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The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
+44 1865 847666
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (10 reviews)
“pudding” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Woodstock Road | Yarnton, Kidlington OX5 1PJ, England
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41 - 50 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Went to this quaint pub/restaurant for a weekday family lunch and was very pleased indeed. For starters we shared the Button and Portobello Mushrooms and Chargrilled Koftas. These were followed by an excellent Steak and Mushroom Pie with puff pastry served with mash potato and...More

Thank bigbear26
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

BigBear26, Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot to us when we see that people are happy with their experience with us. I shall congratulate the team. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Take care....More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

My wife and I was returning home on Saturday 28th and noticed The Turnpike which looked a pleasant building so we decide at 3.00 o'clock to stop and have a snack. On entering, the restaurant had a good ambience and we ordered our drinks (2x...More

Thank busterSolihull
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! We hope to see you soon! Az & Team Turnpike

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Smashing hunters chicken and an ale. My companion had a curious looking fish cake but he said it tasted pleasant in nature. The hunters chicken looked wonderful upon the plate but had a slight lot bizarre shape of ham. All in all a nice evening...More

Thank Oxfordpieandaleman
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the Hunter's chicken and the fish pie; they are two of our most popular dishes! Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the near future. Take care. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

We stopped off here on the way up to Lincoln with my elderly father. Wanted somewhere nicer than a motorway service station We had very little time so I phoned ahead and pre ordered. We got a great welcome and speedy service. The menu choices...More

Thank NeilIsgoingtosea
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Neil W, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Turnpike, Yarnton! Az & Team Turnpike

Reviewed 8 April 2018

We passed this public house and looked it up on the internet to see what it had to offer in the way of food,we were not disappointed they have a very good menu on Saturday nights they have a new offer 2 people 2 courses...More

1  Thank Susan J
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Susan J, Thank you so much for your kind words. It really does mean a lot to all the team that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards The Turnpike.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

I have visited this pub many times, as it’s a good place to meet up with my family, and always really enjoyed it. Recently however I have developed a severe allergy to dairy products and have started following a vegan diet so I was delighted...More

Thank dmicall85
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dmicall85, We are extremely sorry for the issues you had when you visited us. At the Turnpike we always strive to make sure our guests are always 100% happy and it seems that on this occasion we let you down. If you would like to...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on Wednesday lunchtime. The waitress who greeted us with a very welcoming smile even welcomed my wife who had booked by name. It was her first week and I hope she is able to maintain her great personal service, as she was a...More

Thank matthew h
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Matthew H, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Turnpike, Yarnton! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! Az & Team Turnpike

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favourite pubs to visit. I have visited a few times with my partner, and she also agrees that the food is delicious! We both especially love the burgers! Another favourite of mine is the meat pizza, very filling, fresh and...More

Thank Keepsmiling2014
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! Hearing comments like these are so heart-warming and motivating to keep making our guests 100% satisfied. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for an evening meal having booked at short notice on line. We had sharing dough sticks to start. There was plenty between three of us and the dips (garlic butter, pesto and chipotle mayo) all seemed homemade and were very tasty. We...More

Thank Voyager575698
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards The Turnpike team.

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Just visited The Turnpike with my elderly parents and the Sunday lunch was amazing. The staff are all really helpful and can’t do do enough for their guests. Extremely busy though so advisable to book - you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Wendy M
General Manager A, Manager at The Turnpike, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Wendy M, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Turnpike, Yarnton! Az & Team Turnpike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 38
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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