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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel
  • Oxford and Henley-on-Thames are both around 25 minutes' drive away

"Pretty location with plenty of walking routes nearby. Hotel rooms cosy and comfortable good food and ambiance in the bar and restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff."
Jan 13, 2020 - Market Rasen, 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 within 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Baroque houses in the country, 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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(449 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
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Pretty location with plenty of walking routes nearby. Hotel rooms cosy and comfortable good food and ambiance in the bar and restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Other Comments
Perfect for a weekend break away.
susan Jan 13, 2020 Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Well situated. Nice friendly staff in bar/restaurant. Rooms in annexe need some work but we're good value for what we paid.
Sally Jan 13, 2020 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good value
neil Jan 06, 2020 CHELMSFORD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We went for two nights for our 44th wedding anniversary and really enjoyed the quaint town the magnificent Abbey and the hotel was straight from a Dickens novel. It was such a smooth booking process and good value for money!
Valerie Dec 25, 2019 Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was a beautiful hotel. The village itself is beautiful. People extremely pleasant and helpful. I wanted to live there.
Other Comments
Very helpful we needed to move rooms because of steps couldn’t have been more helpful. Absolutely beautiful place.
Clifford Dec 25, 2019 Bedford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely 4-poster room with super bathroom, got extra smoked salmon on my breakfast scrambled eggs on Sunday because it was my birthday!
Felicity Dec 23, 2019 Gravesend, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable two night break with breakfast and dinner. Would certainly return
David Dec 11, 2019 Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very helpful and freindly.
Other Comments
All in all good value for money.
Paul Dec 06, 2019 Thirsk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
unpretentious but well run with friendly staff tasteful decor good food and attentive service in a lovely area handy for Oxford. Very good value.
Anthony Dec 02, 2019 Crowborough, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The only thing we thought was not good was the lighting in the bathroom to shave and make up - too dim!
Brian Dec 01, 2019 Godalming, United Kingdom

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