The White Hart at Fyfield

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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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TC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue. Fantastic food.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 26 minutes ago

Thanks we've passed the feedback onto our kitchen team who work so hard! Thank you see you again Owain and the team

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KL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times over the past two years and always thoroughly enjoy the experience. The food and service is excellent and such a fabulous room!

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 2 hours ago

Dear Kate thank you so much for the 5 stars, it really does mean so much to us. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. Owain and the team

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JV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Considering the location, the pricing was a bit too ambitious. In central London such pricing would have been appropriate if the service would have been up to scratch.
Service was poor. Dietary requirements known to and confirmed by reservation were not communicated to staff. Our daughter was served suet crust (containing bread) with her deer meal while she needs gluten free meals. We were asked to have our coffee during or after our desert, we asked for during, but we received them afterwards all the same.
The portions were too small for their pricing, apart from the panna cotta which was a large trough of a liquid mass (not panna cotta at all).
This restaurant is well known for its excellent kitchen but it is let down by its staff and lack of communication. A bill of £160 for three persons is way too high for what we have received.

HR
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. The staff are all friendly and chatty and happy to help. Loved it all.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 26 minutes ago

So glad you loved it all, truly makes us very happy, thanks so much Harry, and we look forwad to seeing you again soon. Owain and the team

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LC
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Excellent food and service. It’s my gold standard.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your 5 stars it really does make our day when we read posts like this. Thanks again Owain and the team

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RG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've been meeting friends here every February for a number of years. Never disappointed - a very well run restaurant.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Robert, Thank you so much for the review we really value your business, and reviews like this really do make our day. Thanks again Owain and the team

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PH
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

As usual the food was enjoyable, although the chicken, lemon and tarragon soup was very salty...even extra salt crystals had been added to the butter which we thought was totally unnecessary, indeed not really acceptable in these days of being told to reduce our salt intake...... and the set lunch menu extremely good value. We each had a glass of wine which we thought were a bit pricey. The service however on this occasion was very slow indeed. We had to wait a really long time in between our starter and main courses. We don't like to be rushed, but this was too long a wait. The worst bit was waiting to pay...we got fed up with waiting for someone to come to our tble with our bill so we went to the bar and had to queue for about 20 minutes to pay. Having said that, we will return as it is convenient and the set lunch menu usually really good.

JM
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, as usual. My wife had the pork belly, which she'd had before, I tried the venison suet pudding, great comfort food! Puddings were chocolate delice and sticky toffee, both excellent, with a lot of care taken over all the elements.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 25 minutes ago

Hi Julian, Thanks for the feedback, we're glad you and your wife enjoyed so much, and can't thank you enough for taking the time to write this. Thanks Owain and the team.

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ML
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place with super nice staff and fantastic food. Good sized tables and well spaced out. I just loved coming in out of the cold to see and feel the heat from the wood burner.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded 22 minutes ago

Hi Matthew we love our wood burner too! Thanks so much for the comments, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks Owain and the team

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I went for a Sunday roast with family, the food was excellent and they have a great selection of wine. Took a little while to get our order taken but after that little blip they were very attentive.

LM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are spectacular. Everyone should know about it because it’s great... but then, it would make it impossible to get a table. Ignore me, everyone, nothing to see here.

SB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal and evening for my husband’s Birthday, wonderful quality food and service, I look forward to our next visit, thanks

DP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful cocktails, attentive yet discreet service and great ambiance. Absolutely the best place to eat!

MC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, brilliant service, welcoming and cozy.

JH
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food set in a beautiful setting. Really enjoyed our dinner

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most memorable places I’ve been.
Every dish was faultless
Service is outstanding
Please take your time to visit this wonderful place
You won’t be disappointed

DF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

At it's usual great standard, it's my local 'go to' quality restaurant, never disappoints

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service looking forward to a repeat.

NF
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best restaurant in the Abingdon area. The pork belly is great.

DG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - so flavoursome served in the most wonderful atmosphere in a wonderful
old building

RO
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrating a birthday we chose to visit the White hart, the service, food and ambience were exceedingly good as always. We were made to feel very welcome by all.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at the White Hart but will definitely be returning. Food was amazing and good service.

AF
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The catering and service are excellent but you need to ensure that ‘value for money’ remains affordable to attract people from further afield. A three course lunch is good value at £23.00.

F
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, only issue was charcuterie plate could have had more bread. Pork delicious, as was pheasant. Had table in bar so noisy (Friday night) and service initially slow but fine later. Expensive

RC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and special. Food excellent and displayed with panache. A first rate place to meet folk as the gentle space makes for the best of foodie experiences.

DD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would have rated the food excellent - it always has been in the past. Unfortunately the two portions of pheasant breast were slightly overcooked and dry, although I am aware that it is difficult to keep pheasant meat moist.

GM
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints. We have been eating 2-3 times / year at the White Hart for several years now and are happy to drive the 70+ miles to get there. Standards are consistently high. Refurb of the toilets would be appreciated though - especially in Winter!

JO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere FANTASTIC WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND

MM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to the White Hart and are always impressed with both the food and the excellent service we receive while there.
I particularly enjoyed the pheasant I had recently and the parsnip and apple soup is second to none! My husband and I are looking forward to our next visit.

M
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant with outstanding food and service. The food quality and presentation where excellent and I would thoroughly recommend.

OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked through the app and turned up to a nice welcome. Mulled wine, parsnip soup and Belly Pork all cooked to perfection. Texture and taste sublime, will be back!!!

BH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. It’s our second visit and the atmosphere, food and service was as exquisite as when we first visited 7 months ago! Can’t wait to go back!

JE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place and the food and service were excellent!
Will most definitely be back!

SW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Oxfordshire gastropub, it never disappoints

JM
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming a regular Friday lunch venue. The beers are always well kept and delicious, the food consistently interesting and superb. Service excellent too. What's not to like?

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicacy in preparation and presentation of the food. - excellent

S
Oxford
36 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pub was really busy and quite noisy so conversation was difficult.
The soup was delicious as was the ginger pudding dessert. The main course was average and Luke warm.
Service was good as always.
The overall experience was disappointing.

LC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gold standard. Always excellent service and good.

JC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the White Hart for twenty years. It was still amazing. The staff cared a lot and the food was beautiful (Wednesday dinner club). Highly recommended!

SP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my go to restaurant for good food. Always interesting, tasty, quality ingredients, ever changing menu, seasonal, friendly and professional.