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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Average food, lovely desserts and settings

Been here twice now. The settings is gorgeous with a lovely beer garden and on a hot day it's the ideal place to spend time with a few beers. Sadly the food lets this place down, a typical pub menu (fantastic) but sadly the quality just isn't there. Luckily the desserts are great (has the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
MCP91
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Been here twice now. The settings is gorgeous with a lovely beer garden and on a hot day it's the ideal place to spend time with a few beers. Sadly the food lets this place down, a typical pub menu (fantastic) but sadly the quality just isn't there. Luckily the desserts are great (has the cheesecake).

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Telford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After a superb meal at the Rising Sun the previous we ventured further down towards Oxford after another day at Bleinham Palace and stumbled across another great surprise Service nice and friendly and good served in a timely manner, the food can only be described as amazing, I couldn't manage a dessert Great Visit Well Done would definitely come back... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We came across the Turnpike by accident after our first choice fell through, and despite a smallish car park found a space straight away next to the entrance. We felt relaxed and welcomed as soon as we entered, it was 8 O'clock but still very busy with the resteraunt fully booked, but with plenty of seating and small tables in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As a visitor to the area we decided to try a meal close to where we were staying. On entering the turnpike it was very busy, on a Wednesday!! Anyway we were attracted to the lunch menu which was very reasonably priced, however soon discovered this is pie day. I had a steak and kidney pudding with seasonal veg and... More 

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Pembrokeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just happened to be passing and called in for lunch. Sat in the beer garden for lunch. Good quality food and reasonable portion sizes. Staff very friendly.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I always go to the turnpike with my family as is very close to my inlaws house . And we always have a friendly stuff and tasty food .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Visited the Turnpike for their festival. Food was lovely and there was a great friendly atmosphere with a bouncy castle for the children. Music very good

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Have eaten here 3 or 4 times and always on the spur of the moment when driving on the nearby A34. It can get busy and in my opinion the car park is not really large enough. We arrived late afternoon but it didn't take too long for a table to be cleared and set up. In the meantime I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place was fabulous ! Quirky inside beautiful decor and bar area gorgeous staff were incredible when we asked about the real ale the barman gave us a taste of each one ! Pins superb presented with everything inc mint ! Waiting staff were so attentive but in the background and all the meals were lovely. Maybe serve gravy in... More 

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a pub situated North of Oxford that I have passed on many occasions and never really thought to stop before. On entering you are met with stone flagged floors, a large bar area, stone walls, lounge chairs and nooks and crannies. There is a nicely kept beer garden to the rear. Inside there is also a television on... 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, Pub
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?