The White Hart at Fyfield

4.6
459 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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ML
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu and the food surpassed expectations. Highly recommended, great service too.

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JS
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always. Really tasty high quality food at exceptional value for money. Thank you

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DG
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere of The White Hart is great but a mid evening booking is probably best to have a more sociable setting.
One suggestion would be to have a better signal for service from the kitchen rather than a loud cry of ‘SERVICE!!’ which practically scared one customer out of her chair!!

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L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Incredible food. Such a fabulous place tucked away in the Oxfordshire countryside.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Children unsupervised running in and out made it chilly.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going to the White Hart, the food is outstanding; the best roast beef I have ever had, the staff are engaging, helpful, friendly as well as very efficient and the ambience is perfect, not too noisy but not silent either.
The perfect place for a great meal.
Thank you as always.

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

We have yet to find any restaurant serving a better Sunday lunch. From the soup to the desert the food was, as always, incredible. The best beef roast by far.
Service is always friendly and professional.
The location has great character which adds to the ambience.
Thanks team White Hart for delivering perfection.

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Shame, the table we were say at was surrounded by noisy kids. The area was also cold and drafty - despite log burning stove which clearly was used but not lit. Food very good and staff efficient and friendly but overall the meal was coloured by the larger groups of energetic, boisterous kids.

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BH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Amazing food, great choice of drinks and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little early after navigating the bus service from Abingdon. We were warmly greeted at the bar and offered drinks or an early start on our meal - we chose a drink. Ten minutes before we were to be seated the waiter came to us and suggested we could start before the rush, which was a great suggestion as it got busy while we were on our main meals. The service was terrific, wine suggestions were useful and they did allow some tastings to help us confirm our choices. The food presentation was exceptional, the flavours wonderful. Our only small feedback items were wine delivered before the food please, the size of the steak was quite large, and I found the risotto a little garlicky for my tastes. The cod and the steak were amazing though so these are hardly reasons to avoid this place! This was our stand out meal of a 3 week holiday (which included a Michelin star restaurant)!
FYI if you're catching the Stage Coach from the A420 at night time use your mobile phone torch to wave the bus down, he nearly missed seeing us and said we should've had a torch.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, excellent
Service, exceptional
Drinks, Great selection of Beers,Wines and Cocktails
Menu a little restricted

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JC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was nice but the menu was limited and the portion size for mains not very big. I think for the money I was expecting something a little more.

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PR
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
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
20 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
20 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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