WELCOME TO The Turnpike IN Yarnton

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A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character.

The Turnpike was built over two hundred years ago, but was originally known as The Bunch of Grapes. In 1719, this section of the Stokenchurch to Woodstock highway became part of the Turnpike Trust. To the south of any existing building, a cottage and toll booth were constructed and a gate was put across the road. The Turnpike Trust was dissolved in 1878 and the toll booth demolished. The pub building is constructed of Cotswold Stone and the roof is Cotswold stone slate, once described as 'the finest in Oxfordshire' by Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, on one of his visits to Mr George Kolkhurst who owned Yarnton Manor. The first registered landlord was a Mr William Tubb who ran the inn from 1784-1785.

A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar. Soak up the sun in our pub beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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There’s always a great reason to visit The Turnpike.

Throughout the week we run Fixed Price Lunch and Dinner menus,
and on a Friday (from 5pm) and Saturday (all day) we’ve our fantastic Weekend Treat Menu!

At The Turnpike we’re proud to cater for any and all needs, which is why offer a range of menus to suit all dietary requirements, such as our Vegan menu, which is available 6 days a week.

If a pint of hand pulled ale is what you’re craving, then we’re stocked with a great range of beers from Doom Bar to more local cask ales like Old Thumper and Razor Back from Ringwood Brewery. And, as an added bonus CAMRA members get 20p off their perfectly poured pint… making it taste all the better!

Take a look through our Offers for a full list of delights we can currently tempt you with,
or sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future exclusive offers.

We’re always on the lookout for new people to join our Vintage family — check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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Our Cotswold stone inn was built over 200 years ago and originally known as The Bunch of Grapes. Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, is nearby, and Oxford is packed with interesting heritage and things to do.

DISCOVER MORE

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There’s more to The Turnpike than just great food and drink.

Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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The Turnpike is a dog friendly pub in Yarnton.

We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!

Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am to 11pm
  • Tuesday 11am to 11pm
  • Wednesday 11am to 11pm
  • Thursday 11am to 11pm
  • Friday 11am to 11pm
  • Saturday 11am to 11pm
  • Sunday 11am to 10.30pm

Food Service Times

  • Monday 11:30am - 10pm
  • Tuesday 11:30am - 10pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am - 10pm
  • Thursday 11:30am - 10pm
  • Friday 11:30am - 10pm
  • Saturday 11:30am - 10pm
  • Sunday 11:30am - 9:30pm

Telephone

Call The Turnpike on: 01865 847666

Get in touch

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