The White Hart


Dunstable Street, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2NG

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The White Hart


Once an 18th century coaching inn, The White Hart in Ampthill is situated in the north of the Georgian market town. This historic Grade II listed building, which may date back as far as the 16th Century, continues to be a prominent destination in Ampthill. Features include a wall mural above the bar’s fireplace of the Prince of Wales feathers, created by local artists in 1646, whilst our stylish 1930s dining room was built towards the end of the arts and crafts era.

Our Mediterranean-inspired menu is served daily from 8am, and guests can choose from a variety of dishes all freshly prepared in our open kitchen. The provenance and quality of our ingredients is paramount, and our produce is ethically sourced and traceable from field to fork.

From our British meat to our free-range eggs and local beers, care is taken to ensure whether you choose our dry aged ribeye cooked over charcoal in our Josper oven, or local ale battered cod and chips, your dining experience is memorable.

For families, we offer a bespoke children’s menu with accompanying activity pack, and most dietary requirements are met with ease.

Our comfortable bar area serves an extensive and varied drinks menu, while our private function space can suit any requirements from birthday celebrations to a corporate lunch.

Outside, enjoy a drink in the courtyard at The White Hart. For when the weather is a little unpredictable, we have a canopy covering providing some additional shelter.

Guests are welcome to extend their visit by staying in one of our eight boutique-style bedrooms, which bring together the character of the coaching inn with the comforts of a modern hotel.

Set in the heart of the Bedfordshire town of Ampthill, The White Hart is the perfect location for exploring the town and wider areas. Just 10-minute walks from our front door, discover Ampthill Great Park and climb up to the Greensand Ridge to take in some spectacular views of area. If you fancy stretching the legs, follow the Greensand Ridge and enjoy a 7-mile circular walk from Ampthill to Maulden.

Take a walk on the wild side at Woburn Safari Park, which is just a 10-minute drive away, or if you have a head for heights, take on adventure up in the trees at Go Ape. Located on the Woburn estate, a beautiful parkland filled with deer, take a tour of the house in the grounds of Woburn Abbey and discover the landscaped gardens. For a little bit of History, Bletchley Park, home of the famous World War II codebreakers is only 25 minutes away by car.  

Blending the original character of the coaching inn with the luxury of a modern hotel, our boutique accommodations include two family rooms, one twin room, four standard doubles and one executive room. Each of our eight air-conditioned guest rooms features a kettle with a selection of tempting teas, a hairdryer, and smart HD TV, as well as a Nespresso machine with coffee pods, GHD hair straighteners, a Bluetooth Roberts Radio, and free superfast WiFi.

Finished to the superb standard you’d expect from an Oakman Inn, each en-suite bathroom has a power shower and range of toiletries, whilst a bathrobe adds a further homely touch. Further features include an iron and ironing board, whilst the tempting room service menu ensures your stay is a relaxing one.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Executivefrom £90.00 to £160.00 per room per night
Family Roomfrom £90.00 to £160.00 per room per night
Standard Doublefrom £60.00 to £120.00 per room per night
Standard Twinfrom £60.00 to £120.00 per room per night

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Restaurant open to non-residents


  • Children welcome

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities


  • On street/public parking

Property Facilities

  • Designated smoking area
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Night porter

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden

Map & Directions

Road Directions

M1 Junction 12

Head west towards Dunstable St

Exit the roundabout onto Dunstable St

At the roundabout, continue straight onto Flitwick Rd

At the roundabout, continue straight onto Ampthill Rd/A5120

Continue to follow A5120

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Dunstable Rd/A5120

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Dunstable Rd/A5120

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Harlington Rd/A5120

Exit the roundabout onto Bedford Rd

Public Transport Directions

Bus Service

140 - Clophill - Flitwick - Eversholt - Flitwick - Clophill

FL1 - Silsoe - Pulloxhill - Clophill - Flitwick - Ampthill - Maulden - Clophill – Silsoe

FL1 - Silsoe - Pulloxhill - Clophill - Flitwick - Ampthill - Maulden - Clophill - Silsoe

FL6A - Clophill - Maulden - Ampthill - Clophill

FL7 - Silsoe - Maulden - Ampthill - Westoning - Flitwick - Cophill - Silsoe

FL10 - Maulden - Clophill - Silsoe - Wardhedges - Flitton - Greenfield - Pulloxhill - Hitchin


Train Stations

Flitwick – 2 miles

Milton Keynes Central – 15.4 miles



London Luton – 16.7 miles

London Heathrow – 45.5 miles

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 23:00

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