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The Turnpike

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Bar, British, Pub
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2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
+44 1865 847666
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on Sunday before going to Blenheim palace, we were served by a young girl named Nicole extremely friendly and accommodating. We ordered the beef short rib and roast turkey, all came piping hot and quickly and was delicious! Fellow staff all seemed helpful and friendly also, can't wait to come back !

1 Thank lillythorn
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb quick last minute dinner on the way to Blenheim Palace. The service was quick and friendly and the decor was ever so welcoming with Christmas garlands adorning the period beams. Great value dinner with a very generous portion of beef for a Sunday beef platter. My only criticism would be that the children's meals were a little frugal in... More 

Thank TheWholeClan
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very clean and welcoming venue. Nice staff good food, good service, could do with toilet facilities on the ground floor great evening.

Thank clioOxford
Bicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit was on Tuesday Evening. The restaurant was 3/4 full The service was very good with excellent servers. The menu covered most choices which means a few more visits to cover what I like to eat

Thank Tony S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening meal, the service was excellent as was the food, certainly seems to have improved since our previous visit.

Thank roger g freeman
Witney, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a group we have been eating here for over a year and have never had a bad experience. Friendly staff and excellent food. We have also book are staff party here as well!!!!

Thank Bobbywhizz
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the turnpike this evening for a nice meal, we have regular customers for a long time and apart from slow service sometimes when it is busy we have never had a problem. Unfortunately tonight's visit changed that, firstly we had a long wait to order our drinks and even longer to order food. When our waiter finally took... More 

1 Thank thelegacy123
west midlands
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped on way back from London after deciding to come off the motorway - spotted this pub - took a chance - and were lucky to find a table. Meals arrived quicker than expected for a Saturday night - piping hot and very good. Staff very helpful. Good Car park.

Thank warriors09
Oxford, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday with 6 members of my family. We reserved a table in advance. It was probably a wise decision as the restaurant was very busy. The service was friendly and the ambience was nice...busy , but not boisterous. We ordered all 3 courses and were rather impressed with the majority of what we ordered. The starters... More 

Thank Emma C
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival to this restaurant we were hustled immediately to a table without even getting a chance to get a drink at the bar first, I for one like to take a few moments to gather my thoughts with a bit of banter with my friends before sitting down to eat.We were seated and were presented with a menu immediately... More 

Thank Arthur C

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?