A short preamble

Our regular guests have been folloiwing the changes we’ve gone through the last couple of years – from a fledgling start-up to the number one dining venue in our Village.  Changes are inevitable, and we decided in July 2022 to close our doors for a ‘hibernation’ when loadshedding, the uncontrollable effects of the rising fuel price, the effect of the local and global economy on consumer spending power and of course, the ravages of a brutal cold winter made business simply impossible and, honestly, foolish to try and sustain.

After a short hiatus, we were proud participants in the first Wine, Art and Music (WAM) festival in August 2022, the first festival to resume after the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, we decided to resume business, but in a renewed, sensible way.

We started off with a smaller menu, based on the principles of authentic artisanal artistry, with 99% of our meals made, by hand, right here in our wood-fired oven. As the seasons change, and we find our feet again, our menu will keep on evolving.

Menu (Version: September 2022)

The story behind our menu name

Why the 'Enfield Chronicle'?
Well, in short, the 103-year old cottage - now home to Molly's Speakeasy - was built in 1918 by the Fidler family (immigrants from England) and the cottage was known as 'The Enfield Cottage'.

Why the name 'Enfield' was chosen as far as we know remains a mystery, and there are a few speculations ... you choose your favourite one.

HD wallpaper: weapons, cartridges, rifle, Lee-Enfield, No.1 Mk III ...

The  more romantic assumption for the origin of the name ‘Enfield’, could have referred to the Lee Enfield rifle, a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. Our Enfield Pub is named in honour of the Fidlers’ quirky cottage that remained standing for more than a century.

Another option refers to the Royal Enfield,  a company in England who sold motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines, also known as the Enfield Cycle Company.

Coat of arms of London Borough of Enfield

The last, and probably the most plausible reference, is that the ‘Enfield’ name may most likely be attributable to the London Borough of Enfield in North England, possibly where the Fidler family’s roots originated.