Welcome to The Turnpike in Yarnton

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. 

This information has been produced in reference to 'The Turnpike Times' by the local historian Frances Page.

A country pub 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.

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.

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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.

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NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT

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There’s always a great reason to visit The Turnpike in Yarnton. Throughout the week we run Fixed Price Lunch and Dinner menus, and at the weekend you can enjoy special prices on sparkling wine on Fizz Friday or a delicious 3-course Steak Supper on Saturday. For a limited time only, we’re also running a Pizza & Peroni night on a Thursday - the perfect midweek treat!

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 offers.

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FIND AND CONTACT US

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Our Location

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 11am to 11pm Saturday 11am to 11pm Sundays 11am to 10.30pm

Telephone

Call The Turnpike on: 01865 847666

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