White Hart Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This old English coaching inn is in the riverside village of Dorchester-on-Thames
  • There's a traditional oak-beamed bar and restaurant
  • Blenheim Palace, which won the Silver award for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards 2018, is around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel
  • Oxford and Henley-on-Thames are both around 25 minutes' drive away

Enjoyed This
(98 Member Ratings)
"Wonderful food drink and atmosphere"
Dec 10, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Parking is free. The nearest railway station is Didcot Parkway, 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The White Hart Hotel is a former coaching inn set in Dorchester-on-Thames -- a traditional riverside village with a Norman abbey; it was a filming location for "Midsomer Murders".

Set along a row of quaint buildings, the timber-and-brick property is a 25-minute drive from Oxford's historic city centre and the market town of Henley-on-Thames, known for its bridge and rowing heritage.

The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with over 300 square miles of "handsome countryside [with] forested chalk hills... and deep valleys interrupted by easy, rolling farmland" (Rough Guides), is 10 minutes' drive away.

Blenheim Palace is 30 minutes' drive from the hotel, while Warwick Castle and the British Motor Museum are both around an hour's drive away. Bletchley Park -- the top-secret home of British codebreakers during World War II -- is a little over an hour's drive away.

Highlights at the property include a wood-beamed bar with a log fire, and a dramatic vaulted ceiling in the restaurant. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £15 per night for children aged 15 and under. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

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: Limited parking on site due to extensive building works. No restrictions to on street parking.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(98 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Oxfordshire Hotels LTD (t/a White Hart Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Wonderful food drink and atmosphere
Ellen Dec 10, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole package.
Doug Dec 10, 2018 Epsom, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Only one small issue, they billed us at their normal B&B rate and we didn't notice until we got home but a phone call and they sorted it out without question.
Steve Nov 27, 2018 Dorchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spotlessly clean hotel with lots of character. Fabulous spacious room. Very good evening meals and drinks. Could not fault our stay.
Other Comments
Staff very helpful. Dorchester good base for visiting Oxford and Thames valley. Pretty village with a magnificent abbey.
Richard Nov 27, 2018 PeterboroughPeterborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean room, great hot powerful shower
Other Comments
The full English breakfast was huge, My husband struggled to finish it, whilst as a Vegan I asked for hashbrown, beans, toms and mushrooms and it sadly barely filled the middle of the plate. Not enough to be put us off going back.
Frances Nov 26, 2018 Ockham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Helpfulness of staff, ambience. Easy to find
Other Comments
We had dinner in their restaurant and, although tasty and nicely presented, did not represent good value for the portion size. Also I rejected my dessert as it was very bland, they took this off the bill.
Clive Nov 25, 2018 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was amazing. So was the reception. Quaint and beautiful place
Other Comments
Mario Nov 22, 2018 Bexhill, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Great hotel, staff, atmosphere, food all excellent. Would definitely return.
D M Nov 19, 2018 Broseley, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was particularly good, especially the breakfast. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Real fires in the bar, lounge and restaurant - really makes a difference.
Other Comments
Would definitely recommend.
Clare Nov 19, 2018 Erith, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its proximity to Oxford and its friendly atmosphere
Christopher Nov 16, 2018 Worthing, United Kingdom

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