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The Turnpike

Bar, British, Pub
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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a local pub for us and we always enjoy our visit wether it's for just a drink a romantic meal or a family celebration we always enjoy our visit . drinks are very expensive but there are always meal deals on offer and the atmosphere is friendly and unrushed so we don't mind the drinks prices .highly recommended... More 

Thank ujuly30
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table online and when arrived were shown to our table. Unfortunately I wasn't comfortable at the table so asked if we could move which the waitress was only to happy to show us to another table. Ordered our starters and they were lovely, couldn't fault them. Lovely and hot, nicely presented. Ordered medium rare fillet steaks for main... More 

Thank JHale86
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179 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here recently with family and the 5 meals we had were average however the service was great. Very friendly staff and clearly very busy.

Thank M15KY
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pub, food is better at lunch time. Not had a great evening meal at this pub, they certainly pull the crowds in the evening. But always very busy and the kitchen don't cope to well under pressure. Could be better , gardens nice though . Decor good and very clean. The staff could improve there hospitality skills, a smile... More 

Thank jayne E
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to love this restaurant. We only live a couple of miles away, and come here up to twice a month. Sadly they've now changed the menu meaning all there is for veggies is a cheese pizza, a veggie burger or a salad. When I questioned it, I was told I could have the ceaser salad without the bacon... More 

Thank Ljo226
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last week for my Daughters birthday. Unlike previous visits, when we have been very happy with every aspect, we certainly were disappointed this time. The quality of the meat was really bad, in fact, there was so much fat, you couldnt really see the meat ! Chips advertised as Triple cooked. they werent. Staff very helpful and sympathetic,... More 

Thank ian050258
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been in before, very pleasantly surprised. Comfortable surroundings, helpful friendly staff, (?? Barman's attitude) extensive menu, well cooked and presented food. Convenient for Oxford and Woodstock (Blenheim Palace) Good garden at rear. Recommended.

Thank Howard B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always, a lovely warm and very friendly welcome followed by great service weather your in for a beer or a meal which is available in the bar , restaurant or lovely garden, well above you're normal pub grub and very well worth a visit . A very pleasant everning thank you

Thank Peter W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here. Also a great selection of beers. The manager was fantastic we are not from Oxford and needed a taxi back to our hotel. She took the time to book us one even though she had to phone 3 companies before she could get one booked. If your in the area a great place for food... More 

Thank Harticuss
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a Tuesday lunchtime for a birthday meal with my mother, but the meal turned out to be a disaster! The welcome by the staff was good and layout very nice so looked very promising. Our order was taken promtly but we waited 20 minutes for cold starters, 1 paté and 1 prawn cocktail, both lacked any taste... More 

Thank Adrian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $40
Bar, British, Pub
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, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?