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The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
01865 847666
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Ranked #8 of 19 restaurants in Kidlington
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
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Having had a very good experience previously, for both food and service, we decided to break our journey here again as it is a very convenient spot off the motoroway. However this time the service was slow, our drinks were forgotten, my steak was small and a little overcooked and my partners lamb shoulder was tiny with lumps of fat... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had an anniversary meal out at the Turnpike and had very good quality pub food. I had a beef and merlot pie which was fabulous. The staff were friendly and efficient and the only mistake was that we were given the wrong bill. It was quickly rectified, however, so not a big deal.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stopped here on the way back from holiday. There were 12 of use and the order was placed at 4 separate, but adjacent times and we were told there was a wait of 50 mins. After 40 mins the 1st two dishes arrived, the 5 mins later the next, then 10 mins later more food arrived. After a further 20... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a birthday meal with my partner on a Monday evening. Quite a few people in, although not full (it's quite large inside). Menu has a good range of dishes, daily specials menu and specials on blackboard also. Prices on wine list looked quite reasonable. Pie was OK, a bit airy maybe, but tasty. Garden peas looked rather school dinner-ish.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Offers a great lunch menu at a good price. A nice garden to sit in with a cold beer. Service is good and quick and the food delivered was of a high quality.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My golf society decided to have our captain’s day evening meal at the Turn Pike, Yarnton (AKA The Grapes), what a very good decision of our captain that was. We had a delicious three course meal which was hot, plentiful and with great service from the staff. A very big thank you to the pub for making us feel so... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a lovely friendly pub on the road from Blenheim Palace. It has a big easy access car park, jovial staff and a reasonable selection of beers and wine. Unlike other reviews, our service was excellent and the food came quickly. We had the seared salmon and a home made pie for main course and the portions were so... More

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Aberfoyle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Good choice of food. Friendly staff. Good choices of beer and wines. In a nice location. Handy to walk or drive to.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A day out with the family, a visit to Blenheim Palace & topped off with yet another lovely meal at the turnpike. The food is great, the service friendly an unobtrusive. Lamb steak cooked to perfection, and a pint of Englands glory from the hog back brewery. Back soon.

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Panama
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Appreciated the vegetarian option for dinner pies. Prices were decent. Service was slow-received appetizer after I canceled it as they had just delivered our dinner. My son ate all of his beef pie and thought it was good. I ordered a veggie pie-it was just okay (but I was happy to have a veggie... More

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