About the 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 7 consecutive years and were awarded the Oxford CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2014 & 2017.  We have 7 different beers and ciders on hand pumps 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 serve good quality traditional pub food, including our ever popular range of Pies and our famous Sunday Roasts. 


The White Hart has been one of the busiest pubs in Headington since the 16th century and over the years has acquired some colourful history. In the 17th century Headington was a favourite destination for Oxford academics wishing to take a walk into the country. As the present main road through the centre did not exist at the time, people 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 was the Madame and apparently offered students "other services" along with their ale. These days we just serve the ale, although copies of the script from the 1712 'The Tragi-Comedy of Joan of Hedington' play can be found hanging on our wall which will explain everything.