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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At £99 for 2 dinner bed and breakfast through LastMInute this was good value. Comfortable room, decent pub grub. The place seemed understaffed - the poor manager was rushing round doing everything and early in the evening there was a 10 minute wait to be served at the bar. The outside area needs a tidy - tables wiped, fag ends picked up. Nonetheless it was good value.
My wife and I have been coming back to the White Hart for a few years now. The whole experience is impeccable. Every room is unique and very comfortable. Thanks to Georg the Chef and his team the food especially the steaks are excellent. The staff are very professional and friendly. The hotel is nicely situated for local places to visit, including a very good bus service.
We stay here regularly as our son lives nearby but cannot put us up. Several causes for complaint this time. Hotel seemed understaffed and disorganised. Prices have risen but the rooms we’ve had have all been small and basic. The toilet required 4/5 flushes to empty the bowl properly (ugh.) No hairdryer, nor anywhere to plug in your own near a mirror. No light over mirror in bathroom, how to do make up? Only one bedside lamp. Stained carpet. Tired furniture. Rooms at the front are VERY noisy with traffic. The hotel part of the building desperately needs a facelift. WiFi is abysmal and there is rarely a phone signal. Breakfast on Sunday morning was a disgrace, no fruit or yogurt, no orange juice, no saucers, no choice of Nespresso capsules. I read reviews giving this place great feedback but maybe they have lesser expectations. I don’t think we’re particularly fussy but one never wants to stay somewhere worse than your own home!
6 of us went for lunch today sat out in the garden first for drinks then into the amazing dinning room the service was brilliant
the pork I had was fantastic with a bit of crackling the sticky toffee pudding
We're upgraded to a suite room which was even better. The room was spacious and clean. The toilet is separated from the bathroom and the bath is beside the bed to my surprised. The staff were helpful and attentive. The only downside is the internet and mobile connection which is a big problem to the area. It didn't bother me that much anyway but it would be if you're on business trip or something. Overall is a nice place to relax and have a quiet short break.