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The Turnpike

) #1 of 25 Restaurants in Kidlington $$ - $$$ , British,
2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
+44 1865 847666
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a suitable restaurant just out of town and came across The Turnpike as we travelled towards Woodstock, which turned out to be a good chance. Very well presented pub / restaurant with a good choice of menu at reasonable prices. Also...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Turnpike offered a good atmosphere. The team were friendly and knowledgeable and the food was excellent. Everything was piping hot, the portions were more than sufficient and the service good and quick - although there was no rushing you.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Poor welcome , slow service, Expensive but nice "English" burger, the most awful fish finger sandwich................. no fish, just batter ! never got asked if all was ok, not edible, embarrassed to have taken my American visitors for such a poor meal

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went as a big group so it's expected that the service is slower than usual. However, we were warned when we booked that we had to be out by a certain time. We felt rushed to eat fast, and the staff weren't very attentive. However....More

Thank Natasha K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in here as we were nearby. Food and service were first class. Although we have visited other Vintage Inns, this was our first visit here but it certainly will not be our last. The inn is very oldie worldie, but clean and nicely set...More

Thank Twinkie2249
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My thanks to Sam and her team, including the lovely Nicole, who helped make Fathers Day so special today. The food was really good, and despite the heat and how busy it was, the service was impeccable. Looking forward to our next visit. Chris

Thank chris h
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Chris. Thank you so much for your lovely review. I have congratulated Nicole on her service and proud to know my team looked after you do well. We look forward to seeing you again Regards Sam and team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling from Manchester and staying nearby, we wanted a nice restaurant with a good selection of food. After finding the turnpike online we reserved online and got to the pub slightly early. This wasn't a problem and got offered a choice of tables. The pub...More

Thank Joanne H
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Joanne. Thank you for your lovely review and I will pass on your great comments to my team. It was a pleasure to serve you and hopefully see you next time your in the area. Regards Sam and team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived without a reservation and found that we were able to dine despite it being fairly busy, the first impressions of the place was clean and good decor. Our order was taken by a polite and friendly member of staff and the food arrived...More

Thank Alan H
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alan. Thank you for your review its always nice to know when someone enjoys their visit. See you soon regards Sam and team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of menu choices and a great venue. Not overpriced. Plenty of parking and easy to find. Lovely atmosphere. Family friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We will look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards from Samantha and the team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times and never had a bad meal, staff very friendly and happy to help. Love the food and reasonably priced, great drinks selection too. Can't wait to go back again for meal

Thank Clare M
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very glad that you were satisfied with your visit and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards from Samantha and the team.

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Stevethebarber1011
Are you dog friendly
19 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 38
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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