Welcome to The White Hart

Nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Nettlebed and close to Henley and Marlow, The White Hart is a stylish and comfortable country inn that dates back to the 14th century and still retains a traditional charm.

What could be better than warming yourself next to a roaring log fire in the winter, enjoying a slap-up meal on a weekend, or unwinding with a glass of wine outside on a warm summer’s evening. The White Hart has it all, but with a twist. Here history and tradition blend with stylish modernity to make sure The White Hart gives our customers what they want – all the comfort and cosiness of a country pub, good food and drink and all mod cons, such as free WiFi.

The care and attention we give to our food is echoed in the welcome you’ll receive if you’re looking for somewhere to stay. The White Hart is the perfect place for a weekend away, and you’ll discover a level of luxury in our rooms more usually associated with boutique hotels. Not to mention a slap-up breakfast.

And if you want to throw a party, are searching for the perfect venue for your wedding reception or have a business function to arrange, come and visit our the Ravencroft Suite. We can host all types of events and can offer set menus or work with you to produce something totally bespoke.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

The White Hart has 18 beautifully designed en-suite rooms, including a fabulous honeymoon suite! It’s the perfect place to stay for an overnight business trip, weekend away or special celebration.

Many of our rooms are located within the main building, but we’ve also converted the old stables into luxury accommodation. Each room has been individually designed and no two are the same, so why would we resort to giving them mere numbers – ours have names!

All rooms are non-smoking and come with the following as standard: tea/coffee making, hairdryer, flatscreen television, WiFi. And if you’re feeling a little crumpled, we’ll even give you an iron and ironing board.

Call us on 01491 641245 to find out more or make a reservation now.

Good food is our speciality


Put on your Sunday best (or come as you are, we don’t mind) and enjoy.

We serve a fantastic selection of carvery meats, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire puds and roast potatoes.


Child’s portion £7.00

Fresh ingredients, quality produce, cooked with expert care and attention – that’s what we’re about. Everything is freshly prepared and we like to keep things seasonal, so the vegetables and fruit we use always vary. It just makes eating so much more interesting.

Take a look at our menus and you’ll see the influence of many different cuisines, along with our South African roots. All our meat is carefully sourced and we only choose the very best. Eating steak at The White Hart is an experience. Try one of our legendary steaks or choose the cut you fancy, tell us how big or small you want it and how you like it cooked – it’s a personal service!

Join us for a light lunch or treat yourself to dinner out after a hard day’s work. Or just come and spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with us and sample our Carvery – Sunday lunch with all the trimmings and no washing up afterwards. It’s something that we do really, really well and our customers think so too. Many of them have made a Sunday visit to The White Hart as habitual as buying the Sunday papers – they’ve been coming here for years!  For the food, for the friendly service, for the relaxed atmosphere – what could be better!

And what we want to do most is put a smile on your face when you eat at The White Hart.

Go on, book a table or call us on 01491 641245 to find out more.



Planning a special event?

With its large function room, The White Hart is an ideal venue for parties, meetings and weddings. And if it's a really special occasion why not take advantage of our luxury bedrooms so that your guests can enjoy themselves and then stay overnight.

The White Hart has several different areas available for use. The conservatory and snug are ideal for hosting meetings over a light lunch or afternoon tea, and the Ravencroft Suite is perfect for larger parties and wedding receptions and allows you and your guests to enjoy the event in a private environment.

We can decorate the Ravencroft Suite to tie in with your theme and we’ll work with you to create a menu to your liking.

Call us on 01491 641245 to find out how we can make your event special and memorable.
Or come and visit, we’d be happy to show you around.

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Around and about Nettlebed

Nettlebed’s origins date back to ancient times, and its location – where the Henley-Oxford road crosses the Chiltern Ridgeway – ensured it became an important staging post. Today, The White Hart is the last remaining inn in the village.

The area was well known for pottery and tile manufacture, along with brickmaking. An 18th-century kiln still survives and provides an historic focal point in the village.

Famous residents include the Fleming family who fist moved to Nettlebed in 1903. The renowned travel writer Peter Fleming, brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, is buried in Nettlebed churchyard, along with his wife, the actress Celia Johnson who starred in the classic British Film ‘Brief Encounter'.

Set against the dramatic beauty of the Chiltern Hills, Nettlebed is an ideal centre for exploring the surrounding area. The White Hart provides an ideal starting point for walkers and ramblers, where you can fortify yourself before setting out – or why not reward yourself with a hearty meal at the end of your walk.

Nettlebed is also an ideal location if you’re staying for longer. With the famous royal regatta town of Henley on your doorstep, the historic market towns of Wallingford and Abingdon nearby, and Oxford, Ascot and Windsor within easy driving distance, there is plenty to see and do. So why not stay at The White Hart and enjoy some good food and a good night’s sleep or two.

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How to get in touch with us at The White Hart

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