The White Hart of Wytham

4.4
502 reviews
£25 and under
English
We're a small independent team now into our fifth year of running this beautiful c17th century country pub just outside Oxford city centre.
We have introduced full social distancing protocols for your safety as well as ours. Please note and observe these upon arrival. We've a passion for outstanding food and service whether you are looking for a gastro/foodie experience, a good old fashioned ham, eggs & chips or a rejuvenating pint by the fireside. We welcome small and large groups and have a particular skill at hosting larger party celebrations and special events. With 4 dining areas , a large bar , a beautiful courtyard , party stable room and outside bar we can offer multiple opportunities for special occasions or just a table for two. We are thrilled to have received 3 award/nominations for our food in the last three months alone. A very warm fireside welcome awaits you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 502 People Are Saying
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Jakethegrey
Lincolnshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in a decent pub. As ever, music too intrusive for my taste but maybe that's just me as I'd rather there wasn't any when eating.

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Hart at Wytham is such a lovely and safe place in this time of darkness. A welcoming open fire, friendly & attentive staff, a good selection of wines, and, of course, excellent food: from the mackerel scotch egg (which works so well) to the confit duck leg ("comfy duck leg"), and desserts for our times, including chocolate delice and sticky toffee pudding. Thanks Baz & team!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A real lift to the spirits at this time. The outdoor dining pods are well thought out and with the fire pit going we were happy and warm. The food was delicious - elevated pub classics executed beautifully.

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karenc
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the food was excellent. Cheese and haddock and monkfish as starters were delicious followed by venison equally yummy and a chocolate delice to finish, outstanding.

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MichB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside in one of the pods for 4 and was just lovely. Great food as always and cosy and snug in our pod despite the rain outside - will certainly return.

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ClaireM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, super helpful and amazing food. Very cute pods outside where you can sit cosy under a heater.

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BeckyW
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall we had a nice experience, but there were several things that could have improved it. We had booked an outdoor pod for 6 people, and I had followed this up with an email to confirm that we would be covered and protected from wind and rain etc. However, on arrival the pod only sat 4 and a small table and 2 seats were placed next to it. The 2 table and chairs were not covered or protected from the elements. Thankfully it didn’t rain!
The food was nice, apart from rock hard broccoli and no serving spoons for the bowl of vegetables. The sticky toffee pudding was amazing!!!

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charlottec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here, they have made the restaurant very covid safe! The food is lovely, the outside seating is ideal. Amazing!

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Imogen
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in one of the covid pods and had a really lovely time. The staff were very helpful and made us feel safe. The food was wonderful too!

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CharlieB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A good outdoor venue for this time of year. It allowed us to meet friends within the Tier 2 rules. The service was great and the food reasonable. They are doing well in trying times, thank you.

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DavidG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, fair value, service a bit slow, but hard to cope when its all outside. Outside seating imaginative and attractive - but not warm even on a sunny lunchtime

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vipOxonian
London
42 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great that they have plenty of outside seating - though the promised (GIANT) marquee was just the metal frame as some problem with the tenting. If our pod's heater was working it wasn't on. Good menu - sausages came well done as requested, Service friendly but not totally slick, and not very speedy. But would do it all again!"

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Greenwood
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and the staff made sure I could eat with substitutions

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eatoutalot
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor terrace with its individual heated pods is a great idea and I wish more restaurants were following this example. Having said that, the heaters were fairly weak, giving out more light than heat and this could be improved. Also the plastic cover for the whole terrace should have been taken down. While we were there, the wind created a lot of noise and finally the cover blew off. Food was mostly good, particularly starters and puds. The turkey main course was a bit disappointing - I always think it is better served in chunks rather than slices

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Andrew
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. I loved the venison, best I have ever had I think.

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LisaH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful all round experience .. would recommend

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ZoeO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Could do with some low ground heaters. Otherwise excellent x

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GavinI
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venison burgers and great service

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MichaelS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only two of us so we could eat indoors by a roaring fire. Had an excellent meal here in the summer and dropped in again as in the area. In Michelin terms "well worth the detour"

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MonicaT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Ambience was warm and cosy. Very family friendly. The staff couldnt do enough. So good, going back this weekend

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LauraP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Pods were nice but tiny, no heating in them that was effective. Service very slow, took ages for us to order our drinks and then they had ran out of milk for hot chocolates! Food was delicious however.

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MrsChoc
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We picked this pub as the website said it had a special vegan / vegetarian menu. Sadly it wasn't on so our choice was limited. The food we had was lovely and the service was good. (Avoid the houmous if you don't like it swimming in oil.)

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We liked the menu. The food was excellent. The only thing was that the mashed potatoes had run out by 1 o clock. Under the COVID circumstances everything was very well managed. We have been before and will keep coming.

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vipCharlieLP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, lovely food and great atmosphere. Added to which, they’ve been doing an amazing job in impossible circumstances.

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vipFfinlo
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked for dinner on the night before Lockdown 2.0. Pub was fully booked but because effort has been invested in making it Covid-safe the restaurant did not feel crowded at all. Food was the usual very high standard and service was very friendly. See you on the other side!

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Polly
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not good value - £17 for half a cauliflower and add-ons!
We were expecting outdoor heaters and froze.
The waiter was pleasant.

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AlisonS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch in a cosy setting.
Friendly and efficient service.
Can highly recommend the monkfish scampi as a starter.

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MarkD
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely inviting team at this pub. Made us feel welcome and very happy to have young kids in the restaurant too!

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RobW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decided on lunch here before walk in Wytham Woods and both of us enjoyed a delicious, sustaining meal, in Covid-secure environment, to set us up for said walk. Pie of the day was delicious, as was my partners Fish & Chips - which naturally I had to sample! Too full on this occasion for dessert!! Loved the outside ‘Pods’ - though we were seated inside - and hopefully they will be allowed to remain post-pandemic.

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MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have lived in Oxford for some time and used to drink in the White Hart under the previous owners. I have to say under the new management they have really upped their game. The food was excellent. I had the Halibut and it was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. Its an old charming building and I think with a little effort they could really improve the ambience and make it really magical i.e. softer lighting and candles - an easily fixable minor gripe. Overall it was very very good and I would, and have already, recommended. Well done.

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LizW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff were very helpful when I asked for an outside table. We were in a courtyard under a canopy. Other diners were in pods which had heat lamps and looked fun. Food was excellent, especially the spiced cauliflower veg option.

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LouiseR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank for putting up your clever 'pods' in the garden. We will be back!

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Yorkie
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect rendezvous to meet grandchildren and family in COVID times. Ambiance excellent, perfect service sensitive to our time. Excellent food, responsive to individual requests and patient attention to detail.

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ChemistFoodie
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice welcome, seats by a warm log fire, superb food and drink and great service.
We shall be back soon (COVID permitting)!

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LBear
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and surroundings. Pods look fabulous - cosy and compliant! Indoor dining experience was snug by the log fire. Fish and chips were outstanding. Will definitely return.

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Anon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service sat outside in a pod. Even got free entertainment thanks to the thunderstorm!

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Steve
London
47 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at the White Hart and won’t be the last. My friends and I enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere and service was good despite all of the current C-19 restrictions

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RobertR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting food, quirky layout in old buildings, staff all on the ball - feels further from central Oxford than it really is.

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AndrewB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely surroundings and delicious food too.

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere! The food was delicious!
Staff very friendly and helpful!
The restaurant using social distancing and I felt very safe!
Well done and keep up the great work! Definitely will come back and I’m recommending this place to everyone:)

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The White Hart of Wytham is rated 4.4 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

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