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The Woodman Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked originally at the Blowing Stone public house and made sure they catered for vegetarian meals, but when we turned up they had taken the fish and chips off the menu and put chicken salad on!!! So we left, telling them it was NOT the way to impress customers and went to the Woodman hoping they might fit... More 

Thank SomersetBagpuss
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You only have to step inside to sense the wonderful character that the Woodman has - order an ale and it gets better - order some food and the magic is complete.

Thank Eggibobs
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have frequented this pub, albeit 1-2 times a year, for the past 5+ years. Many previous lunches/dinners kept our interest in returning however the recent visit has now dampened our enthusiasm for this 'food gem'. The menu is significantly reduced, limited staff and food lacking in taste - main portion size large but just not worth the travel time.... More 

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

READER IGNORE - see reviews above / below for a better reflection on the several hundred people through last week New menu last Friday - total dishes 26! Perhaps I could recommend the chinese buffet in Swindon - over 150 dishes full of spicy twangy flavours for you to moan about. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We visited The Woodman at Fernham twice in quick succession and loved it. Situated just off the A420 between Swindon and Oxford, Fernham is a lovely Cotswold Village with The Woodman easy to find on the way in. There is free parking around the back and well designed seating outside. The Pub has traditional décor and a particularly excellent idea... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We ate here twice whilst staying in the area. the first night we had the lamb shank and the stew in yorkshire pudding. Both huge meals - we had shared a starter of fishcakes but certainly didn't need them. The second night was steak night. We had family with us and the manager set up a film in the adjoining... More 

Thank JenniferG37
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in this establishment - the chef gave exceptional service - the waitress Sharon friendly and amenable Whereas the Duty Manager had a bad attitude from the moment she arrived to take our food order - she was unprofessional and lacked all the skills you need to be just friendly - had the feeling being a waitress... More 

6 Thank Joanne S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?