The White Hart at Fyfield

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621 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service looking forward to a repeat.

NF
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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
35 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
1 review
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.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We mentioned it was our first anniversary and was greeted with a card, and received a lovely decorated plate and truffles at the end of our meal. As usual the food was absolutely outstanding, our firm choice is the beef every time and you really cannot get any better anywhere else! I would recommend anyone to try The White Hart...………….. our thanks for making such a wonderful experience.

S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived we were taken to our table and the service was quick. We ordered our meal, everyone was catered for. My sister has to eat gluten free as she is celiac and the staff were very helpful. We chose different starters, which were all delicious. Then we all couldn’t resist the roast pork with crackling. Again the meal was adjusted to cater for my sister. It was so beautifully presented; Tasted as good as it looked. When a gluten free dessert was required for the last part of our order it was no problem to change what was on the menu. I chose it too as I don’t like cake in my chocolate. It was a perfect end to a wonderful meal enjoyed by all. Thank you to the staff for their attention to detail and good service.

AG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prompt service. Good food. Reasonable prices.
Would have liked a few more choices on the set menu

SP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Hart is by far my favourite restaurant, and I eat there as often as possible. The food is always flavoursome and well presented, and I like that they grow a lot of their ingredients, plus source locally wherever possible. They use quality product and never disappoint. The building is lovely and the staff are both friendly and professional. Nice atmosphere, suits all occasions. Love it!

BA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We’re regular customers and whilst the food ranges from very good to excellent the service can be a bit variable. This was one of those occasions when the service was way too slow. We arrived fifteen minutes early and our table wasn’t ready. We expected to wait but not over thirty minutes just to sit down. We were then kept waiting twenty minutes before they even took our order. My soup was tasty but I am rather tiring of restaurants that serve soup with the texture of apple purée. I like my soup liquid. Thick is good but it shouldn’t look like baby food. The roast beef was excellent. We were offered horseradish sauce but, surprisingly, no gravy. One of the vegetables (possibly kale and apple) was a bit weird: way too sweet for my taste. The cauliflower cheese was good. My friend said his cod dish was brilliant. The cheese board looked good. My treacle tart was amazing - possibly the best I’ve ever had - although I think I’d have preferred cream to custard as an accompaniment. It took an age to get the bill and then to pay. Our lunch ended up taking over three hours which meant it was dark by the time we left. Kay wasn’t on duty which was a shame as the service is noticeably top notch when she is. The experience won’t put us off visiting again though. I’ll allow the odd bad day before looking for another venue for birthday lunches.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the feedback. Whatever the nature, it is always useful for us to improve and develop. I am really pleased you enjoyed your food but I am so sorry to hear that the service was not up to our usual high standard. I would really appreciate you getting in touch with me personally via the White Hart email. Many thanks and best wishes, Kay.

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SC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I brought friends for Sunday lunch. One of our friends is gluten and dairy intolerant. I felt the staff were very attentive and her needs were catered for extremely well. Thank you

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars! All of our food is cooked fresh, so it is no trouble to cater for gluten or dairy free. I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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MD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing birthday meal. Went straight for the mains and the signature slow cooked pork with crackling. I've never tasted better pork . I had the cheese selection for dessert which was beautifully presented . The service was great without being over the top and the atmosphere was very comfortable.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback Mary. I am so pleased you enjoyed your birthday meal with us. The pork is from a local farm and slow cooked for 10 hours - it has become our signature dish! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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JM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really couldn't fault any aspect of the meal. The staff were really helpful and moved us to a warmer location as my wife was a little under dressed for the weather. No fuss at all. The food was exceptional quality, seasonal, and reasonably priced for the quality on offer. The beer was great too. Will definitely come back!

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. It is so good to hear that you appreciate the quality of our lovely produce and food and feel that it is good value for money. We love what we do and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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ML
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great setting, lovely atmosphere. Food was excellent in quality and value and the service was very friendly. Really appreciated the interesting non alcoholic drinks.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and fabulous feedback! I am delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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SB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been told about The White Hart a couple of times, we decided to go for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed. Food was great, staff were lovely and we really enjoyed it.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars and great feedback. I am so pleased your enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us - our slow roasted beef is one of my favourites! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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LE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. We (5) of us had the pork belly which was delicious. Very good value Sunday lunch 2 or 3 course menu.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars and feedback. I am so pleased your Sunday lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was good. The service was very slow and we had some money taken off the wine as a gesture of good will.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the feedback Pippa. We are just a small family run business and take great pride in the food and service we give. I am so sorry on this occasion our high standards of service were not met. I would very much like for you to get in touch with me directly so I can rectify the situation. Very best wishes, Kay.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We both had the deer main course and had an unsettled stomach overnight and the next day.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the review. I am so sorry that you have been unwell. Please be assured that we have incredibly high standards of food hygiene in our kitchen and have deliveries fresh in every day. The venison is from a local farm with an excellent reputation and we have used and trusted them for 13 years. I would very much like for you to get in touch directly - you can email me on the White Hart email. Many thanks and best wishes, Kay.

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CH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really outstanding food. The staff were friendly and attentive. We will certainly be coming back!

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you Cathy! This is great to hear - I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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PC
Oxford
26 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight’s Wednesday Dinner Club meal at the White Hart Fyfield was delicious as usual and great value for money. Can’t beat the location, the professionalism of the staff and the skills of the chefs. It must be good because we keep coming back.

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

I am so pleased you enjoyed our lovely food and hospitality! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Very best wishes, Kay and Team.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A wonderful place to while away a couple of hours with a friend over delicious food

The White Hart at Fyfield
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating and wonderful feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to the White Hart again soon. Best wishes, Kay and Team.

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DB
London
49 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are not on the same level as anything else within driving distance. The menu is impressive, constantly changing and taking on seasonal aspects whilst maintaining their core throughout. Drinks are always great as well. The servers are knowledgeable and always do a great job. Will be back many, many times.