Nettlebed, United Kingdom

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 
  • Henley-on-Thames & Wallingford market town are 12 minutes' drive from the hotel

97% (455 Member Ratings)

Oct 21, 2016
Enfield, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The M40 is a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and Heathrow Airport takes 40 minutes by car. The closest railway station is Henley-on-Thames, which has links into London Paddington, usually requiring a change of trains at Twyford. The 139 bus service runs from Henley-on-Thames High Street to Nettlebed. There is free parking at the hotel.

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This coaching inn has a history dating back to the 15th century and is "beautifully restored" (The AA), with traditional features, such as beamed ceilings, a log fire and a charming red-brick exterior.

The White Hart 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 and the picturesque market town of Wallingford are both within a 12-minute drive of the hotel. Oxford is within 30 minutes' drive.

The hotel restaurant serves fresh, seasonal food across 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.

The 19 bedrooms are all 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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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455 Member Reviews
(97% Positive)
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rosemarie Oct 21, 2016 Enfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: 3 course dinner
Haydn Oct 21, 2016 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room was great and so was the food, the staff very friendly too.
Other Comments: Will definitely go back to have a meal when in the area. Great choice of vegetarian food even though we are not vegetarians the dishes sounded lovely and we were not disappointed.
Maggie Oct 20, 2016 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The friendly atmosphere
John Oct 20, 2016 Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food presentation and the area was lovely
Other Comments: Lovely big room..dogs allowed which is a plus for us
Gail Oct 18, 2016 Merseyside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good value for money. Lovely room and good food.
Kathryn Oct 17, 2016 BRIDGEND, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room was amazing
Other Comments: The food was superb and staff extremely helpful
Norma Oct 17, 2016 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food was really good, and the portions really ample.
Richard Oct 15, 2016 Vale of Glemorgan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: This was our first time at the White Hart and felt it represented excellent value for money. It's setting was picturesque, as was the building itself. Room, food, service were all fabulous.
David Oct 14, 2016 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Warm welcome, clean room with comfortable bed, modern bathroom and excellent meal.
Kate Oct 13, 2016 Southampton, United Kingdom

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