The Turnpike

4.3
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18 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
When you're exploring the great British countryside, you're never far from a bright and welcoming country pub and restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous meal at The Turnpike in Kidlington.
What 18 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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EO
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch, great food and service, everyone was very happy

AD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Waited a long time for drinks then food, and it wasn't full.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food. Ok venue

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant did not have a booking for us. Not impresed

VM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was fair for the price

VH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing food and excellent service! It was my husband’s birthday and we celebrated it very well with attentive staff and nice food

MB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent served by a cheerful and helpful waitress sitting by a log fire what
more could you require

W
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Xmas venue. Food lovely, Staff pleasant and very helpful.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the turnpike on many occasions and have always enjoyed the great food and friendly staff highly recommend this little gem 👋😀

J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came as a family of four - the whole experience was great,
the only thing I could fault was only one vegan cooked meal,
as my daughter is vegan.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Pretty good as usual but when we arrived we were told we could sit anywhere as it was empty, only to be told to sit somewhere else as we selected a table. Odd.

B
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were disappointed when the specials menu was brusquely taken from our table a with the explanation that it was sold out but delighted when our waitress persupersupersuaded the chef to prepare the meals we had already chosen from it . A splendid meal and enjoyable evening!

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Visited several times previously, very disappointed on this occasion as service was very slow and very poor. Left after almost 2 hours having not had time for pudding

CA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good with welcoming staff that looked after us well. The food was well presented and well cooked, I would happily recomend the Turnpike to others.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, slightly slow service due to the restaurant being full, but cannot complain.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food Dined here many times. But service so slow. 2.30 hrs for 3 course meal. Needs addressing

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday treat with friend not kept waiting for table reasonably fast service meal was lovely but steak a little tough.
We chose sticky pudding and custard although very nice we didn't like the dessert menu bring back the peanut butter Cheesecake we come their because it's local to us service and food is good at a fair price but we are dessert fans and we nearly went elsewhere to eat purely for a better dessert

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome greeting, a very pleasant place, warm and welcoming with open fires, friendly staff and great food and good service. We will return again.