Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table at The Turnpike in Yarnton, Oxford and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
The Turnpike was built over 200 years ago, and was originally known as The Bunch of Grapes. In 1719, this section of the 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.
The food we love to eat, is the food we love to serve. So whether it’s a traditional Sunday roast or one of our new seasonal dishes, we’re sure there’s something for everyone to fall for at The Turnpike.
Whether you’re wishing for a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc to sip outside in the summer or punchy merlot to accompany your favourite steak, our wine list has a wide range of new classics and old favourites for every occasion.
We take cask ale seriously at Vintage Inns. So as well as always having Doom Bar on our handpulls, you’ll find a selection of regional ales to sample. Check our chalkboards or ask a member of our team about what’s on today. We also have an array of draught beer and cider including Peroni, Estrella Damm and Aspall Cyder and our fridges are always full of craft beers, familiar favourites and bottled ciders.
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