The White Hart


Here at The White Hart we are passionate about serving excellent beer. We're proud to have been listed in the Good Beer Guide for 5 consecutive years and were awarded the Oxford CAMRA City Pub of the Year in 2013! We have 7 different beers and ciders on hand pump as well as a good selection of draught and bottled beers so there is always plenty to try!  

Be sure to check out our food menu, we take pride in serving good quality pub food, including our ever popular range of pies and our famous Sunday roasts! 

​​​The White Hart has been at the centre of Headington since the 17th century and over the years has acquired some colourful history. In the 17th century, Headington was a favourite destination of Oxford academics wishing to take a walk into the country. As the present main road through the centre did not exist at the time, after reaching the top of Headington Hill they would have had to go along Cuckoo Lane. This passed to the north of The White Hart, which was then kept by the infamous Joan of Headington, who apparently offered students "other services" along with their ale. These days we just serve great food and beer, although copies of the script from the 1712 'The Tragi-Comedy of Joan of Hedington' play can be found hanging on our wall! 

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