The White Hart at Fyfield

4.7
447 reviews
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  • Worth the Drive
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
The impressive accolades of Restaurant of the Year and Best Gastropub, at the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2015 and Food Awards 2017, 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.
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Wales
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes on the menu were inspiring, very hard to choose between them. All of the dishes that we had were superb, a particular highlight was the onglet steak dish - one of the best steak dishes that I have ever had the pleasure to eat. Our children (5 and 3) were very well accommodated for. Thoroughly recommended.

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GS
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service to match. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Some of my friends had the anglet steak and were fullsome in their praise. My only criticism was the fact that the toilets are outside and this was not welcoming on a cold night. I would have no hesitation in returning and enjoying such good food.

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VM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent quality food & presentation as usual,only negative was my mains course of fish could have done with being warmer but it was still delicious.
Would not recommend the table we had which was directly opposite the main door because when customers are arriving/leaving you have to put up with the draughts, even though there was a lovely fire lit,I would just ensure I asked for a different table next time.
I think really the only area this restaurant could improve on is your first impression when coming in to the building from the car park as it is absolutely awful.
Drab,unclean and uninviting,so easily rectified I am sure, with a good sweep,and some lovely plants in containers.
It is the only area that lets this place down,I am only mentioning it because it can easily be rectified at little cost and will create a much better positive first impression to your customers. :)

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RS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good menu choice both Specials and a la carte. Service attentive but not “pushy”
Food quality very good and plentiful. (Especially the sticky toffee pudding!!)
Staff did not appear concerned that we spent about 3 hours over our lunch.
We will be back

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JW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely relaxed atmosphere with outstanding food and great service. The seafood platter was enough for 3 or 4, with superb flavours. I had rump of lamb which was perfectly cooked for main, my wife enjoyed the belly pork just as much. A very special night out. Thank you.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening.
Food was really good.
Will be back!

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R
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always beautifully cooked food , menu very interesting and different.great atmosphere if a little quiet on tuesdays, consistently great foid, staff and venue. Thank you

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M
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was for my Birthday and boy what a fabulous treat it was. The complete experience was 1st class from start to end. The service, abeyance, attention to detail and the food was sublime, can’t wait to visit again. Thank you to your amazing team, a job very well done.

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P
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This really is an excellent pub. The food is fantastic, all staff we've interacted with are ultra-nice and helpful, the ambient is quiet and quite welcoming from my point of view. It's the best gastropub I know of, period. The quality of food and service are well worth the value.

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RM
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Brilliant food, helpful and willing staff, and great atmosphere

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MD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A friendly service with great food at reasonable value. Well done.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kay and Rob made our experience fantastic. They made us feel very welcome especially the kids. The food was stunning and tasted amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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LH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Great service, excellent food, can't fault it.

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MD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food with very pleasant service and good value.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite venue for meals with friends
Service always excellent and food is delicious
Always recommend to friends
Love coming here pity not closer to where
I live!

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A
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful as always cant fault it. Food was great staff good atmosphere brilliant. We be back very soon.

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PJ
Oxford
19 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious dinner at our favourite gastro pub. Great food, great service and great location.

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B
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, tasted delicious and obviously fresh (eg the foraged wild garlic). The staff were polite and attentive without being overbearing. A lovely building, a little out of the way of things. Would be nice to visit in the summer as looks like they have a lovely garden at the back.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

On arrival we saw the toilets outside which we used and carried on using, when I mentioned this to a friend a couple of days later she told us there were some inside this would have been nice to know whilst at the venue. If I were to go again I would ask to be seated in the restaurant rather than the bar as the door is opened constantly. Meal was nice (chicken soup stunning) but not as good as my expectations were as we had had such good recommendations. I would try an evening meal rather than Sunday lunch

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E
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This wasn’t our best experience at The White Hart. Service was excellent as always, but we were seated in the bar area next to the door which knocked into us each time someone came in. The main meal of roast beef was average. We have have been served better in the past. Dessert excellent and could not fault that!

Would be careful about where we sit if we do come again

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable birthday lunch where they pulled out all the stops!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good and I will recommend this restaurant for my friends.

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AA
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever excellent food - We all ordered different dishes and all plates received positive comments. ( the pork dish is simply amazing.)

We were made to feel very welcome, the staff were professional, courteous and under the radar.
We would thoroughly recommend The White Hart.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our evening. Food was delicious and staff pleasant and attentive. Thank you very much.

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PG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food, went as a family, ordered different courses - very enjoyable. Undermined by some disorganisation amongst staff serving, all very pleasant but did not work as a team.

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PJ
Oxford
19 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another exceptional Wednesday evening dining experience. Great food, great service, great location and great value. Our favourite restaurant.

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TO
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters birthday, best food and service had in some significant time, will return many times in the future

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A
Oxford
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, well cooked and presented. Staff were very attentive and understanding as we were late for our booking.
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This old inn was an excellent place to spend a special birthday. Amazing food and excellent service

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AB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed evening, never hurried, excellent food and service, making for a very special evening

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SS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal and would definitely recommend it. The staff were friendly, attentive and the food was exquisite. We have moved house to the area and can walk to The White Hart and will definitely be returning.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Probably the best roast I have ever had at s pub/ restaurant. Very generous portions with a wide variety of well cooked veg and incredible beef

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LL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday Lunch as expected. Staff charming

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The White Hart is tucked away in a little village off the motorway. It has a charming old world atmosphere, quite rustic. Food is carefully considered and tasty, I recommend the apple tart with liquorice ice cream.

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TH
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent all roubd, only very slightly marred by slow service taking dessert orders.

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N
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pub, with loads of atmosphere, excellent food and value for money. Service exceptional.

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We went for a business lunch as a group of 5. the food was fabulous and as a set lunch menu, exceptional value. Lovely old building. A little quiet at lunchtimes perhaps. We made our own entertainment between chats about the quality of the food.

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P
Warwickshire
7 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, a warm welcome and attentive staff.
Only thing to say is not cheap! But worth it

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AA
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning setting
Magnificent food
Fabulous service.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service, highly recommended, we will definitely be returning!

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