The White Hart

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Why We Love It

  • The White Hart is favoured by a "stylish crowd who appreciate the chic bar & restaurant" (The AA) 
  • This historic coaching inn is positioned at an old staging post where the Henley-Oxford road meets the Chiltern Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road
  • Henley-on-Thames & Wallingford market town are around 10 minutes' drive away

97% (535 Member Ratings)

"Great value, lovely accommodation "
Feb 14, 2017
Surrey, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The M40 is a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and Heathrow Airport is 40 minutes by car. Henley-on-Thames, for trains from London Paddington, is a 10-minute taxi ride. The 139 bus service runs from Henley-on-Thames High Street to Nettlebed. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The White Hart dates back to the 14th century and is "beautifully restored" (The AA), with traditional features, such as beamed ceilings, a log fire and a charming red-brick exterior.

This coaching inn is the last old inn left in Nettlebed, an ancient staging post, and one of the many quaint wooded Oxfordshire villages with a rich history and plenty of "rustic charm" (Lonely Planet). Renowned travel writer Peter Fleming -- the brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming -- is buried in the village churchyard with his wife Celia Johnson, who starred in the 1945 film "Brief Encounter".

Henley-on-Thames is a 10-minute drive from the hotel; you can explore the 177-year history of its famous regatta at the River & Rowing Museum. The Aston Martin Heritage Museum (open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm; adults are £5) is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel. Reading is 30 minutes' drive.

The hotel restaurant serves a variety of cuisines, with the South African roots of the hotel management evident in dishes such as grilled boerewors and bobotie -- a mince-bake dish served with saffron rice. The cosy bar and restaurant both have a taste of olde England, with leather wing-backed chairs and traditional décor, but also quirky touches such as bold prints and a wall-mounted shotgun. There is a garden seating area and free Wi-Fi.

Bedrooms are individually designed, with a fusion of modern and antique décor, and some boast roll-top bathtubs. Most of the rooms are in the main building, but some are across the courtyard.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under. This does not include breakfast. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Please note that dinner reservations must be made in advance and ideally as soon as a booking is made. Reservation times are on the hour and at half-past the hour. Please contact the hotel directly using the details on the Booking Confirmation email, in order to reserve a table.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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97% Positive
(535 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The White Hart (Part of TMDining) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great value, lovely accommodation
Other Comments
Louise Feb 14, 2017 Surrey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. Excellent hotel, food and room. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Patricia Feb 13, 2017 Verwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The rooms, the atmosphere, the friendly staff and the food.
Kevin Feb 13, 2017 Ascot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean and high quality modern accommodation at the same time respecting the history of the building
Other Comments
Lovely stay and dinner in a very well run hotel.
Mark Jan 23, 2017 Romford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
graham Jan 13, 2017 Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was excellent lovely room great food and welcoming atmosphere
Other Comments
Would recommend this hotel
Jackie Jan 13, 2017 Buckingham , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fab room. Great service.
Jo-ann Jan 08, 2017 Horley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were excellent very friendly professional and showed pride in everything they did. The food was exceptional and the bedroom large and comfortable
caroline Jan 07, 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bedroom was amazing, great food
Frances Dec 24, 2016 Monmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were amazingly friendly, clean room and great food!
Kathryn Dec 17, 2016 Cromer, United Kingdom

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