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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 41
    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
Great for Family gatherings

I ideal Oxfordshire place as a half way point for friends and family to meet and enjoy good wholesome cooking in a country style pub. I have been visiting here for several years and never been disappointed. Sometimes very busy and popular so service is a little slow but that's the joys of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Pawjh2000
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Whitton, United Kingdom
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English first
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Turnpike twice in May 2015 to eat and once just for drinks. This is one of the Vintage Inns chain and the menu is vast. First time I had Beef Wellington which was delicious. Second time it was Sunday Roast. Guest ales are kept in perfect condition. Very attentive staff who are so helpful.

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Whitton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I ideal Oxfordshire place as a half way point for friends and family to meet and enjoy good wholesome cooking in a country style pub. I have been visiting here for several years and never been disappointed. Sometimes very busy and popular so service is a little slow but that's the joys of the countryside and not the hustle and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The visit started off badly when my pint of orange and lemonade was made using two drinks left behind the bar. They probably hadn't been there that long but the lemonade was flat and the barman didn't explain what he was doing. The burgers we ordered were overcooked and dry and my partner's burger was so charred it was bitter... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I use this every time i visit the BMW plant and associated clients great food very good selection on menu truly great Fish & Chips !

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have driven past this pub for years but have never been in until a weeks ago and I'm gutted as I've been missing out ! From the time you foot steps through the door your welcomed like a local the staff give a great service. The food is very mixed and there is lots to chose from and some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pleasant staff but very slow service.Food was of average quality and average presentation. Was amused by the fact that they could not produce a steak sandwich despite having all the ingredients.Something to do with it being a Bank holiday.Sometimes wonder if some establishments are actually interested in serving the customer with what they want. Answer to problem was obvious, order... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We called here en route to Southampton for a lunch break. We received a very warm welcome from the landlady and everything that followed was in the same style. We enjoyed an excellent beef burger and a superb roast beef sandwich. Service and quality and quantity of food were all excellent.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good chain pub. Tasty food and good value. Consistent quality and friendly staff. Voucher deals often available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I'd driven past a few times and thought nothing of it. Just so happens a friend suggested going for dinner as was a central location for the both of us. Lovely warm feel inside and the food was brilliant and very reasonable. Plenty of drinks choice and staff very polite & friendly

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Oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There were four of us who went for dinner one Wednesday evening, we were quickly shown to our table, which was very nice and then promptly served the drinks that we had ordered at the bar on the way past. The 2 men ordered the mixed grill and us ladies both had steak. Every plate was completely cleared! The food... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?