WELCOME TO The Turnpike IN Yarnton

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We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

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.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, including our steak & mushroom pie and beer-battered fish and chips. Why not try some of our new seasonal dishes like Asparagus & ricotta ravioli or Roasted Salmon with vine tomatoes & pesto.

We look forward to welcoming you, and we’ll ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, lager, fine wines, British gin and soft drinks to suit every taste — which will taste all the better when enjoyed in our beautiful and picturesque gardens.

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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

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.

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 Midday-9pm
  • Tuesday 11am-9pm
  • Wednesday Midday-10pm
  • Thursday Midday-10pm
  • Friday Midday-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-10pm
  • Sunday Midday-9pm

Telephone

Call The Turnpike on: 01865 847666

Get in touch

If you have a compliment or complaint about your recent visit to The Turnpike please complete our feedback form.

In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to the Vintage Inns Facebook page.