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The Turnpike

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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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I love this pub and come here often. It was a no brainer to hold my tennis club christmas meal here on 9th December. 22 of us had the most amazing evening .... table booked for 7pm and I think we were...More

Thank Simon_Oxfordshire_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited on a number of occasions over the years and service and food was good but our recent visit, 5 of us the steak I ordered was overcooked, and having informed them the meal was returned to the kitchen and returned when the other...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A party of six out for a midweek lunch waited 50 minutes for the first course to arrive. Food was bland, staff - mostly unhelpful. Restaurant was admittedly busy but that’s no excuse. One has to wonder whether pre-ordering would have been beneficial. Overall, a...More

Thank Tufor_Sixowan
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent a really nice evening dining at the Turnpike. The service was great and the staff were friendly.. Food was excellent and plenty of choices on the menu..

Thank Jasmineoxon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this place to anyone stopping at the hotels on the Peartree Roundabout on the way into Oxford. A Cabbie from Oxford station recommended it to me. (It is 5mins in a car, a 30 min walk - so get a Cab!) If...More

Thank Dominic C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here to celebrate our Grandson's 1st Birthday with 11 family members. Arrived at 2.00pm with a warm welcome by attentive staff. All 11 members of the party were very complimentary about their meals and the staff couldn't of been more friendly, checked back in...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited a few times before; the service and food are both pleasant. On this visit however we felt very let down. Up on arriving into the restaurant the staff did not look organised at all. 2 members of staff were talking amongst themselves...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the place when driving home looked inviting so called in, staff were very accommodating even though very busy Sunday trade. Found us a table and were very attentive Great food at reasonable prices, if we lived nearer we would be using this place a...More

Thank John R
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Sam and team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing and decided to stop and have lunch. The car park was full which we thought was a good sign. A warm welcome and a young waiter found us a table. We ordered drinks and food. Staff were cheerful and professional. We...More

Thank janice P
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you had a good time with us and we will definitely look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Sam and team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food looked lovely so we decided to order some food. We asked if there was a tables and we were told no however there was a table by the bar. 5 mins later another family walked in without a booking and spoke to a...More

Thank Kate O
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First of all I would like to apologise on behalf of the team for the issues you had with your visit. If you would like to talk more about your visit, please do not hesitate to call us on 01865847666 (Sam, Karol or Ashlee). Kind...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$40
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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: +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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