The White Hart at Fyfield

4.7
417 reviews
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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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AB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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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PM
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surroundings with a nice warm feel. The food and service was second to none with an excellent choice of wines at affordable prices. I always recommend the White Hart to family and friends because I know they will never be disappointed.

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MC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place and the perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Excellent food and service but so relaxed

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AN
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely pub restaurant. 3 course Sunday lunch. Will definitely go back.

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PJ
Oxford
17 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not find a better Sunday lunch. The roast beef is high quality and melts in the mouth. The pork belly is their signature dish and it is delicious; seasonal vegetables are either home grown or local; in fact most of the ingredients are locally produced. The Sunday lunch menu is competitively priced with two or three course option and there is a children’s option. Well behaved children are very welcome. Service is professional and friendly. The location has great ambiance. This is our favourite Oxfordshire restaurant for lunch and dinners.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! We've been coming for years but this might have been our favourite meal yet. Yummy new dishes with gorgeous ingredients and lots of amazing creative twists on delicious classics. All accompanied with fabulous wine and easy-going, fun, knowledgeable service. Thank you all - can't wait for next time already!

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MF
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menue, and good food.
Service and ambience very pleasant
Will come again.

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LP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming here for over 10 years now and our meal was excellent as ever. Thank you!

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CW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited The White Hart on Sunday 27th January with our son and his wife. Busy late lunchtime but lovely food, ambience and friendly helpful staff. Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Hadn’t been for a while snd was reminded how lovely it is.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the White Hart for Sunday lunch. The food was excellent, the staff were fantastic- all very friendly and attentive, and you can’t beat it for value either.

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l
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal at the White Hart with great service and lovely ambience- can’t wait to come back again

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SA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travel to meet up with friendsfamily and needed somewhere reasonably accessible from main A40. Found this in The Good Food Guide... it’s a real gem! Three courses of mainly locally sourced beautifully presented food Sunday lunchtime £29. The staff are outstanding, courteous, friendly, helpful knowing when attention is needed but standing back allowing space to relax in between. You need to book in advance, every time we have been every table has been occupied.

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NF
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some of dishes were not as flavourful as expected eg rhubarb cheesecake did not taste of rhubarb, Stilton panna cotta did not have enough Stilton flavour. Other dishes were excellent. Gents toilet facilities need upgrading.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent Sunday lunch which was enjoyed by adults and children alike

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TR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and superb food. Never had a bad experience. The staff are welcoming and friendly without being in your face

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SF
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm welcome, fab staff, amazing food and perfect location. Highly recommend

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JR
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant from a Tripadvisor review. The food was excellent as was the service and the actual location is stunning. Loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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PJ
Oxford
17 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lunch and dine here regularly and have never been disappointed with any aspect of the experiences. Ingredients are locally sourced where possible and the chefs have the skills to create fine dishes. There are signature dishes that always tempt along wish newly created ones that tingle the tastebuds. The building provides the ambience and service is friendly as well as professional.
Can’t fault The White Hart.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for family birthday celebration lunch and couldn’t have wished for a more successful visit in a relaxed atmosphere. When calling to add to the number initially booked online the response was friendly and helpful - as was the warm welcome on our arrival. The food was well-presented and delicious, and the occasion was made even more enjoyable by the excellent service (even though we were a large group and upstairs in a room on our own, which suited us very well). Hope very much to return before too long and certainly very happy to recommend.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was just excellent and the service was attentive but not intrusive. All the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Not cheap but a lovely place for a special night out.
We have been before and we will be going again.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midweek lunch with a friend was lovely. Service was excellent with the staff attentive but not intrusive and the food (as always) was lovely. The set lunch menu is great value for money and always has something I want to eat on it.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would definitely recommend The White Hart. Took my husband for an evening meal to celebrate his 70th birthday. We had a warm welcome and an enjoyable meal, along with a lovely bottle of red wine. Would have no problem going back there again.

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KA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met our expectations where so many other so called “great food pub” haven’t.
We lunched there on Wednesday and again on Friday, both days very good indeed.
Certainly will return.

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F
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The White Hart made New Year's Day special due to the excellent service, food and surroundings. I would not hesitate to recommend the White Hart to friends and aquaintances to whom good food and service is important.

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GM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the past few years this has been a favourite place for a catch up lunch with friends. The quality of food and welcome has consistently pleased and makes the 50+ mile drive well worth it every time!

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KN
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to deliver. We've been going to this restaurant for years and it's world class.

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Alles was lekker , jammer als enige punt in de zaal.
Is blijven stilstaan in de tijd, vloer nodig gepoetst
En het bestek kan beter. ! Graag messen die snijden

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SD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The White Hart is a favourite venue - and a family treat - and again this time didn't disappoint.
The food is gorgeous, the wines good and reasonably priced, and the service friendly and efficient.

We enjoyed the meal greatly, and the single comment was that the pheasant breast (whilst delicious in itself) didn't come with very many accompanying vegetables - we would have appreciated knowing this at the time of ordering as we would have chosen a side dish to go with it.

But a very small quibble in an otherwise totally enjoyable experience - as usual.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have visited the White Hart and both times have been fantastic. The food is delicious. I am veggetarian and my partner is a meat eater and they cater for both well. While there was only one veggie choice it was really tasty and creative, and not the standard veggie choice you normally get served. The atmosphere and surroundings are lovely and the staff are also great.

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VC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, pleasant atmosphere, very good service, perhaps the best pub and definitely the best food in the area. One little thing: one member of our small group was allergic to nuts, which we mentioned, all was absolutely fine and taken care of except when the cappuccino arrived with a little white sweet bite with nuts. It was spotted and not eaten by the person with the
nut allergy so no dramas.

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