The Turnpike – Yarnton

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The Turnpike is a country pub and restaurant located in Yarnton, near Kidlington on the Woodstock road just a few miles from Oxford.

Originally known as the Bunch of Grapes and built over 200 years ago, The Turnpike is a traditional Cotswold stone Inn, complete with open fire and exposed wooden beams, and serving classic pub grub style meals with a few fish and mediterranean dishes thrown in.

The Menu at the Turnpike is extensive, and offers lots of choice of larger main meals, lighter dishes and puddings. There is also a choice of a fixed price menu as well as hand-carved roasts on a Sunday.

Serving Hours:

Monday – Thursday: till 10pm
Friday & Saturday: till 10pm
Sunday: till 9:30pm

The Turnpike menu selection:

SOUP OF THE DAY – todays soup served with brown bread and butter
SAUTEED TIGER PRAWNS – tiger prawns in roasted garlic, tomato and parsley butter
BEER BATTERED MUSHROOMS – mushrooms served with garlic and parsley dip
WHOLE SEABASS – whole fish butterflied and grilled, with herb mash, forest mushrooms and baby spinach
MIXED GRILL – lamb cutlet, black pudding, white pudding, bacon, rump steak, sausage, egg, flat mushrooms, tomato, chips and peas
CALVES LIVER – liver with crispy bacon, braised lentips, dauphiniose potato and onion gravy
HANDMADE FISHCAKES – salmon and broccoli fish cakes, with lemon and herb mayonnaise, with salad or chips

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excellent food

Oct 22, 2014 by Chantal

Have eaten here twice now and both times the food was excellent. They have a fantastic selection of food to offer on their menu, as well as a specials menu.
No fault in the food at all, but I have only given this restaurant 4 stars due to the poor service on our last trip to the turnpike. One of the waitresses was making bad comments to some other customers about the young waiter (who was obviously new or only part time) which was disappointing to hear. This was along with not being asked if we would like any more drinks when our glasses were sat on the table empty.
Definitely one to try!


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