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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
01865 847666
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Ranked #11 of 22 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit in a week.Highly recommend the Turnpike, the service was exceptional especially from Andrea. Food was excellent too. We will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went hear for a hit and miss family Sunday lunch. The wine was reasonably priced, and of good quality, but if you are going to serve red wine, serve it at room temperature and not slightly cool. The starters ranged from fantastic breaded mushrooms to flavourless parsnip soup. The main courses were rather restricted for a Sunday lunch. They... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A local for us and have had up and down experiences, this was down. Visited on 2nd January in the evening it was very quiet. 2 starters we requested not available, 2 mains we requested not available. Soup luke warm, pate and soup served with plain white bread not crusty bread. All in all shant risk it again with special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I came here last week and had a lovely meal, the food was delicious and fresh and the despite being busy, waiting staff were friendly and attentive. I would definitely come back again.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An unexpected evening out on News years day eve food was very good and service pleasant will definitely make another visit well worth our 40 min drive to meet friends from Cotswold good half way point .

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Cercal, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have enjoyed many meals at the Turnpike over the last few years but sadly our visit over the Christmas holiday was not up to our expectations. Our request for a table was met with an abrupt 'at least 25 min wait', by the barman. Three other groups came in after us and left. We did wait, ordered drinks and... More 

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Solihull
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We tried to book a table for 48hrs prior to our visit and either got an engaged signal, or the phone just rang out. We decided to take a chance and turn up early for lunch on 30th December. When we got there (just gone 12 noon), the restaurant was less than half full, but we were told we couldn't... More 

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Additional Information about The Turnpike

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

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