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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

The food was excellent, the service was very good and the company was great ??

Ian Lack 16 April 2017
from Kingsclere

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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

4.1 ((((* (based on 58 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (35)
  • value (19)
  • child friendly (10)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • business (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • views (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 8 May 2017 by Natasha Hamblin from Thatcham

    It was a pleasant meal but the waiter dropped a bowl of peppers in olive oil over my lap. They did apologise but that's all we got. There was no discount on our meal or maybe a free round of drinks etc.

  • (**** 26 April 2017 by Bob Baldwin from Kingsclere

    Waitress was very pleasant, that's it! How does a 8oz piece of beef have no flavour,same with my wife's hunters chicken,no flavour, maybe they need to source a new butcher, our dinner guests had the same complaints,one had steak,the other had ham,which had some weird crust on it.not a great experience for £85.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Ian Lack from Kingsclere

    The food was excellent, the service was very good and the company was great ??

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Tracey Brightman from Thatcham

    Delicious food haven't been for years but wow super improvements

  • ((*** 7 February 2017 by Julia Byrne from Kingsclere

    Very disappointed. We had to wait over an hour for our orders. Two orders stated "with side salad" which we didn't get. One order was wrong and had to go back. Some of the food was only just warm and the waitress could have been a bit more friendly. The waitress had to keep apologising the whole time. The desserts were very nice though. One guest saw a lot of dust especially on the light shade above the table.

  • ((((* 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.

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