The White Hart at Fyfield

4.7
1668 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The impressive accolades of Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year and Best Gastropub, are richly deserved for the White Hart. Set in the picturesque village of Fyfield, The White Hart is the ultimate country pub and offers one of the finest foodie dining experiences in the county. Housed in a stunning 15th century chantry, customers can choose to eat under the soaring eaves of the great hall, up high in the minstrel's gallery, in the cosy bar by the fire or on the beautiful patio terrace.
With a passion for provenance, the kitchen sources food from the very best local suppliers and grow much of their own fruit and vegetables. Mark even fishes for his own crayfish and trout from the local reservoir! Cooking is modern British and menus change daily depending on what is fresh and seasonal - with the signature slow roasted pork belly, with foot long crackling, being a favourite.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1668 people are saying
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MargaretH
London
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch here during the week. Every aspect of the meal was perfect. The food was exceptional and our table by the fire was cosy. The service was friendly and very efficient. The interior of the pub is very attractive.

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Geraint
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food on fixed price lunch menu. Well presented excellent vfm
What all good pub food should taste like ! Very friendly efficient staff. Looking forward to dining again with you. Diolch yn fawr

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SallyP
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so lovely- great atmosphere, great service, great food and we enjoyed it with great friends.
Thanks -we shall be back (again)

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AnnP
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Presentation of the food was innovative and the taste did not disappoint. Service was provided at the right time and not intrusive.
Overall, a most enjoyable experience.

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zzzzzz
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family meal - perfect Sunday lunch time get together. THank you

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LesleyM
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for Saturday evening, return visit for us. Exceptional food and service again, one of our favourite places to eat

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CathyH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love coming to the White Hart. You're always guaranteed a great meal, good value for money, and friendly service. Best restaurant around!

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Diya
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a perfect atmosphere for the colder months as there’s real fire places and a very cosy feel to the place. Incredible food and service all I would say is the creme brûlée with apples and blackberries dessert left more to be desired as I found the ice cream quite flavourless and the dessert as a whole too sweet but other than that the food was incredible and we will definitely be returning.

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Private
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Thoroughly recommend. Meat dishes wonderful. Veggie dishes very good.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved an outdoor table and were so pleased. It was in the orangery and was very warm and beautifully decorated with fairy lights etc. Food was as amazing as always and the blackberry gin fizz was very moreish! Best evening out for along time. Well, since we were last here! Compliments to the hosts, chef, barstaff and waiting staff.

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AmandaS
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, excellent orangery for those like us who prefer to be in a very well veltilated location, and lovely touches that made my husband's 50th celebration very special. Thank you!

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JonH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been three times over the past 6 months, and each time the meal has been delicious. Excellent wine, lovely building, friendly staff. This is now the restaurant we go to when we feel we deserve a treat!

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Endhanney
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food reasonably priced and attentive but discreet service

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Codj
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful welcome! The manager and staff could not have been kinder- the food was delicious- I think perhaps there could have been a slightly larger portion on the main course pasta.

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angelsmum
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were exceptional and the food was delicious. I could not find one fault . Should highly recommend

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AdeleH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal, lovely staff, lovely food. Just altogether lovely, thank you!

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Yummy
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We had been here to eat twice before. Lovely meals. We don’t eat meat but do eat fish and each time before there were lovely fish choices beautifully cooked, a plate of delicious breads to start with etc etc. This time it felt like getting the absolute minimum but for the same prices. The soup was ok, a slice of bread with it. No tray of lovely breads. Fish snd chips was the fish option. If we’d wanted that we’d have gone to a fish snd chip shop. It was ok but nothing special. We sat in the outside bit as we had before. The waiting staff seemed rattled when we first got there snd we dealt with a few different people. Some charming snd helpful snd some not. The whole experience was disappointing. We won’t be back based on that experience and won’t recommend any longer. What a shame

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. As mentioned when you arrived over an hour early for your booking, we did our very best to accommodate you earlier and managed to seat you ahead of your booking time, despite being fully booked. We were very patient, even when you asked us for the fifth time to sit down early. I am sorry you did not approve of the fish and chips as an option - they were one of many options you could have chosen on the menu. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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ShirleyW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this pub. Delicious food, lovely friendly and helpful staff, and beautiful building.

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LouisaS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for Sunday lunch, amazing food and excellent service. We will definitely be back!

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PennyG
Oxford
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, such a fantastic place

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JosephG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and friendly service. Highly recommend for an evening meal

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EleniZ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I found that the monkfish dish and the agnolotti had more ingredients/flavours than necessary.

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VikkiG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food , unpretentious, relaxed but attentive service - just everything so yummy! If I could eat out only once a year it would be here!

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vipPandCJ
Oxford
44 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. This was Game Night i.e. venison, rabbit, boar etc. and it was amazing good, presented beautifully and it was delicious. The chefs and front of house team are the best and are very professional in every they do for us diners. First class.

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Spam
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely find! Everyone was polite and friendly. The food was so tasty and delivered to our table by a very friendly waitress who tended us all evening. A five star find! We would defo return.

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Marineboy
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favourite place to go for a decent meal and service. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MargaretG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, lovely staff and excellent food. Definitely come again.

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CJParsnip
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is delicious served in just the right quantities- lovely friendly atmosphere

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Snowwhite
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious.
The waitress was attentive and the drinks server was friendly :)
Love this place and love the food .

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DonR
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had not been to the White Hart for some years but booked this lunch with friends for our wedding anniversary. Positive points were the excellent service fro staff and management. Disappointed with the Sunday lunch though - it was small portions, well cooked but relatively expensive. Will try an evening meal in the week sometime.

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KatherineR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and lovely food. Great place for a celebration.
Wish they had a mixed mezzo/antipasti board!
Outdoor area lovely too.

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Smudger
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very accommodating, we’d booked for 5 but a couple of our party couldn’t make it due to illness. The pork belly is one of the best I’ve ever tried and the apple, calvados creme brûlée and blackcurrant ice cream is superb! Definitely will be back, even if it was 72 miles from my home in London.

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RACHELU
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at The White Hart could not have been more delightful. It was my partners birthday, and from the birthday card on the table through to some birthday truffles at the end of the meal it was made to feel like a special occasion. The food was gorgeous, the setting spectacular- highly recommend!

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OxfordCashbacker
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Choose the pork. You won’t regret it.

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SouP
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. All the flavours in the monkfish dish were amazing and complemented each other very well. Not what I could rustle up at home that’s for sure! The signature pork belly was great as usual. Our only ‘criticism’ was that it would have been nice to have had some greens included with the dishes as main courses aren’t cheap. Or a side of veg to be shared amongst 3 diners.
Desserts were very good too. As was the service.

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Sylvie546
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Set lunch menu
Very tasty food. Friendly and efficient service. I had the fish and chips which was excellent - chips were hot and nicely cooked and the flavours of the crushed peas and tartare sauce were fresh and tasty. My husband had a salmon starter and vegetarian curry as a main. While he thought both were tasty, well cooked and presented, he felt the portions were on the small size.

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LesleyS
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here about 7 times over the years , quire a few to celebrate our birthdays
We live in Northamptonshire so it isn’t local but it is our favourite place
We brought special relatives/friends and they were blown away with the food and the beauty and history of the pub
David snd Richard had the charcuterie sharing board which was delicious and very substantial
2 then had the pork ( David nearly always does !! ) and 2 of us had the delicious monkfish
Already looking forward to when we might next visit !!!
A jewel of a place

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Gillygrove
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff
Food was excellent
Would definitely return and highly recommend

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always guaranteed an excellent meal and will travel some distance to go to this excellent pub

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Jason
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Overall ok but for 19 quid the portion size was for a child for the spinach pumpkin pasta. Left straight after mains because of that.

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The White Hart at Fyfield is rated 4.7 stars by 1668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.