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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
01865 847666
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good value and excellent service

We'd been to Blenheim Palace and decided to find a pub on our way home to have lunch. I'd remembered seeing The Turnpike on our way in so we decided to try there. The staff were very helpful from the moment we walked in and service was prompt and friendly all the way through. It was very busy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
isisjem
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We'd been to Blenheim Palace and decided to find a pub on our way home to have lunch. I'd remembered seeing The Turnpike on our way in so we decided to try there. The staff were very helpful from the moment we walked in and service was prompt and friendly all the way through. It was very busy and I... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped off here for a meal due to traffic congestion & so very pleased we did. Service was very prompt & waiting staff were very polite & helpful. We both had fish, chips & peas which was cooked to perfection. The batter on the fish was light & crunchy & the whole meal was hot. All in all highly recommend

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We came across the Turnpike on our way to Blenheim Palace. Having decided from past experience places in Woodstock would be expensive. Although they were very busy we were well looked after. The staff were charming and the food good at a reasonable price. At lunch time I had a Bacon and Brie Melt which was excellent with a side... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had been driving around on a Sunday afternoon, trying to find somewhere to eat around the Oxford area, and the outside looked inviting for a February so we went in. There were plenty of staff on call, and they managed to find a table despite them obviously being fairly well booked. The food was lovely although the beef in... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My only gripe with this pub is that when we arrived, there was a bit of a wait to be seated. The reason was obvious: there was only one member of staff on hand, and he was deluged with patrons at the bar. However, once we did get seated, service was very good and the food we ordered arrived extremely... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived on time for our table to be told that the party before had not finished on our table. This was fine and we were happy to wait, however we were found a different table which was also fine. However service was slow, we weren't offered more drinks after the first round, sauces were offered but didn't arrive so... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Ate with four colleagues on a cold Janaury evening, waitress was friendly and attentive. Food was ok but some dishes were disappointing in that calamari starter was average and Lamb shank for main course was really really small compared to the numerous times I have had a lamb shank in pubs before. Small Dessert with a coffee was a good... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After receiving several glowing reviews by friends about the Turnpike, my husband and I were looking forward to our meal on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately our experience left a lot to be desired. Upon arrival we were told by a hostess that they were very busy and that there would be short wait for our table. After half an hour... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have been to the Turnpike many times as we are quite local. We visited late afternoon on Sunday and they had already run out of por, Chicken and Turkey. I took beef as the best option still available. It arrived and was as tough as old boots - jaw ache to get it down! The roasties were black on... More 

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stumbled across this little pub on the way home from a jobbing Oxford. Liked the look of it so I decided to stop for lunch. Inside it's very cosy and inviting and deceptively spacious. The staff are very friendly and efficient. I kept it simple with sausages and mash, which came with onion rings. Unfortunately it was served far too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: 01865 847666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?