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The Star Inn - Sparsholt

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage, OX12 9PL

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

Great food without overly fussy service or any pretension. Good place for a nice meal for 2-4 people. I'd say not ideal for larger parties due to the small size of venue. One large party would ruin the atmosphere for other guests.

Paul Sherman 08 January 2017
from Wantage

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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

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4.6 (((() (based on 16 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (12)
  • lunch (8)
  • romantic (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by David Moss from Ashton Keynes

    The restaurant area was bright and clean, with simple decor appropriate to the era of the pub. Scrubbed pine tables gave a pleasantly rustic feel but with decent glassware and cutlery to lend a quality ambience. The staff were welcoming and efficient. Our party of four had mains and desserts. The food was excellent in all respects, well prepared and attractively presented. Good value for money. I would like a return visit.

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Isobel Cockram from Salisbury

    Excellent food and service. We had Sunday lunch and the roasted meat (venison and beef were our choices), gravy and vegetables were properly prepared and delicious - a cut above the all too frequent tasteless slabs of overcooked meat and frozen vegetables served up by many pubs.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Paul Sherman from Wantage

    Great food without overly fussy service or any pretension. Good place for a nice meal for 2-4 people. I'd say not ideal for larger parties due to the small size of venue. One large party would ruin the atmosphere for other guests.

  • ((((( 3 January 2017 by Debbie Gill from Swindon

    Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and atmosphere delightful. Staff attentive and friendly.

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by Anna from Edinburgh

    The food at the Star Inn is outstanding- the flavours, textures, colours. Beautifully cooked and arranged, always. We had several meals while staying there, including an amazing Christmas lunch. We would like to congratulate the chef, Matt. The dining room looked beautiful on the day , as did the bar. Sonia and Gabriel, with others, were in attendance, friendly and professional. They are a great asset to the Star Inn.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Phil Lynch from Wantage

    amazing service and great food

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Vicky Harold from Bampton

    We had lunch at this pub so were offered their lunch deal of 2 courses at £18 or 3 courses for £21. I have to say it was such a treat to be able to enjoy such amazing food at an affordable price. Would absolutely recommend this restaurant. Excellent food and service.

  • (**** 19 December 2016 by Suzi Stebbings from Wantage

    Disappointed experience, what happened to service with a smile! We weren't shown to our table, just pointed in the direction or told about the special of Thursday steak night, we had to ask. It took three people to sort two drinks and mine was still wrong! My salad looked like it had been hanging around a day or two, food was very salty and disappointing for the price! Felt the menu was very limiting.

  • ((((( 10 December 2016 by Anon from Marlborough

    Excellent. Eaten here several times now after it was recommended by a rival chef!

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