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Fernham, Faringdon, England
01-367-820643
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not the cheapest!

We have been here several times in the past and have always had a good meal. Today was no exception. However, the onion rings with our steaks seemed to lack onion and the rib-eye steak was a bit on the chewy side. The fish pie was hot and tasty. Can't comment on the starters or desserts as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Tim R
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Faringdon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for a Sunday lunch, they serve until 4pm. The atmosphere in the place is calming and service is good. The portions are generous and the food is tasty.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Have eaten here several times, encouraged by our first visit. Weekdays, varied menu includes salads, seafood, and sandwiches which are a meal in themselves. The Sunday roast is popular with couples and families. Have taken a walking group here and the reserved table was set up and ready to go when we arrived. Good range of beers, although changes frequently... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wonderful food, ambience, presentation and customer service. I disagree with the previous comment and thought my rib eye steak was superb!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT value for money!!!!!!!!! Thanks The Woodman Inn once again for lovely afternoon.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Just had a wonderful experience yet again at The Woodman Inn Fernham for a Mothers Day treat from my two daughters. Lovely effort from the team with fresh cut flowers on all the tables. Gorgeous hearty fresh vegetable soup to start, followed by a piping hot roast with a great Irish coffee to finish. Thanks to The Woodman Inn for... More 

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have been here several times in the past and have always had a good meal. Today was no exception. However, the onion rings with our steaks seemed to lack onion and the rib-eye steak was a bit on the chewy side. The fish pie was hot and tasty. Can't comment on the starters or desserts as we were full... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Having eaten here a number of times over the past years I always rated it as one of the best pubs for food. Unfortunately I can only think that towards the end of the previous owners reign it would seem he was more interested in drinking the beer than selling it. I admit under the new owner I have had... More 

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Wiltshire
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

a nice little pub in a country village with good food, nice food, decent wine and a fast friendly service ....what more do you need

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The Valley, Anguilla
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was the first New Year party at the Woodie in Fernham for some time, so the new landlord needs to be commended for his efforts. However, by trying to combine Hogmanay and Burns night the menu turned out to be a little weird. Good first effort but needs to pay a little more attention to the detail.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Joined in with around 50 or so other Burns Night revellers at The Woodman Inn last Saturday night and had a thoroughly enjoyable time all round. Food was excellent. Service was excellent, with a smile. The ambience couldn't have been bettered. The new owner David has really reinvigorated this charming country pub and a great time was had by all.... More 

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Uffington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This review is a bit late coming as we last visited the woodman for a valentines meal (2014) The valentines meals were in the banquet hall which is a lovely large,characteristic room. There was a set menu which certainly didn't cater for all tastes & quite frankly it was awful. Neither me or my partner enjoyed are food & it... More 

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David B, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this review

Hi Fiona Sorry to hear of your experience last year - however I must make you aware that I took over the Woodman Inn in July 2014 so this review is unfortunately aimed at the previous owner. Feel free to come down and try our new menu and maybe give my Valentines Day menu a try and judge me on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fernham, Faringdon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Faringdon
  • Phone Number: 01-367-820643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 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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