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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
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Back to the good times !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Doombarrrrr
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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93 reviews 93 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
363 reviews 363 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I and our fellow employees and Children visited the Woodman on Sunday 14th December. I have to say under the new owner there appears to be a real improvement in service whilst the quality of the food and quantity has always been first class the service was not pleasing or a happy event. This time it was... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We visited this very attractive country pub with a business group for a Christmas party and selected our menus from the party list. The food was average and certainly not the same quality as the food served from the normal menu in the main part of the pub. We enjoyed the evening and the staff were pleasant and our choices... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The review below cant possibly be the same Woodman Inn as the one myself, my husband and two dear friends sampled on Wednesday the 3/12/14. We were lucky enough to get a table even though there were quite a few lunchtime diners in there when we arrived. As soon as we sat down we were immediately made to feel very... More 

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just had lunch at The Woodman. It is a while since we last ate there. There was no one there except my wife and I, which was unusual. On many previous visits the Bar was usually busy even midweek. We both had beef baguette, fries, and salad. The beef was tough, the salad was tired, and we asked for mayo... More 

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Swindon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

visited here for a family birthday. As we were a big party we had to pre-order our food. The service was good and didn't have to wait long between courses. Very nice place & would visit again.

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