The White Hart at Fyfield

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549 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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TA
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, attentive staff and delicious food. It was my birthday and there was a card on the table for me and when we had finished our meal, a plate with Happy Birthday in chocolate written on it, with a delicious chocolate truffle. Thank you

CO
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was perfect. Great place to have a 4 hour relaxing Saturday lunch and drinks with great friends. Always a pleasure.

KG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. We were well taken care of, thank you for making my mothers 82nd birthday meal so pleasant.

TA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal, wonderful attentive service and a lovely place to eat.
Could not fault.

TB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite eatery,
Very good service on a relaxed atmosphere, not rushed , relaxed evening with the best food and polite, friendly and efficient staff.
Our anniversary and we really enjoyed the evening.

LD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented and tasting food. Good service.

ID
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quite hard to find as the sign had been taken down (?for repainting) but it was well worth finding. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was delicious, and the interior of the inn was traditional and cosy. Quiet to begin with (we were seated in the bar area) but it got quite noisy later.

GO
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire occasion from walking through the door was delightful. Staff had just the right level of attentiveness - the welcome was warm and we had a splendid meal. I would not hesitate to recommend The White Hart to anyone who loves good food

AC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super lunchtime meal - excellent value.Extra touch was a happy birthday card and chocolates. Will be back soon.

TL
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us met for lunch, although we were surprised that from the road the pub looked closed and unloved. When going round the back, however, it became much brighter and inside was fabulous. We all had the set lunch menu which was very tasty and good value. My only criticism would be that the choice for our coeliac guest was rather limited and he was told "these are the things you can't have ..." - it would have been much nicer to have a gluten free menu showing all the things he could have!

All in all, a great lunch out and we'll certainly go back

JL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many visits to the WH. The menu is not like so many pubs and a la Carte is an evolving list. Specials are also v interesting and sticky toffee is world class. Honestly not found a better high end pub near Oxford

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable meal at the white hart. Lots of good gluten free options though could do with some extra desert options

S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful indoor and outdoor space, and the food was delicious. The service was very friendly and fast, and I really appreciated the compostable straws and the fact that locally sourced meat/produce is used. I'm looking forward to going back!

NF
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My pork was, as usual, great. My wife's fish was disappointing - overcooked and bony (it would have been good if the menu had made clear it was on the bone as my wife would have ordered something else). The starter and desserts were good, particularly the home-made sorbet.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Local and seasonally ‘provenance’ focused very good cooking
Knowledgeable and friendly ‘warm’ service

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food good although not cheap ab and marred by Slow chaotic service and Pestered by flies.

LS
Oxford
19 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always the Sunday lunch is to a consistently high standard, can’t fault the food.I would normally rate the White Hart 5 stars but on this occasion the service was not good. Having raved about the White Hart to friends it was embarrassing when we visited with them as the service was way below normal standards.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The White Hart is by far my favourite local restaurant and never disappoints. The food is always top quality and presented very creatively without being over the top. The service and ambience in a lovely old building with history is first class but still feels relaxing and friendly as a local pub should be.

A
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First class service, food superb, the best Mussels I have ever eaten. The Ambiance was ok, we were outside, .
The ambiance inside is super one of the best. We will be back.

E
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food here was excellent and the ambience relaxed and friendly. The service started well, but was slightly let down by us having to ask for the pudding menu once our first course was cleared away. However, that did not detract from an overall lovely meal.

JW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience second to none.
It was a sunny day so we are in the garden. Would have been a good idea to have larger canopies.
Service was a bit slow, otherwise delightful experience. Have been before and will come again.
James White

LL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, the white onion soup was exquisite, what a great find from a quick search for somewhere on a long journey - well worth the diversion! I’ll be making that detour again...

SM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pub which we had visited for years but will more regularly now! Lovely garden, great staff and excellent food, service and lovely surroundings- perfect thank you

JB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Good food very professionally presented. We felt very well looked after. Thank you

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, as always. And their desserts are works of art that taste as good as they look. My favourite gastropub in Oxford.

PS
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having moved away from Wiltshire, we discovered the White Hart by chance while looking for a "mid-point" to meet friends and relatives for lunchtime get-togethers. A great find - we have dined there several times over the past two years and it never fails to please. Great menus, varied choices and good value.

PJ
Oxford
23 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The courgette and parmesan soup was the best we’ve ever had, the lamb rump was delicious and the salted chocolate delice amazing. The staff are friendly and professional and the location has some history and great ambience. 10/10 and a gold star for everything.

BB
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were made most welcome by Dee who was our server throughout our lunch. He was discreetly attentive and friendly.
The food that we ate was very tasty and satisfying. I thought that it was very good value for money. We will definitely go back again.

DC
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food - the roast beef is the best that we've tasted, and we've been three times

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt so welcome and appreciated! Glorious food. Great atmosphere and stunning interior.

SM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for pur wedding anniversary. Had a great evening food was amazing as per usual. Service great and although a little on the dark side, the ambience is just right for a cosy evening for two!

LB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and a lovely atmosphere. Had a very nice evening.

JG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy a visit to The White Hart, good food, wine and service

E
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, beautiful surroundings and excellent service- what Moe could you ask for ?

DC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having booked an 8.45 table as the only one available at the time, being hungry we cheekily phoned at 6pm to see if there was any chance of something earlier. They were so kind and helpful and manages to fit us in much earlier without disturbing the schedules of other diners. The food was really excellent and we could not have hoped for a better evening. I just wish we had a White Hart in our village.

CG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, staff were all friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and to a very high standard.

VM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice welcome by staff, ordered drinks at bar added to tab, shown to table.
We had one of the three choices of tapas boards which was lovely with nice warm pitta bread.
Only thing we would of preferred would have been if the olives had of been without the stone,but that's just personal taste.
Main course one of us had the Oglet steak, which I am told was very nice, would have preferred mushrooms to not have breadcrumbs in but again personal taste.
I would have liked the Oglet steak but was advised by staff against it due to me wanting my steak well done which would not be beneficial to this particular cut of meat, so I apprecaited the advise.
It's an unusual cut to be offered on a menu, you don't see it very often so all credit to the chef's cooking skills.
Maybe they could alternate this cut with other steaks as last time we came again this was the only choice of cut for a steak choice, however there was plenty of variety of main courses to choose from.
The other guest would also have preferred to have his steak & accompaniments on a plate rather than a wooden board but I guess this just adds to the authentic rustic look.
I had fish & chips with peas & homemade tartare sauce.
The batter was so light and crispy and the fish was gorgeous, chips must have been homemade,crispy & light & fluffy inside.
Tartare sauce lovely.
We did not have dessert on this ocassion as we were full but we well & truly enjoyed our meal once more and will definetly be back soon.
Service is friendly and not over bearing.
Restaurant very quickly fills up so I would advise you book, so worth visiting this restaurant, at the end of the day the food is first class.
There is also a nice garden outside where you can have snacks from the bar menu.
Go on treat yourself !

F
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, relaxed welcome to a really interesting venue. A busy Saturday with regular diners giving a typical pub feel. Superb menu choice and the fish board sharing starter was quality produce with great variety presented in a rustic way. We both enjoyed the white wines we ordered - a Chardonnay and petit Chablis which was great with the fish. Signature pork dish with crackling was beautifully and innovatively presented, very tasty, perfectly cooked and flavoured, the jus being just right. The lamb dish was equally enjoyable, the rosti style potatoes were cooked perfectly. Wonderful choice of desserts, so pleased to have chosen the Jaffa cake dessert all the elements in it were indulgent especially the chocolate! The orange centre was wow!

So we thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary meal together! Thank you all for a very enjoyable and memorable meal.

The minstrels gallery would be a good option for a quieter table I think .....planning our next visit....

RM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly and attentive staf and excellent food

BJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, will visit it as often as I can.

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