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The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
01865 847666
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Ranked #10 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have just moved to the Cotswolds and have passed this pub often when commenting. We called in a coupe of weeks ago on the off chance and although very busy, we we greeted and seated by pleasant staff who were knowledgable about the food and wine. There was a lovely buzz to the place and a cozy feel. You... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely place, great food and good service. Bacon and Brie is amazing Great Atmosphere. Good value Will 100% be back

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Turnpike was very clean, tidy and welcoming. The staff greeted you and we're very pleasant and friendly. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had Cumberland sausage, mash and onion rings, my husband had the salt beef hash. The food was full of flavour and very hot. We have been a couple of times now a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We passed the Turnpike on our way to Blenheim Palace and ear marked it for a potential place to stop for a meal on the way home. It was 4pm on a Sunday afternoon & they had obviously had a busy lunchtime but made the 3 of us very welcome. My Husband, Elderly Mother and I all thoroughly enjoyed out... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited this evening with a group of friends . The whole experience was very worthwhile with great food and good service throughout the evening . The menu choice was varied and included specials and daily specials as well as a good a la carte selection .

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I honestly don't know why this place is so popular. I am local and so have been a few times. The service every time is patchy and the food is below par. The waiting staff often forget you, so you wait a long while between courses, they never check on drinks, and don't even get me started on how long... More 

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were a little apprehensive when we arrived as our table booking for 6 people was not mentioned on the booking sheet... and it was a very busy Saturday night. But after a "shaky start", only improved: Tamas went out of his way to organise a table for us whilst we had drinks in the bar and managed to get... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

An impromtu visit on a Wednesday night for me and my wife and daughter, First the positives. It's a lovely venue, welcoming and attractive. The staff were excellent and service was very very good. Based on all this I was looking forward to eating. It was pie night, so I ordered the steak and kidney pudding with "seasoned" chips and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although we live near by we had not been before. Glad this place was recommended to us by friends as we have been twice now in the last month for lunch. The decor is very warm and inviting with friendly staff. A good varied choice on the menu with some good lunch time deals. The prices are spot on the... More 

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

like this place, friendly, good food nice garden. Good pub for just a drink to. Meet friends there, some promotions on line for discounts so worth registering. Varied menu should suit all, not been on a Sunday. Lots of parking always a bonus

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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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