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The Turnpike

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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
441865847666
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for lunch on 26th Aug with my daughter and one-year old grandson. The order was quickly taken and the food delivered in good time. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The place was busy which is always a good sign but they went out of their way to help us. They fussed the grandson, who loved it.... More 

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Thank Miken2603
waterlooville
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stop here with my son once every so often en route to the Midlands from Portsmouth. Sam is a great manager. The food is really nice pub grub and the ambiance really relaxed. Considering they have to rely on a lot of passing trade it's doing a grand job. Recommended

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Thank chris h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food tastes good and the price was reasonable. We ordered the southern fried chicken (small portion) and the 7 oz burger - they were served on a hot plate and the food was not tepid - they were hot - so got to enjoy the food very much! The toilets were clean - always a good sign!

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick lunch at peak time on Satuurday. Prompt service, very friendly and good food . hot fresh and tasty. Sole curry and beef rib with mass. Excellent plum crumble. Will return

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Thank John E
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. I see you liked our daily specials. Well there are lots more to try on your next visit... Regards Sam and team More 

Chicago
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving from Dorset to Midlands - what an awesome find! Sea bass with lobster and prawns risotto, great wine, hubby had braised short ribs with horseradish mash. Lovely all fresco dining, old, vintage pub.

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Thank TonibmeChicago
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. Happy you popped in to give us a try and enjoyed your visit. The lamb duo is also very popular when your next around. Regards Sam and team More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

True The Turnpike belongs to the Vintage Inn chain but if it exemplifies the chain then it is a very good chain indeed. We have visited numerous times with family & friends and the hospitality and service are always the excellent. On my most recent visit, my friend who is a vegetarian was concerned to establish that her food would... More 

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Thank 99jaws
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. Pleased the staff could answer any questions and you enjoyed your visit. Regards Sam and team More 

Bournemouth
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a warm welcome when we walked into the bar area. We had a drink at the bar then asked foe a table so we could have some food. Only trouble with this Pub is that there is no waiting service as such! You have to order your food at the bar then it's brought out to you. Food... More 

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Thank cilla10
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. On certain days/times we change our service cycle, to cater for all. If you pass again you are more than welcome ask to sit in our full service side if you prefer table service or you can book online. Regards Sam and team More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way back from the Countryfile Live Show at Blenheim Palace in awful traffic so we decided to stop and eat . The restaurant was fully booked and busy but as we said we were hungry they accommodated us at a table near the bar . The Italian staff were lovely and the food did not take... More 

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Thank CarolLyndon
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on treating all our guests like we would in our own homes. I have passed on your lovely comment to my chefs and team , they were very happy. Look forward to your next visit, when your in the area. Regards Sam and team More 

Kirtland, Ohio
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here after a day of touring in the area. We had cocktails in the yard. The interior is very quaint. Good drinks and great atmosphere!

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Thank Carla K
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. Glad you took advance of the nice weather in our garden. Maybe pop in to try our new menu next time. Regards Sam and team More 

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336 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

taken here by friends after visiting event at Blenheim Palace. After getting over the hurdle that our booking was not recording we were given good service. Food good quality and sufficient but a lack of vegetable accompaniment for my taste. Prices very good. Shame when favourites are out of stock. should be avoidable. Unlikely to revisit as not in our... More 

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Thank Delighted_Client2014
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. I apologise the the issue with your booking but glad you enjoyed your visit overall . As we prep and cook fresh we do sometimes sell out . We do have Vintages all over the country if you fancied popping into another one. Regards Sam and tesm More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $40
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: 441865847666
Description
The Turnpike in Yarnton is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?