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Fernham, Faringdon, England
01-367-820643
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    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
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English first
Faringdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've eaten several times at the Woodman under previous management and expected similar level of food and service. Last night I popped in for dinner and chose the burger and chips and was disappointed. The quality of the meat was poor, tasting low grade and stodgy and the bun was stale. What used to be a classy gastro pub has... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We ate at the Woodman about 3 weeks ago and I have to say, the Sunday lunch of sirlion beef was outstanding. The beef was cooked to perfection and the portions were plentiful. I will definitely be coming back and Ilive I in Oxford, but definitely worth the drive.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We found this Inn on the Good beer guide so my partner tried and it was! I had a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc with my lunch of vegetable tart with Brie. This was easily the best pastry crisp and golden and filled up with veg and melted Brie. My partner had a huge bagette with plenty of filling and... More 

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

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
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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
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?