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The Turnpike, Kidlington - pub details

Address: 2 Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21914) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Islip (3.1 miles), Hanborough (3.6 miles), Oxford (4.2 miles)

Chain: Vintage Inns

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Why stop at a big chain pub when any of the pubs you will arrive at driving from here North through to the Black Prince in Woodstock are better and more authentic with choicer ales?
parmantom - 13 Mar 2012 11:49
Stopped here for lunch whilst driving back home from a short break.
A Cotswold stone building built over 200 years ago run by Vintage Inns.
I am not a great lover of chain pubs but this had a much better choice of meals and ales than one I visited a couple of weeks ago. The barman said the menu had just changed.
When ordering make sure you talk very slowly and repeat your order at least three times, that way your order should be correct.
The chicken, ham and leek pie with veg was probably one of the best pub meals I have ever had, And with three great real ales; UBU from Purity, Tim Taylors Best and Oxford Gold - made this a very enjoyable lunch.
fugglehops - 3 Oct 2010 18:19
Staff always seem uninterested. Lots of times meals are brought and there is stuff missing from the way it was described in the menu e.g. I have only had ONCE the Welsh rarebit with the beetroot and radish sauce. The chicken burger sounds amazing with it's roasted red pepper but 50% of the time it doesn't come with one on it. It's usually a dollop of sweet and sickly beetroot gunk. It shouldn't be hard to add a few bits to what is basically mass produced and van delivered fayre is it?
The youngest member of the waitresses has got to be the bosse's wife/mistress as no-one else could be a s miserable as she is and get away with it.
Why work with the public if you so obviously hate them?
Lunch time is full of office types who all consider themselves to be very important indeed. The real fires are amazing and seem to be tended by the same guy who does an excellent job - thank you.
I have also heard recently that it is frequented by that Lee Ryan bloke from Blue, who once said "Why worry about 9/11 when there are elephants dying in the world?"
Luckily I have never met him - it would put me right off my food.
oxfordbull - 3 May 2010 17:01
Large roadside pub with sizeable carpark,conveniently sited on a roundabout.Uninspiring choice of real ales whose quality barely barely matches the choice. Ordinary choice of lagers, spirits, ciders and soft drinks. The food is little better, van delivered fare is plonked on your table by uninterested staff.
My rating 5. With poor beer, ordinary food, no atmosphere and staff who seem as if they would be happier almost anywhere else, the Turnpike's only real asset is it's location.
A great pity, the afore said location deserves better............
Runningdog - 13 Sep 2008 11:22
Old pub on the woodstock Road. Two real ales on Adnams Bitter and Tetleys. The pub appears to be be more geared up for food then a drinkers establishment, but still quite pleasent. I tried the food and it was quite nice. They have a beer garden behind which would be nice on a summers evening.
Womble - 17 Apr 2005 08:37

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