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The White Hart of Wytham

4.5
4.5
583 Reviews
£25 and under
English

We're a small independent team now into our fifth year of running this beautiful 17th century country pub just outside Oxford city centre.

We have introduced full social distancing protocols for your safety as well as ours. Please note and observe these upon arrival. Due to current government restrictions, all of our tables are outdoors. All bookings will be seated in the White Hart's Observatory for weather-proof dining. To book a pod, please leave a request on your booking, and we shall do our best to accommodate. Due to high demand, our individual dining pods are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Bar
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01865 244372

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carr

  • Catering

    The White Hart has a long history of welcoming guests and wetting whistles, and there are records of a pub in the village dating back to 1741, but that was only when the records began! The establishment has been under new management since January 2015 and offers more substantial fare to satisfy all appetites. “We’re extremely proud and grateful to have received numerous awards and nominations for our food from The Oxford Times, Bitten Oxford, OxinaBox and Wadworth Brewery,” says Baz, the current landlord. Food is always prepared on site and cooked from scratch on a daily basis, with the kitchen team – lead by head chef Andrew Carr – using local suppliers wherever possible. You can often find Wytham Woods venison on the menu and there is also a full vegan and vegetarian menu that has garnered its own awards. The White Hart can cater for all types of events too, whether it’s a wedding reception, afternoon tea or birthday party, with exclusive hire or group reservations.

  • Neighborhood

    Wytham

  • Cross street

    OX2 8QA

  • Parking details

    Disabled parking located at the front of the building

  • Public transit

    The beautiful village of Wytham lies two miles North West of Oxford city centre. Take the number 6 bus from the city centre to Wolvercote and walk approximately 15 minutes along the Godstow Road passing Port Meadow until you reach the Pub in Wytham Village.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Main

  • Fish Goujons, Peas & Fries£7.00

    • Burger & Fries£7.00

      • Meatballs & Polenta Mash£7.00

        • Tomato & Cheesy Pasta£6.00

          Dessert

          • Selection of Ice Creams & Sorbets£3.00

            • Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Ice Cream£4.00

              Last updated: July 26, 2020

              What 583 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

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              4.5
              4.5 based on recent ratings
              • 4.6Food
              • 4.4Service
              • 4.4Ambience
              • 4.1Value

              NoiseModerate

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              1. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oxford

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined 2 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                As usual the experience of dining in the outdoor area was as you come to expect from this establishment excellent all round, especially the food and waiter last night what a professional.

              2. BW

                BevW

                Buckinghamshire

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined 4 days ago

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Really good food and felt safe in the outdoor pods Can highly recommend as we had a lovely evening

              3. AC

                AndrewC

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on September 12, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Superb! A really great atmosphere, friendly staff and most importantly excellent food!

              4. T

                Tessa

                Oxford

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on September 11, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Yet again a very enjoyable and slightly special meal at The White Hart. It is a very special place, fabulous atmosphere and the food is excellent and good value. High recommended

              5. JB

                JimB

                Poconos

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on September 10, 2021

                overall4food4service3ambience4

                The atmosphere was very good. We dined outdoors, sitting in one of the "pods". It was evening (dark) and the fairy lights made it very atmospheric and romantic. The food was very good, as was the service. I will be going again.

              6. FP

                FelicityP

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on September 10, 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                A pleasant courtyard dining room protected from the weather

              7. KH

                KayH

                Berkshire

                1 review

                vip
                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on September 10, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Lovely food and great ambience. Good to be in a pod when the rain comes down.

              8. J

                Jerry

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on September 9, 2021

                overall5food4service4ambience4

                The White Hart has set out its back garden with the tables in 'bubbles' and all of them under a high canopy too - so sitting out in the rain (as we did) is absolutely fine. The menu was slightly limited due to lack of staff (like everywhere) but the service was excellent, and the food was excellent. I'm on a diet and (annoyingly) asked for a burger without chips or bun. You often get exactly that, but not this time. The chefs had bulked up my plate with a delicious salad, the burger was good, and I left most pleased with the whole experience, including the service, which as my (male) dining partner had asked the waitress how much she weighed, was surprisingly very good.

              9. RJ

                RichardJ

                Oxford

                3 reviews

                2.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on September 9, 2021

                overall2food1service2ambience4

                The pub is normally excellent but today was bad. I have been told that chef could not get the ingredients he wanted and this through poor deliveries and no drivers and foods temporarily unavailable. It is becoming common in many a pub around here. Morale was low and the kitchen could not get sufficient assistants and the service poor. I would wait until the effects of Brexit have worn off so that normal service can be resumed when/if ever that is.

              10. F

                Ffinlo

                Oxford

                21 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                21 reviews

                Dined on September 5, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Sunday lunch at the White Hart is always a pleasure. And on a warm late summer Sunday afternoon, even better to be sat outside with glasses of white wine. The menu even featured queen scallops ("queenies") from the Isle of Man. Even better to think they were personally accompanied back to the White Hart by the owner (food provenance is very important). The lamb, with generous portions of side dishes, together with varied desserts all met expectations. And a special mention of the serving & kitchen staff -- the White Hart was very busy and yet the staff made sure the atmosphere was relaxed, friendly, and attentive. A perfect Sunday afternoon on which to end summer.

              11. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                vip
                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on August 28, 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Lovely setting and interesting food - not your average pub

              12. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on August 14, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great evening fabulous service lobster was amazing will def be back and recommend highly worth a visit

              13. D

                Dizzy

                London

                9 reviews

                5.0

                9 reviews

                Dined on August 11, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Sat outside in the covered garden, the ambience and charm of this place is a little gem. We discovered it by accident driving past one day and then got a chance to go when friends were in town. Food was great as was the service.

              14. A

                Alison

                London

                14 reviews

                5.0

                14 reviews

                Dined on August 5, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience3

                Very impressed by the food. When I last visited I was put off for some years because the food wasn’t great. But now it’s excellent: original, quite sophisticated and beautifully presented. The new tent/marquee is not up to the same standard however.

              15. JM

                JohnM

                Surrey

                5 reviews

                3.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on August 1, 2021

                overall3food5service2ambience3

                My girlfriend sat on a wet chair that had been brought in from the garden. Food was great.

              16. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oxford

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on July 28, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Another excellent lunch from the team at The White Hart. I'm going to be salivating for about a week over my banging steak. Thanks for everything guys

              17. J

                Jack85

                Oxford

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on July 9, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                I can’t compliment the team at The White Hart of Wytham enough… the entire experience was spot on… gorgeous setting, fantastic service and outstanding food… definitely returning and very soon.

              18. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on July 9, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food, and background live singers, outdoors us done very well.

              19. F

                Ffinlo

                Oxford

                22 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                22 reviews

                Dined on June 20, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                This was agreed by all four of us to be the most amazing Sunday lunch ever (since last year when we and our guests had Sunday lunch here). Our guests loved the pod, the food and wine were wonderful, and the service gently attentive even when busy. We'll definitely be back.

              20. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oxford

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on June 16, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Just fabulous

              21. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on May 26, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                My first time here but certainly not the last. We sat outside in a booth inside the marquee, service could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The food was proper restaurant quality rather than ‘pub grub’, really impressive- looked great and tasted delicious. They had run out of IPA so we supped a couple of pints of Wadsworth 6X which is always a treat. Probably not as picturesque as it might be due to the social distancing measures and outside seating but congratulations for great effort in making this safe and comfortable as possible. Wasn’t expensive either.

              22. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 18, 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Love the pods,great staff. Looking forward to visiting again.

              23. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dorset

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 11, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Very nice dinner and brilliant service.

              24. DP

                DaveP

                Surrey

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 5, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Lovely service and most of the food was delicious. A few Mix ups on drinks and food, but quickly rectified with minimum of fuss. Considering the complications from COVID workarounds, we had a lovely time. The outdoor seating arrangements were lovely and we stayed dry and warm even through a hail shower.

              25. AB

                AnnaB

                Oxford

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 5, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                First time back to the WH since last year. We thought how well you'd accommodated the present situation. First the huge protective tent plus the individual pods which were delightful - beautifully presented and pretty - we could see much money and effort had been ploughed in to this new way of dining. There were three of us - my mother who was 90, my sister and myself. I did inform the pub at point of booking that mum is a regular user of the WH and that it was a special birthday and was informed that she would be a made a little bit of a fuss of... but this didn't happen. It's no big deal, but she would have been as pleased as punch with a Happy Birthday from the staff. There was ambient piano music; just right - not intrusive, very pleasant. We each had a starter plus a pud - divine food as always. Staff friendly and professional, with covid protocol taken v. seriously. We bought coats, blankets and a hot water bottle - thankfully the rain held off until we were about to leave so all good. It was lovely to be back there again; I know mum in particular enjoyed it. Thank you!

              26. JL

                JamesL

                Oxford

                13 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                13 reviews

                Dined on May 5, 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Great spot. Becoming our favorite pub for outdoor dining in Oxford area. the menu has some fabulous courses . Really top notch

              27. OL

                OliveL

                Oxford

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on May 5, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had a very enjoyable lunch meal yesterday at the White Hart Wytham. The outside facilities are very good with separate pods and a high covering that covered the whole area. One felt safe from Covid and were able to relax and enjoy being waited on after what seems a long time.

              28. EG

                ElaineG

                Buckinghamshire

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on May 1, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food, lovely atmosphere. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

              29. W

                Waggychillo

                Berkshire

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 28, 2021

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                Geared up well for COVID compliant outside dining. Great food! Wrap up well if it’s cold outside although the pods have heaters.

              30. P

                nicolaP

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 25, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great to be back at The White Hart. As always the food was lovely. Both of us had a roast. my beef was brilliant, so tasty and it melted in the mouth. My husbands pork loin was soft and tender, and the crackling was so good that he would have loved to have had a bag of it. Plenty of fresh veg, tasty gravy and the lightest yorkshire puddings that we've ever eaten. Wonderful service even with all the Covid restrictions. If you haven't eaten here yet hurry up and book a table, it's so good

              31. N

                Nemo

                Toronto

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 25, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Absolutely lovely Sunday meal. Accommodated some dietary intolerances really well. Beautiful outdoor garden. Very high quality food. Chef deserves a raise!

              32. K

                Kitty

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 25, 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Food good. At present eating outside but well organised. Beautiful pub. Staff efficient and served quickly despite being very busy.

              33. RR

                RayneR

                San Francisco

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 25, 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                A last minute decision to visit our son in Oxford for a sunny Sunday lunch meant that only two options came back in the search results. The Whyte Hart came first and with such good ratings I didn’t hesitate to book 4 bar stools. In fact we had a pod dressed with greenery and waiting staff full of smiles. Fast service, lovely Sunday roast. They were short on some of the veg so extra Yorkshire puddings were offered and they’d run out of the dessert I’d have liked - but that’s a sign of a popular menu. We’d definitely go back and would recommend without hesitation.

              34. IN

                IngaN

                London

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 25, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The White Hart has made a wonderful set up in the garden. Very atmospheric with lights and decorations, lovely pods to sit in, each with their own heat lamp. The food was great, as always.

              35. PS

                PSnR

                Dorset

                4 reviews

                2.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 24, 2021

                overall2food4service4ambience4

                Booked anniversary date with my wife three weeks in advance of booking expecting to get a cosy pod as per the the pubs website but disappointing to arrive on the evening to find table not ready and then advised hadn’t had a pod reserved anyway. Placed out on a limb in an unheated poorly lit area away from the main dining experience so didn’t start on the best footing. Waiter apologetic as we’d felt mislead and not in the know that should have explicitly asked for a pod..said he would move us to a pod as soon as one became available which he did in the end but we’d had had the meal by then. Would have been a far better experience if been in the heated pods for the whole meal. Really nice ambience and feel. Food was good but wine was poor. £26 Chenin blanc was watery and felt equivalent to a cheap £5 convenience store wine..overall would have given higher score if it wasn’t for the disappointing seating experience. Was first night out for months also with my wife having worked two stressful jobs in NHS throughout the pandemic. Of course that not the pubs fault but amplified the disappointing experience after lots of good recommendations from others that had had the hallowed pod dining experience..on that basis won’t be returning. Pierre Victories all the way next time when they open up..

              36. JA

                JeremyA

                Oxford

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 24, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Really nice food. Looking forward to eating there when it is a bit warmer.

              37. JF

                JessicaF

                London

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 24, 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Really tasty food, the outdoor pod was beautiful ans the staff were friendly

              38. HH

                HannahH

                Oxford

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 23, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience5

                We had a lovely meal at the White Hart. We were sitting outside, as per the current COVID regs and they did a great job of creating a cosy and ambient atmosphere. There was luce music in the form of a piano which was such a treat and added to the experience. The good was all tasty and well presented. Would definitely recommend.

              39. EJ

                EmmaJ

                Oxford

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 23, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The food was amazing. And it was nice to see it full of staff. And we didn’t have to wait too long for food like we have in the past

              40. RM

                RogerM

                Essex

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 23, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellently prepared for outdoor dining terrific food lovely service highly recoomended

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              The White Hart of Wytham is rated 4.5 stars by 583 OpenTable diners

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              Booked 9 times today
              Google Map for The White Hart of Wytham

              The White Hart Wytham Wytham, Oxfordshire OX2 8QA

              • Cross street

                OX2 8QA

              • Neighborhood

                Wytham

              • Hours of operation

                Lunch
                Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
                Bar
                Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
                Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
                Dinner
                Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
                Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

              • Cuisines

                English, Contemporary European

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress code

                Casual Dress

              • Parking details

                Disabled parking located at the front of the building

              • Public transit

                The beautiful village of Wytham lies two miles North West of Oxford city centre. Take the number 6 bus from the city centre to Wolvercote and walk approximately 15 minutes along the Godstow Road passing Port Meadow until you reach the Pub in Wytham Village.

              • Payment options

                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

              • Executive chef

                Andrew Carr

              • Entertainment

                null

              • Additional

                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

              • Phone number

                01865 244372

              • Catering

                The White Hart has a long history of welcoming guests and wetting whistles, and there are records of a pub in the village dating back to 1741, but that was only when the records began! The establishment has been under new management since January 2015 and offers more substantial fare to satisfy all appetites. “We’re extremely proud and grateful to have received numerous awards and nominations for our food from The Oxford Times, Bitten Oxford, OxinaBox and Wadworth Brewery,” says Baz, the current landlord. Food is always prepared on site and cooked from scratch on a daily basis, with the kitchen team – lead by head chef Andrew Carr – using local suppliers wherever possible. You can often find Wytham Woods venison on the menu and there is also a full vegan and vegetarian menu that has garnered its own awards. The White Hart can cater for all types of events too, whether it’s a wedding reception, afternoon tea or birthday party, with exclusive hire or group reservations.

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