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The Star Inn - Sparsholt

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage, OX12 9PL

(((() British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday: 12:00 - 14:30

This place never ceases to impress. Perfect timely service without being pretentious and super quality food at sensible prices.

Doug Stevens 15 February 2017
from Marlborough

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Found at the heart of the village of Sparsholt, The Star Inn is a much loved gastro pub boasting 300 years of fruitful history. Showcasing high-end British cuisine, this site has been named Oxfordshire's 'Restaurant Of The Year', as well as 'Best Gastro Pub'.

The Star Inn - Sparsholt

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage, OX12 9PL

Contact +44 1235751873

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Customer reviews for The Star Inn - Sparsholt

4.5 (((() (based on 25 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (20)
  • lunch (12)
  • romantic (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • business (3)
  • value (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Yori Griffiths from Sparsholt

    Really disappointing having come highly recommended by friends (usually the best recommendation). The food was very good but the service was totally unsatisfactory. The order for our main course was wrong, resulting in one of the party waiting an additional ten minutes for their meal while the other two either waited and let their meal go cold or start; unimpressed. We then ordered a pudding and cutlery dually arrived but then waited another 30 minutes only to be told that it was on its way; it arrived ten minutes later. Clearly the order did not make it to the kitchen the first time around as the chef popped his head out to apologise.
    This experience was a pity as the restaurant was not busy and the food great - it was just that the staff could not get the order to the chef coherently. Attention to detail wins the day; hopefully this was a one off but I will not be returning.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Norma Morris from Oxford

    Food was excellent especially the steak! Staff were very informative especially as one of our party has special dietary requirements. Restaurant was very clean and welcoming.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Sue Duncombe from Oxford

    Great atmosphere, service and top notch food.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Sean Platnauer from wantage


  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Chris Weatherall from Stanford in the Vale

    Great atmosphere, friendly professional staff and wonderful food.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Doug Stevens from Marlborough

    This place never ceases to impress. Perfect timely service without being pretentious and super quality food at sensible prices.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Jackie Ellis from Kingston Lisle

    Amazing roast beef Sunday lunch!

  • ((((( 3 February 2017 by Paul Wyman from Wantage

    The game pie was delicious.

  • ((((* 1 February 2017 by Martin Osborne from Radstock

    The beef blade terrine was especially delicious, as was the sea bream and the panacotta had a very fresh taste. Only minor point was the salt in the main course.

  • ((((* 22 January 2017 by Rosalind Farrell from Didcot

    Pleasant ambience, warm, soft but effective lighting, well placed tables. Attentive service. Delicious pink ginger sorbet with fishcake starter, mains good (game pie and venison).Home made ice cream not to our taste, thought the texture/recipe conflicted with/overpowered the salted caramel. Would try a sorbet next time.

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