The White Hart
What We Love
- A quaint Oxfordshire country inn with cosy boutique interiors - includes three-course dinnerMelt-in-the-mouth steaks, picked out by you and cooked exactly how you want with South African flair and expertise (subject to a supplement cost payable at the hotel but well worth it)
- Stylish contemporary bedrooms with a knowing, heritage flair
- Tramping across the Chilterns or cruising the Thames in Henley
What To Know
- There's a cozy pub and fireplace and set the scene
- Bathrooms have a walk-in shower and free standing tubs
- Super soft beds are great for light sleepers
Set against the Chilterns’ wooded hillsides, near the royal regatta town of Henley-on-Thames, The White Hart is a 14th-century country inn that prides itself on old-school hospitality, with a modern helping of four-star amenities. Exposed original beams and wingback chairs jostle playfully with designer lighting and flatscreen TVs.
This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel is everything a country inn should be. After a rousing day of roaming the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or navigating Henley’s famous Thames waterways, retire to a roaring log fire, uncork a fruity number and cosy up for hearty pub grub of the highest order, courtesy of The Tailor Made Dining Company.
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We had a great size room in the main part of the pub. The roll top bath in the room was huge and an excellent perk. Very comfortable stay although the TV system was confusing to use and we overheard other guests complaining of this over breakfast so we weren't the only ones. Also the main road outside our window got very noisy in the morning. Good Breakfast included and a large cart park. Wish we had tried the evening dinner menu but we were busy elsewhere.
This is a good local pub with affine range of real ales mostly from small breweries together with a lovely food menu.
There is a great atmosphere with mainly friendly locals and an owner who certainly knows his beers and keeps a great pub.
There are lots of outside seating and a pub garden for the warmer days.
It appears the place is dog friendly.
I honestly have to say this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in, my boyfriend and I booked last minute a superior double room, on arrival we were shown to our room and told that it wasn’t very quiet that night so they had upgraded us to the suite. Beautifully set out, with a bath tub in the room! The bed was probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. We had to early and unfortunately couldn’t have the breakfast that was included, so a member of staff kindly offered to get some take away cups for a coffee to go! The staff were so friendly and I really could not say a bad word about it. Everything you need, and a pleasent surprise in a lovely little village!
Met a friend for evening meal before going to the folk club - interesting menu, plenty of choices; food came in good time - I had Bobite (south african version of shepherds pie) which I'd never had before so dont' know how authentic it was, but enjoyed it.
Stayed in this hotel over the weekend with wife and friends for a local event near by.
Arrived before 12 and was greeted by a really friend staff who informed us that our room was ready. Result. Car parked in small car park at the side and proceeded to our room. A pub hotel with loads of character,beams sloping floors and friendly staff who couldn’t seem to do enough for us. Our room was room 11, a large spacious room with loads of period ornate carved furniture and a large double bed all slightly leaning to one side due to the flooring. Bedding was freshly made, clean sheets and very comfortable. The room itself was slightly dusty and could have needed a really deep clean. Bathroom was large, white tiled, with a shower over bath and in need of some TLC. Sign on wall informing guest not to alter shower thermostat as water was slow but hot water will eventually come. We waited approximately 5 mins for the hot to arrive, and when it did the pressure stopped and it just dribbled out. I’d post a video but it does not allow to show. No shower for us on departure, 🙁Toilet system was a macerated system that when used, the noise it made woke the dead. 😲
The bar area and restaurant were great and the staff were really great. Breakfast was plenty and nice. We reported our room to staff on departure who were ever so apologetic but no offer of discount was offered.
We would use this hotel again due to its location and ease of use. But not room 11.