The Star Inn - Sparsholt

(210 Reviews)
Watery Lane Sparsholt, Wantage, South East England, OX12 9PL
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 20:00.

Restaurant description

Serving award-winning food with produce and meat sourced from nearby fields, farms and hunters, The Star Inn successfully combines fine dining with a countryside pub atmosphere. Enjoy artisan beverages, greens from the kitchen garden and freshly cooked meals in the calm surroundings of the terrace.

Enjoy your meal at the bar or in the cosy restaurant, and sample locally sourced creations like venison loin with salt baked celeriac and braised red cabbage, or pan-seared sea bream with herb farfalle pasta. The Star Inn’s steaks are dry-aged for up to 42 days, and game is often sourced from nearby shoots. For dessert, choose British and Irish cheeses with wafers, crackers & seasonal chutneys, or coffee or tea with homemade fudge.

Sparsholt’s Star Inn offers special Sunday lunch and dinner and a regularly changing selection of real ales, whiskeys and vodkas that can be enjoyed in the delightfully serene garden.

The Star Inn Restaurant is located in south Oxfordshire, a 30-minute drive from Oxford.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Star Inn - Sparsholt
(based on 210 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (23)
  • breakfast (11)
  • business (19)
  • child friendly (27)
  • dinner (160)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (36)
  • lunch (123)
  • luxury (30)
  • private dining (31)
  • romantic (54)
  • trendy (15)
  • value (39)
  • views (12)
  • By Jackie S from Shrivenham
    27 September 2020

    We visited The Star for the first time for Sunday lunch following a recommendation by a local lady. Thought the décor was extremely well thought out. Friendly greeting. Ordered our roast beef, which we both found to be cooked well and tender, however when asked by waiting staff if everything was okay, I replied I was disappointed with the vegetable selection, no green veg and not much of the rest. I was quickly offered some alternative, which was much apricated I was underwhelmed overall with the lunch, the pudding selection was as if as many different options had been added to what was on offer, so we opted out. Such a shame as my expectations were high, lovely setting, friendly staff, when paying a high (for a pub) price it raises the bar of what is served, which did not quite do it for us.

  • By Sam B from WANTAGE
    24 September 2020

    Amazing Poached egg and Avocado. Skinny Fries were perfectly cooked

  • By Jo H from Faringdon
    24 September 2020

    The experience was great, we felt very safe. You just need to check that you have a written signing in form as well as the scan one, as this only works if you have down loaded the app. One point is that after our first drinks no one asked if we would anymore. The food was fantastic and we will back??

  • By Ollivier M from Lambourn
    23 September 2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed the food. The only complaint we all had was that with the doors all open (Covid 19 ?) we were all feeling the draft and sat with our jackets and shawls on....we did ask the waitress about closing them but were told they had to remain open. Would like to return but only if the rules change or the weather is warmer.

  • By Shula B from Southampton
    20 September 2020

    Fantastic location, great decor, fabulous food. Service was great. Made to feel very welcome. Would definitely go back

  • By Andy S from WANTAGE
    14 September 2020

    In spite of The Star being affected by the aftermath of lockdown, we had a wonderful meal, cooked well and served promptly.

  • By Magdalena O from Wantage
    31 August 2020

    Everything was very tasty and elegant.Very friendly service.Covid safe.

  • By Sean M from Swindon
    31 August 2020

    It was lovely

  • By Scott D from Grove
    31 August 2020

    Wonderful food, well managed area, social distancing adhered to and cheery staff...what more is needed, great experience!

  • By Jack R from Wantage
    26 August 2020

    Ordering and service was appeared very complicated and different from other places I have been to during Covid restrictions. However the food was excellent ??

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The Star Inn - Sparsholt
Watery Lane Sparsholt, Wantage, South East England, OX12 9PL

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