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Old White Hart, Oakham, Rutland

Old White Hart

4.3
4.3
74 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Local traditional English village Pub & Rooms; serving fresh British Seasonal Menu.

Local ales and wine.

Tables available in the bar and restaurant.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01572 821703

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining available. Please contact us directly on mail@oldwhitehart.co.uk

  • Neighbourhood

    Lyddington

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Food

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Ambience

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Healthy

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Romance

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Special Occasion

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  1. BD

    BarryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal for 3 of us, 2 lamb and 1 cote de Boeuf were exceptional. Desserts (date pudding with liquorice ice cream) heavenly. 😊 Staff were very firefly and attentive. Highly recommended.
  2. GH

    GrahamH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good service and excellent hostess. Lovely room and worth a visit just to see the trompe l'oeuil mural. So many texts telling me how many days to go - reassuring, but a bit over the top?
  3. BW

    BarryW

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food slightly different from run of the mill gastropubs.
  4. HK

    HaroldK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were in the bar area. A wedding reception was being held further down the building. Guests were streaming to and from the bar. All well behaved, but distracting!
  5. NT

    NigelT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely varied menu suits all tastes, well cooked and great service
  6. p

    piquet47

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Disappointing Sunday lunch especially main courses, See my review on Trip Advisor.
  7. TM

    TracyM

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty and fresh home made meals. A very enjoyable meal out with the family.
  8. JT

    JaneT

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely spot to catch up with family. The outside seating area was very pleasant. Waiter very cheerful and friendly. Will definitely visit again.
  9. S

    Sharon

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting and food lovely, slightly more expensive than usual but cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend
  10. SR

    SueR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, really well cooked and presented. Service was excellent, lovely friendly staff. Good value really enjoyed everything about the meal.
  11. NM

    NeilM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All very good again - consistent quality and great service with a smile. Recommended .... especially the bar area or outside on a nice evening :)
  12. J

    Jake

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very enjoyable traditional Sunday lunch in the friendly surroundings of a very comfortable dining room.
  13. JL

    JanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meals shared with friends on a warm evening, what could be better.
  14. RC

    RobertC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Food great, however we did get forgotten about as we were tucked away in the bar, atmosphere was lacking in there but picked up with the arrival of other guests. Could do with some quiet background music
  15. JJ

    JackyJ

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere Lovely meal Quiet inside, but busy outside… ideal for us! Great service Highly recommended
  16. MG

    MichaelG

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Well cooked food from good menu, excellent service in pleasant surroundings. Will certainly return and wouid recommend ot others.
  17. AH

    AngelaH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Expensive for a lunchtime meal. For the price I expected better service. Tables in garden are very sloping so difficult to eat!
  18. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, lovely surroundings. Highly recommend
  19. SB

    SueB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From arrival to leaving it was a fabulous experience. So refreshing in today s post pandemic world of hospitality. Staff and food exceptional , cannot praise highly enough.
  20. JB

    JanetB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm welcome and as always tasty food with an excellent choice
  21. JD

    JohnD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ate in the restaurant part. you can eat in the pub also. All ok with the service. Food was excellent. (Sea Bass with Samphire. Sausage and mash).
  22. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An enjoyable meal in nice surroundings in the pretty village of Lyddington.
  23. C

    Crispy

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely setting reasonably priced in the main. Some meals slightly overcooked
  24. B

    Brodie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the main restaurant, very relaxing, plenty of space between tables, light and airy.
  25. AE

    AnnE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have made three visits in the last week for meals as we were holidaying in the area and each time we have thoroughly enjoyed it. A good selection on the menu and delicious food. A pleasant drink outside in the garden before dinner is delightful, the service was efficient and friendly and the pub itself is a lovely old building with lots of atmosphere. We would thoroughly recommend the pub for its food and ambience. We did not stay in the accommodation so cannot rate that but if the standard is the same as the restaurant it can’t go far wrong.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great team at The White Hart, very friendly and professional. Food was excellent and fabulous value for money. Would definitely recommend and will return again.
  27. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A lovely location, good service. Pleasant and friendly team. My only grumble would be.....more veg please!!
  28. PS

    PhilipS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited the Old White Hart as part of the Lyddington music festival and booked a table for a meal before the concert. The service was faultless and the food sublime. The owner is also the chef and the attention to detail was excellent there are not many places where the sausages (and ice cream) are genuinely home made. Highly recommended!
  29. SW

    SteveW

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good, booked for Sunday lunch for the next day.
  30. GF

    GlutenFreeDiner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food, great service, lovely surroundings. Always feel like it's a special event eating at the White Hart. Being coeliac I always feel I have to compromise when eating out. Never here. It's so refreshing to feel I can have nice food and a choice too
  31. MK

    MargaretK

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    An excellent meal with friends in a lovely setting. Service was good too and would highly recommend this venue for a pub lunch.
  32. LL

    LeeL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Not sure what happened with the service. It was like we were not there. Drinks order was missed and I had to point this out and I had to find the person serving us for each course and to pay the bill. I expect it was busier than they expected and they did not have enough people working. It was a shame as it is a nice pub with a nice outdoor area.
  33. MG

    MichaelG

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Old White Hart raises raises the bar. Other places try to emulate TOWH but somehow just don’t manage to do so.
  34. BH

    BillH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All good nothing will disappoint. Friendly and very welcoming .
  35. AA

    AndyA

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ambience was good, we were shown straight to our table (round to accommodate 5 in our party). There were many live fruit flies inside the window behind the table but they didn't affect us, the staff seemed to think it unimportant. The meal was fine for most though the sausages were considered "strange tasting" but did not warrant complaint.
  36. SM

    SusanneM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    On arrival there was nobody in reception area to direct us to our table. A five minute wait until anyone turned up. Service was sweet-natured but absolutely hopeless. Very young staff were completely untrained, knew nothing about the food and delivered all main courses without potatoes. It took three requests to have them delivered, lukewarm on separate dishes. Likewise three requests to bring ketchup for the children's food. Three people ordered duck breasts and we agreed we would all like them served pink. In fact they arrived grey, tough, lukewarm and overcooked. When it came to pudding we asked what kind of sorbets they had. Our waitress replied 'it's sort of an ice cream thing'! We asked again what flavours they had. She disappeared 'to check' and never came back. We asked another waitress who went away and came back with news of three flavours, which should not have been beyond them to know in the first place. All in all a disappointing experience, albeit in a pretty pub.
  37. JH

    JennieH

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Whilst the food was ok the roasting potatos were poor. I think they were frozen! Very disappointed as for a roast dinner, the potatoes are one of the main dishes. The pudding was delicious, I had the Sticky Date pudding. Tiny ice cream side though. The service was very efficient but maybe too fast as no time to enjoy the experience. Small moans but important.
  38. AB

    AbigailB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A lovely early supper outside, good value for money and great food
  39. DF

    DebbieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service.
  40. JB

    JonathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food in a nice atmosphere with great service…

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Old White Hart is rated 4.3 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Old White Hart

51 Main St, Oakham, Rutland LE15 9LR

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Lyddington

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01572 821703

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining available. Please contact us directly on mail@oldwhitehart.co.uk

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