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The Turnpike

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
+44 1865 847666
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked for lunch. Pub was really cold and people were sat with coats and scarves on. They had run out of normal chips so I was offered fries or sweet potato chips. Waited 40 minutes for food and when it came the chips were just warm. The waitress didn't ask us if we wanted another drink and as we were... More 

Thank Jann1962
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited today with a good friend, we were shown to our table which was nice a clean but next to a cold radiator with a plug in heater next to it - we joked that we could keep swapping places if one of us was too hot or cold. The waiter arrived quickly and took our drinks order and... More 

Thank MrsGerrard41
Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice atmosphere, good menu, friendly staff and reasonably quick service. Ordered traditional Sunday roast. Was described on menu as being accompanied by a jug of gravy but when it arrived gravy was already poured over the dish. However, the food looked fine, served with a nice dish of fresh vegetables, good portion size and tasted very good - all... More 

Thank Catwoman006
Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family came here just before new year at my recommendation, as I expected that it would be as it had been at my last visit 18 months ago. We had booked a table 'away from the door', we were shown to the table nearest to the door, when we pointed this out we were told all the others were... More 

Thank LucyJane20
Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Turnpike as a central meeting point for family travelling from various places across the Midlands and Home Counties. I booked the table and was given the option of pre-ordering, This worked brilliantly especially as we had 3 young children in the group, We arrived at different times and were greeted immediately and able to order drinks including... More 

Thank jenmatthewman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff,Great starter,main meal of chicken and it was a whole chicken was the best I've tasted.All round 10 out of 10👍👍👍👍

Thank Alison D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 adults and one child in highchair. Lovely meals enjoyed by all. Excellent service in a very busy restaurant.

Thank WoodNA
United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been meeting up with friends in Oxfordshire country pubs for years and we've passed this place on many many an occasion. This time we decided to book a table and go. It was a real treat too. Parking was easy, just off the roundabout and in warmer weather a large beer garden area is set to the rear. A... More 

Thank Jim_Oxford
Evesham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a catch up dinner with another couple who we have not seen for ages. Due to a road closure we unfortunately arrive half an hour late, the other couple were already waiting for us at the table. There was no pressure for us to hurry up with choice of food. We had a very relaxing and convivial meal,... More 

Thank Ronald W
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped after a visit to 'Christmas at Blenheim'. We had no prior knowledge of the menu or pub/restaurant and no booking. I believe they offer table service if you book in the restaurant but we had to order at the bar as there were no other tables available. Nevertheless we had the full menu available to us and we... More 

Thank Julie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?