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The Star Inn

Newbury Road Kingsclere, Newbury, RG20 4SY +44 1635726872

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Great range on menu, all dishes selected were really good.

Phil Daley 07 August 2016
from Basingstoke

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Originally a picturesque farmhouse, The Star Inn in Kingsclere was built around 1847, and is now part of the village which is mostly a designated conservation area. These beautiful surroundings are perfect to enjoy with the traditional British pub cuisine, from the al fresco garden or by the cosy hearth-fire. It also features Chesterfield armchairs, old-fashioned plaques on the mantelpiece and other vintage trinkets.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Star Inn menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Star Inn ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

In the village of Kingsclere, The Star Inn is just 15 minutes’ drive from Newbury.

The Star Inn

Newbury Road Kingsclere, Newbury, RG20 4SY

Contact +44 1635296241
Reservations +44 1635726872

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Customer reviews for The Star Inn

4.2 ((((* (based on 53 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (33)
  • value (19)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (9)
  • business (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • views (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 3 January 2017 by Claire Hutchings from Newbury

    Friendly service, lovely food.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Roger Cadman from Thatcham


  • ((((* 14 November 2016 by Linda Castle from Tadley

    Food was very good, staff a bit dippy

  • ((((( 22 October 2016 by Robin Bennett from Petersfield

    This was our bi-annual reunion. Colin and I joined the RAF in April 1954 at age 18 and have stayed in touch ever since. We are now 81. We use the Star Inn because it is halfway between our homes and always gives excellent service. We were served by Claire yesterday who looked after us beautifully and did not treat us like the old men we have now become! We were accompanied, as is usual, by our wives and they too were suitably impressed by Claire's attentiveness. The restaurant was warm and welcoming. The food was freshly prepared and tasty. None of us had any complaint. Indeed, we were genuinely pleased with our visit and are looking forward to our next half-yearly visit in April next. Roll on that time. The 20% discount was a very pleasant and unexpected bonus. Thank you.

  • ((((* 20 October 2016 by Kim Fleming from Basingstoke

    Good very good. However they took no notice of my "notes" nor was I offered the 20% discount even after I told the waitress I had booked it on line. Sadly did not have phone with me to show her the booking.

  • ((*** 31 August 2016 by Colin Curson from basingstoke hants

    atmosphere dull staff could not understand my ordering ask for Roast Beel i got beef pie when the roast did arrive portions where small to say the least beef almost raw and very fatty one third of meat was fat ,all of the Roast potatoes where turned in a way as when you turned them over they where black burnt and very hard to cut even with the dinner knife given, vegetables consisted of carrot (2) chop cabbage raw . My partner i hasen to add was my first date and her fish was grey under a very brittle crackling she did not want to complain she did not want to make a scene with this being our first date.your staff was very sorry for the meal but it doe,s no good to the day as for a return to this restaurant i would not be doing or recommending

  • (((** 17 August 2016 by Martin Spooner from Tadley

    Nearly an hours wait despite booking. Waiter had to reconfirm order a second time.
    Beef was a bit grizzly-
    We have had good meals before- not sure what was wrong yesterday

  • ((((( 16 August 2016 by Vanessa Martin from Newbury

    We had such a lovely meal at The Star. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and beautifully presented too. We usually choose to go to The Star with family who come to visit and we always so look forward to it. The atmosphere is always very welcoming and the staff are always so friendly.

  • ((((* 14 August 2016 by Debbie Summerfield from Kingsclere

    Nice seating area. Good menu choice. Good selection of wines. Specials available offering the diner more choice and and opportunity to taste other countries authentic cuisine. Whilst I appreciate lamb is a fatty meat the meat content should of been more than half. Chef could take more care when preparing dish and perhaps trimmed meat to ensure good balance to fat. Overall good experience. Waitress allocated was experienced and knowledgable about food products available.

  • ((((( 7 August 2016 by Phil Daley from Basingstoke

    Great range on menu, all dishes selected were really good.

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