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The Woodman Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Fernham, Faringdon SN7 7NX, England
+44 1367 820643
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last night with friends, warm welcome, baked Camembert , soup of the day and butterfly prawns arrived promptly, followed by the rack of ribs which were superb, rainbow trout which was also fantastic, very tasty chicken Ballantine and the most tender lamb shank......absolutely perfect

Thank roger750
Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went between Christmas and New Year without booking and were seated within ten minutes. Good food, beer selection was good but most barrels needed racking. All together good.

Thank SMR P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We went on a Tuesday and i had their Tomahawk steak, well worth having! The service was friendly and helpful and the menu was very good.

Thank Nicholas G
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Spur of the moment lunch and four other pubs in the surrounding area being closed bought us to The Woodman. All I can say is we were glad the others were all busy. Dave and his team serve simple home-cooked food in large helpings and piping hot. Delicious! We both like our food but neither of us could finish our... More 

Thank gingapig
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

A truly wonderful experience in a beautiful rustic, Homely Inn. 10 of us went to the Woodman for our Christmas lunch this year (including my mother in law who is in a wheel chair). The staff were very friendly and you could see how hard they were working to provide an excellent service to a fully booked restaurant. The food... More 

Thank Pablo G
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

I'd never heard of The Woodman Inn until the other week but I'm so glad I know of it now. The office Christmas lunch was an absolute dream. The landlord greeted us all like old friends, the staff were so helpful and friendly and the surroundings are just what you'd expect from a beautiful, old country pub. The food was... More 

Thank Mandy P
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We had our Christmas Lunch here and it was superb. They were able to cater for a large group, providing a very efficient service. All lunches were delivered to the table in the fastest time. The food itself was great quality and the portions sizes were more than ample. As for value for money, well you couldn't do better, it... More 

1 Thank Aged_Travellers_2
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

A lovely little pub/restaurant with a real fire! And plenty of parking behind. Very welcoming and warm. Great selection of ales available. Really like the bar set up. Food was good, not as excellent as other pub/restaurants nearby. The "game" pie was not a "proper" pie by my standards (meat and gravy in a dish with a top layer of... More 

Thank triprag
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited last night for dinner and were left disappointed for various reasons. There was nobody behind the bar when we arrived, however the landlord did arrive after a few minutes to serve us, and advised us to find a table that didn't say reserved. We found a table easily as it was fairly quiet & after... More 

5 Thank Irene T
David B, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this review

REALLY!! The fish was too big! Now I thought I'd heard it all. FYI it was a whole Rainbow Trout, filleted and pinned by our fishmonger and delivered fresh that morning. We could serve one side of the fish but hey... someone would moan it was too small. Other than a missing onion ring you seemed to have a nice... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm slightly loathed to place this review in case it means I can't get a table at short notice in future but we've have been to The Woodman Inn twice in the past few months for Sunday lunch & did not leave disappointed on either occasion. Good sized portions meant having 3 courses was not an option & it was... More 

1 Thank Say_Cheese2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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: +44 1367 820643

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