White Hart Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Premier room was large and very comfortable, olde worlds charm too. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very good served in an amazingly old, well furnished comfortable room. There was nothing to not like about the hotel, the village and its proximity to spend a few days in oxford city is a bonus."
Mar 22, 2019 - Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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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: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
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.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£15 per night for children 15 and under.

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.

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(188 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
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Premier room was large and very comfortable, olde worlds charm too. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very good served in an amazingly old, well furnished comfortable room. There was nothing to not like about the hotel, the village and its proximity to spend a few days in oxford city is a bonus.
Jackie Mar 22, 2019 Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The cosy atmosphere, superb food.
Other Comments
Really friendly attentive staff especially the South African possibly night manager on the afternoon/evening of our stay plus the Canadian young lady who was waitressing plus serving in the bar. Both members of staff went that extra mile to make us welcome.
Gillian Mar 19, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our room was very lovely, breakfast was great- fantastic choice & excellent location for many walks
Jane Mar 17, 2019 Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a new room, Wheatley, really nice, large comfy bed and the bathroom with great shower, big enough for two, breakfast was great too
gary Mar 16, 2019 Chertsey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was very good 10 out of 10
Other Comments
Our room was upstairs in the cottage type building at the back of the hotel no 23. Very very nice , but the front door at the bottom of thr stairs could do with a self shutting spring being fitted as people keep leaving it the door wide open ,with the wind blowing as strong as it was on our visit there was a 100mph draft under our door all through the night causing a howling sound. I did get up and shut it ,but it was open again an hour late . Apart from this I loved our stay at the white hart.
Paul Mar 16, 2019 Fareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The character of the property and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Ideally located for local walks or visits to Oxford, etc.
Terence Mar 15, 2019 Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel with its log fires certainly gives a good feeling when first entering. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was not in the main hotel but in a apartment at the back beside the car park, this was a very large room with a good bathroom. The room was abit worn but still comfortable, outside there was some building work going on which meant that no cars could park on the carpark. We always managed to find a parking space on the road but everywhere is crowded with cars. The bar and dining room were very well presented and the breakfasts were very good, help yourself to fresh fruit ,toast,crosionts and waiter service for a cooked breakfast. We had a very good three days break in this hotel and would recommend it. Good walks in the village and easy drive to the park and ride if you want a trip into Oxford
Peter Mar 15, 2019 LOWESTOFT, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The closeness to the Thames pathway for walking, and the lovely breakfasts
Other Comments
Lady who checked us in didn’t welcome us, she was too busy morning about a lack of staff. Room spotless but needed refurbishing, pillows very hard. Evening meal was beautifully presented, however completely tasteless. Bar area very odd, no atmosphere at all.
Nanette Mar 13, 2019 Spalding, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The evening meals were amazing and reasonably priced. Excellent service
sheila Mar 12, 2019 Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was good with a heathy choice,nice features. Location was good.
Other Comments
Neads to up lift decoration and needs more choice in the dinner menu.
Jayne Mar 11, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom

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