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The Woodman Inn

Fernham, Faringdon, England
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Ranked #14 of 25 Restaurants in Faringdon
Cuisines: British
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just going off the website, Kind of young to be in the business for that long considering he looks in his 40's ???

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Last night my husband and I had the most wonderful evening at The Woodman. The food was exceptional, the wine was superb. The team were not only welcoming and friendly but also had good knowledge of the menu, being undecided on which starter I should have the waitress kindly recommended the fish cakes........superb choice. We enjoyed starters and mains.....no room... More

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317 reviews 317 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I visited the Woodman Inn upon it changing ownership a few weeks ago. We ordered from the specials menu the wonderful Lamb Faggots with a host of vegetables. It was without doubt a "special meal" and delightful from start to finish. One thing that spoiled the evening for us were the somewhat miserable serving staff. It seemed... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Woodman last night. We’re not particularly local, coming from Swindon, but we missed a turn on the way to the Uffington White Horse for a walk and ended up diverting through Fernham – the pub looked so lovely from the outside that we decided to stop in on the way... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had heard great things about this restaurant and was keen to give it a go. I went with my girlfriend on a Friday evening. We had booked but it was actually not too busy and we would probably have been able to get a table regardless. I was disappointed by the selection of beers on tap. Only two were... More

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

Good evening I have recently purchased The Woodman Inn and have read with interest all the reviews to date. I come from a Restaurant background and intend to bring this lovely old lady back to life. Over the coming months all the menus will be replaced and redesigned around both my experience and our Head Chef. I am an ale... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fascinated to see that according to Tripadvior map this place is in a field between Wolvercote and Wytham. Is someone messing TA about and they never notice? They never do anyway. That's why for a long time TA said a kebab van was the highest rating in Oxford.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The place is an older country establishment, in a small village, in the vale of the white Horse. Outdoor seating is small, and seeming more compact, than other establishments closer to the White Horse. I had the scallops, which were OK, but at Oxford prices - which myself and a friend found under seasoned. I then had the lamb shank... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

To my knowledge, the Woodmans has had a good reputation for as long as I can remember. We booked a table at 14.00 last Sunday. The eating area was virtually empty, with our table with a reserved sign on it. The menu was limited so 2 of us ordered the Pork. When the food arrived, the pork was swimming in... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A friend said she used to visit The Woodman regularly and loved it, so my girlfriend and I went off to lunch. The building was beautiful and we had a nice welcome by the lady serving. It was a weekday lunch (Thursday) and i know its a in a small village but the place was virtually empty, which maybe should... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went here for our first date and 12 months later we are still together !!!! Took my mum and dad here. Great choice of food lovely old pub setting ... Good wine choices and nice service ... All at a great price Car park is small

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