Our Story

Who are we?

We are a small independent business from Oxford that previously had been running the St Giles’ Café. We are a small team with a huge desire to create an outstanding experience for our customers. Food with real taste, drinks with style and substance and a level of service to match the very best.

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What are we going to do?

We want to create a pub of old that offers its visitors a really warm welcome whether you’re dropping in for a beer, glass of wine, lunch, dinner or a quick bite to eat. A pub with great food and atmosphere, not a restaurant that serves drinks. And all with a few contemporary twists.

The White Hart at Wytham is , we believe, a pub in a really exceptional setting and just a very short journey from Oxford. An 17th century inn, steeped in history, located in beautiful village, surrounded by beautiful countryside and not least close to the magnificent Wytham Woods.

2 thoughts on “Our Story

  1. My 3rd Great Uncle – William Burden was landlord of the White Hart from 1865, after Mr Lipscomb, until his untimely death in 1868, following a road accident in Wytham. William was previously coachman to the Earl of Abingdon. William’s wife, Sarah, took on the role at least until 1891. She died in 1895. I was wondering if you could tell me when Sarah ceased to be landlord and who followed her.

    Graham Burden
    Hampton, Middlesex.

    • Dear Graham , thank you this – how fascinating! Regrettably, I have scant history or records of previous landlords of this ancient pub, but I will now undertake to find out more from local sources. Kind regards, Baz

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