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The Turnpike

€€ - €€€, British,
2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
+44 1865 847666
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“chicken pie” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The team were very welcoming. The meal was lovely. The ambience was lovely. Would certainly go again.

Thank 559rose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly but service was limited outside and, perhaps because of being busy, we were quite forgotten about in the bar. Standard chain pub, food was good but nothing special. Good for a quick bite and go.

Thank Maisie-B75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried through the on line system and was told no availability. So I rang on the off chance and got a last minute booking by phone, so do try both. Sunday roast ordered by us all. I had the special Roast lamb, my daughter...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food.we sat outside the food was as good out side as I'm. Hot and came quickly. Easy to park and nice clean surrounding.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Turnpike for Sunday Lunch with my wife and can say nothing but good things about it! The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was great! We started with the prawn and lobster cocktail and the pate, both of which were...More

Thank sstansfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday 26th August. We booked a table for 9 people, ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. It was the first visit for some of our family. It is a lovely setting with a nice atmosphere. We found a good selection on the menu, for our...More

Thank 07JanetC2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are great but the food is not as good as it was and a little expensive for what you get. Felt my main had been under the warning lamp for a while and my chicken wing starter was plastic . My partners starter...More

Thank stevesage99sqn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a party of eight, we all enjoyed our food and the service was very good. Our foreign visitors were impressed by the building, with its old beams.

Thank bsplosh
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you all enjoyed the food and that the service was up to standard. Kind regards from Sam and the team.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The four of us had lunch here. Two of us had the pork roast Sunday lunch . One had fish and chips and the other one had a beef burger and chip . We were all very pleased with the choices we had made.Excellent service,...More

Thank 464robin
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are glad that you gave us another chance and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards from Sam and the team.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very disappointing on last visit compared to previous experience. Much reduced menu, poorer quality food, not as described on menu!More

Thank gblmb
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts gblmb. We would like to sincerely apologise for the issues with your experience with us. If you would like to talk about your visit please do not hesitate to call us on 01865847666 and...More

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18 September 2016|
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Response from General Manager A | Property representative |
Hello Steve. Your 4 legged friend is more than welcome in the garden . Regards Sam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 847666
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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