The White Hart

Stamford, Cambridgeshire
+44 (0)1780 740250

Characterful village pub with a popular bar and plentiful scrubbed tables. Seasonal food, excellent ales, and crisp bedrooms to boot


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Wash up at the White Hart and mix with the locals drawn by the lovely lived-in farmhouse feel and the big, beamy bar. The ales are good too: Oakham Jeffrey Hudson, Tim Taylors, Grainstore’s Red Kite. Farmers gather on Fridays, the cricket team drops by on Sundays; in summer life spills onto the terrace. Flags, floorboards and a crackling fire continue the rustic feel; railway signs, wooden pitch forks and hanging station lamps add colour. You can eat simply or more grandly, anything from a ploughman’s to a three-course feast, with memorably good Sunday roasts full of flavour. Walk through rooms with lovely scrubbed tables to the orangery, a glass-gabled restaurant furnished with Lloyd Loom chairs. Bedrooms (some above the bar; the rest across the way) are simple and spotless, with crisp white linen and feather pillows, free WiFi and an honest price. One is airy and lovely, with period lounge chairs and views across the fields to the church; another has a four-poster bed. This forgotten slip of England – Stamford is five miles – is prettier than people imagine.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 11am
Open all day.

Water bowl and hose for washing off muddy paws.

Dogs £15 per night.

Secure garden; the pub is surrounded by lots of good lead-free walks if dogs reliable (no main roads nearby). Sheep in neighbouring field.

Starters from £5.50-£8.50. Lunch, 2 courses, £14.95. Mains from £10.50-£21.95. Sunday lunch, 2 courses, £19.90.


Nightly price
from £80
Extra bed/sofabed available £15 per person per night.
2 Twins
From £85
10 Doubles
From £80



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lisa Olver

  • Stamford was described by Sir Walter Scott as "the finest stone town in England" . It was over 600 listed buildings including 5 medieval churches. There are plenty of shops and restaurant to entertain you for a day out.
  • Burghley House was built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasure to Queen Elizabeth I between 1555-1587. Visitor facilities inc. The Orangery restaurnt, gift shop & gardens. The parkland was laid out by Capability Brown and is still occupied by a herd of deer
  • Rutland Water is an internationally famous nature reserve and provides one of the most important wildflower sanctuaries in Great Britain. There are over 30 bird watching hides and a cycle track runs around the perimeter of the lake.
  • Peterborough Cathedral is know for it's imposing English Gothic facade with 3 enormous arches. Henry VIII first with Catherine of Aragon was buried there in 1536 & in 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was also buried there following her execution nearby
  • John Clare's cottage is located in Helpston village 3 miles from the pub. Widely regarded as one of the great English poets Clare lived in the village for over 40 years. His cottage has been restored using traditional building methods.