About the Hotel


The hotel itself has 4 rooms double and single, an extensive car park at the rear, a pub garden also at the rear and a dedicated smoking area outside the pub.

There is a public bar area, a quieter lounge area and a dedicated restaurant for the various meals of the day.
Party and coach bookings are welcome. Where possible please let us know in advance.


  • It offers the full range of Bed and Breakfast with lunches and bar meals and an evening menu.
  • The White Hart is an ideal base for touring and exploring the surrounding area from local interest and history of the countryside to the big town shopping and entertainment
  • The transport network enables easy access by land, sea and air - Luton Airport is only 15 miles away, and Stansted only 35 miles away. There is a regular bus service between Bedford and Hitchin
  • The White Hart is an ideal stop in your visit to the home counties, for a long weekend, short break, visiting local theatres or just working away from home.

Brief History

The White Nart in Black and White

This public house is the largest in Shefford and has a long history. The first mention of it in any document held by Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service is in 1649 when a survey of the manors comprising the Honour of Ampthill was carried out. The White Hart formed part of the Manor of Campton and Shefford.


The former Department of Environment listed the White Hart, awarding it Grade II, of special interest. The considered it to date from about 1600 with early and mid 19th century reworkings. They noted that it is a red brick refronting of an earlier timber-framed building. The White Hart remains a Green King public house.