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The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
01865 847666
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Ranked #9 of 20 Restaurants in Kidlington
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

i use the Turnpike every time i visit a customer in Oxford , it is always very busy and the food is superb great outdoor area in the summer

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We looked in a local guide for gastro pubs and this was one of the choices. It has a huge car park and good sized garden with pleasant tables. Inside we had a short wait to be seated but was found a table on an unexpectedly really busy night. We had a complimentary gin and tonic thanks to liking their... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Family enjoyed a couple of great evenings of Ale, food and music at this year's annual Ale festival. A truly memorable experience, great atmosphere, even if it did pour down with rain.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Here for a lunch, easy location to find, plenty of parking and the restaurant has a warm welcoming atmosphere. Unfortunately the staff seemed to be under pressure and somewhat disjointed in their approach, never had a a pint of lager shandy vigorously stirred up with an 8 inch chefs knife before, very novel technique! Service of starter was very slow... More

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Oxfordshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went here for dinner on return from holiday. Four of us were seated quickly and the waitress was very attentive. Food arrived fairly quickly, - two gammon steaks and two "whale of a fish" which turned out to be pollock and very tasty. Large portions of the main course meant that we were too full for desserts, however they looked... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having been here quite a few times, you always know you're going to get a tasty decent quality meal at the Turnpike for good value. There are better food pubs in the Oxford area but only if you go to the more expensive gastro pubs. At the Turnpike you get pub grub, however its always freshly cooked, good quality ingredients... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not been through Yarnton for many years but decided to try the Turnpike Inn since, as part of the Village Inns group, the quality should be good. It is situated not far form the main A34 Oxford by-pass so not much off the beaten track. The outside appearance is of an old inn, inside a lot of the charm is... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went here for a meal with wife and 2 daughters. ordered the fish (mine arrived uncooked and water like), one of my daughter steaks couldnt even be cut through with a steak knife, (This isnt the first steak we have had from here that is tough as old boots) Are they using cattle on their last legs???. The waitress apologised... More

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Sutton, Surrey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Over the years we had eaten at The Turnpike quite a few times and when we mentioned to my brother who lives locally about a venue for a party of 10 to celebrate our daughters 18th, he thought of here. Thank goodness we went to try it our first and didn't embarrass ourselves in front of guests. We were served... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped off for lunch as it looked v nice in the sun. Ordered starters and mains at the bar. Starters came quickly and we're ok. Then waited and waited. After 30 mins my girlfriend went to the bar to chase up. Was told it was on its way apologies guy there was a large group. I then chased 10 mins... More

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