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The Turnpike

2 Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Kidlington, OX5 1PJ

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

Perfect experience booked for 10 on Saturday evening for my daughter’s birthday. The staff were extremely attentive, excellent choice of menu and excellent service

Lisa 30 April 2019
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 Yarnton 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

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Customer reviews for The Turnpike

4.2 ((((* (based on 69 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (48)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (30)
  • large parties (14)
  • child friendly (13)
  • private dining (12)
  • romantic (9)
  • al fresco (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • business (3)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 30 April 2019 by Lisa from Oxford

    Perfect experience booked for 10 on Saturday evening for my daughter’s birthday. The staff were extremely attentive, excellent choice of menu and excellent service

  • (((** 30 January 2019 by Mrs from OXFORD

    The food was excellent.
    There were four staff, all of whom appeared to be inexperienced in dealing with large parties of diners. I had asked for the table to be laid for 9, it wasn't. Half the table was incompletely laid up. We did note that tables for 2 or 4 were fed and out long before we were. We arrived at 12.30pm and left at 3.30pm. I know that dealing with a large group is slow, but 3 hours for lunch is a little too long.! Why is there not a maitre'd, or head waiter/ress who can organise the staff?

  • (**** 11 December 2018 by Paula from Oxford

    Very disappointed, family birthday treat spoilt by huge wait for food and drinks, not enough trained staff to manage how busy it was.

  • ((((( 10 September 2018 by Sheila from Oxford

    Favourite pudding was hot plums served in small pan, topped with clotted cream. Also enjoyed fillet of sea bass with lobster and samphire sauce. Would recommend this.

  • ((((( 13 April 2018 by Mary from Kidlington

    We had a lovely evening good food and very helpful waiting staff

  • (((** 29 January 2018 by Christine from Kidlington

    Lovely meal however no option to change from chips&onion rings to healthier option. Although the waitress did we were charged extra £2.50. We pre booked and 4 of us ordered rump steak however there was only 1 at 7:30 which was disappointing so early on in the evening.

  • ((((( 23 January 2018 by Keith from OXFORD

    Very prompt and welcoming service.Excellent meals. Two roasts.

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Jacky from Kidlington

    We were grateful being given a table near a radiator as it was a cold day. The food was served promptly and was very tasty. Thank you

  • ((((* 26 November 2017 by Peter from TuneIke Yarton

    Welcoming warm atmosphere. Excellent range of ales and most enjoyable food

  • ((((( 24 October 2017 by Lynda from Oxford

    Sunday lunch is excellent, roast potatoes crispy but not hard lovely roasted carrot and parsnips with greens Yorkshire pudding and as much gravy as you want. The food is served fresh on hot plates, not too much but you leave full. The couple running it now have improved the quality of the food and its presentation. I love the Turnpike it has a wonderful atmosphere when it's quiet or bursting at the seams.

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