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The Woodman Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Fernham, Faringdon SN7 7NX, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took some friends from Paris to a traditional English pub. It turned out to be Steak Night which was as good as a Steak Night could be. I asked for a salad for myself which although was not on the dinner menu was produced without fuss. All in all 5 stars for welcome, food and service. Andy -Shrivenham

Thank Andrew R
Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommend a visit. Advise you book as very popular. Child friendly, lovely location

Thank BecksBee
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food and service, especially the lamb shank. The trip from London is totally worth it, we come here as often as possible.

Thank SorinaPopa
Oxford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and charming place, best ice cream by far! Nice for couples, family, friends. Parking available.

Thank RedThunderbird
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday roast and enjoyed every bit, was good size portions, was a warm welcome when we got inside and are waitress Shannon was friendly and made us feel welcome, love the idea of the cinema will definitely be trying that out one time and will definitely be back the idea of the mini bus too is fantastic x

Thank Sam D
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We booked at short notice. Warm welcome with a friendly smile. A good menu (for children as well) - enough choice - nothing worse than too much! Excellent selection of ale and beer. Plus some good cocktails. Food was very good. Excellent Tomahawk Stake. Overall a very good evening. Will definitely return.

Thank GuyDS
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Good beer but poor food. Called in for a Sunday lunchtime pint and saw the roasts being served and decided to return to try one as they looked very inviting as they drifted by. Unfortunately whilst the portions may be generous the quality of food is not. The beef was tough and vegetables bland and tasteless, disappointing. Possibly the clue... More 

7 Thank mark M
David B, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this review

READER IGNORE This guy posted the same lame review for the King and Queen up the road on the same day (2 roasts??) - I know they do a good job as do we and I personally counted 84 roasts and had the beef myself so utter rubbish. Do us all a favour and get yourself a meal deal for... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'm not one for gourmet pub food, in as much as parting with the best part of £15 for a lamb shank causes me to break out in a cold sweat, however good service, generous quantities, and flexibility with regards to the side dishes, resulted in a good evening. Surprisingly quiet though on a Friday night

Thank ValleyGator
Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I had the lamb shank. Really tasteless. The vegges we're uninteresting. Only the friendliness of the staff gets them a few stars. I guess one should only eat the steak (my daughters suggestion). The pudding was good though. Very very noisy.

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

Hi Roger Many thanks for the review - your table seemed to have a nice evening. Maybe best to have had a word with us on the night in person rather than the keyboard - we served 28 fresh cooked Welsh Lamb shanks Thursday which were slow cooked for 4-5 hours that afternoon - perhaps the seasoning is not as... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Came here on Friday to watch North by North West. Excellent film. We watched it on the big screen in the medieval banqueting hall. Food was excellent and of a decent portion size. Waitresses were attentive and brought us drinks so we didn't have to miss the film. Lovely host and welcoming place.

1 Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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 - 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fernham, Faringdon SN7 7NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Faringdon
  • Phone Number: 441367820643

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