082 6880270 for inquiries and bookings.

Enjoy a game of pool or a round of putt-putt, take a stroll in the gardens and make a wish at our wishing well, relax with a tasty craft beer in our beer garden or kick back, snooze in front of the fire. Bar snacks and home made soup of the day available.

The Crafty Mole is a perfect venue for a private party, small conference or product launch with a fully equipped kitchen available.


beerOpening hours 

We have a very casual set of  pub opening hours, we are always available for the dispensation of a pint or two, best bet is to phone Chris (0826880270) before arrival as he may be busy platterelsewhere around Millgate.








Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7p.m.

Fridays:10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sundays & Public Holidays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.After 5 – please phone.

The Crafty Mole is now associated with the Kolsche Stube Bistro – offering a delicious range of German cuisine that matches with the German style beers that Lions River Brewery supply us with. The Kolsche Stube do breakfasts, lunches, dinners , light meals and a have bakery/deli on site as well. Hearty meals such as eisbein, schnitzels, goulashes etc can be enjoyed as well as a good selection of lighter meals, all home prepared, baked and produced.  Breakfasts required before 10 a.m. are available bust please arrange before hand.

We are  closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (unless a public holiday or venue booking. otherwise phone ahead and arrangements can be made)

Contact Chris 082 6880270  for inquiries and bookings.

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