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The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Kidlington, OX5 1PJ +44 1865680698

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Good food, friendly service.

Gregory Drew 23 August 2016
from Oxford

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Trading since 1784, The Turnpike proudly uses Cotswold Stone for its eye-catching slate roof, and serves traditional British pub cuisine in the Oxfordshire countryside. It boasts comfortable seating in the al fresco beer garden or by the classic hearth, and other rustic features include oak beams, old tankards and cosy candles.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Turnpike menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Turnpike ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

While in the pretty countryside, The Turnpike, in Kidlington, is just 12 minutes' drive from Oxford.

The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Kidlington, OX5 1PJ

Contact +44 1865847666
Reservations +44 1865680698

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Customer reviews for The Turnpike

4.1 ((((* (based on 43 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (32)
  • lunch (28)
  • value (21)
  • child friendly (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • business (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Paul O'brien from Chadlington


  • (((** 29 October 2016 by Doreen Rose from Oxford

    A number of menu options not available and a personal dislike of mine is when the waiting staff do not know what the soup of the day is a very basic requirement

  • ((((* 9 October 2016 by Sue Kafke from Oxford

    Had sold out of my 1st choice (duck) at 7.45.
    Wouldn't want to be in a hurry very slow although they were very busy

  • ((((* 5 October 2016 by Sally Williams from Oxford

    Excellent selection of roasts

  • ((((* 13 September 2016 by Kenneth Fuller from Oxford

    yes went for sunday lunch with other member of my family which all three of us had Sunday roast which was very good

  • ((((( 26 August 2016 by Terence from Deddington

    We booked for Mid-Day and were immediately taken to our favourite table number 46. A member of the start came to us and asked if we would like a drink. This we ordered and it was brought to us in good time. We ordered from the menu and although we had to wait some time it did not matter as we knew it was being cooked freshly for. We enjoyed this lovely beef burger and the things that came with it. We then went to the desk to pay and this final act of excellent service. We left very satisfied with everything. We visit The Turnpike about every 6 weeks and are looking forward to the next time.
    Thank you on behalf of myself and my friend Sue.

  • ((((( 23 August 2016 by Gregory Drew from Oxford

    Good food, friendly service.

  • ((((* 22 August 2016 by Deborah from Turners Hill

    Excellent food, reasonably priced. Friendly staff really couldn't fault it.

  • ((((* 20 August 2016 by Alec Spencer from Witney

    Food good as usual

  • ((((* 5 August 2016 by Michael Goringe from Oxford

    Excellent meal

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