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The Star Inn - Sparsholt

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage, OX12 9PL

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  • The Star Inn - Sparsholt - Oxfordshire
  • The Star Inn - Sparsholt - Oxfordshire
  • The Star Inn - Sparsholt - Oxfordshire
  • The Star Inn - Sparsholt - Oxfordshire
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.

Food and service were excellent. Very welcoming.

Paul 07 March 2019
from Wantage

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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.

The Star Inn - Sparsholt

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage, OX12 9PL

Contact +44 1235751873

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Customer reviews for The Star Inn - Sparsholt

4.6 (((() (based on 114 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (85)
  • lunch (70)
  • romantic (29)
  • value (24)
  • large parties (23)
  • private dining (19)
  • luxury (18)
  • al fresco (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • business (9)
  • trendy (9)
  • breakfast (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • views (5)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( 7 March 2019 by Paul from Wantage

    Food and service were excellent. Very welcoming.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Darren from Ramsbury

    An excellent meal and service, a real gem of a place.

  • ((((( 11 February 2019 by Guy from Uffington

    Lovely pub..local to us so we know it well...never had a bad meal here, backed by polite and friendly service every time..nice menu..
    Would like to see a little more French wine on the list (personal choice - not a complaint!)

  • ((((( 10 February 2019 by Paul from Reading

    We met friends at the Star Inn for dinner having been on a previous occasion for lunch. We were all impressed with the fabulous food which was the best we had eaten in a pub for a long time. We found the menu very interesting and innovative and well presented.The restaurant was busy but the staff were all very welcoming and efficient making our visit very enjoyable. We will all be going back, being prepared to travel the 50 minutes it will take us to get there. Well worth the trip.

  • (((** 6 February 2019 by Natalie from Abingdon

    salmon - 5*, beef - 3*, service- 2* - too slow

  • ((((* 29 January 2019 by Sara from Swindon

    Really pleasant environment and delicious food. Our only negative comment would be that there was a shortage of staff so we waited rather a long time for our main course and had difficulty getting the attention of the remaining staff for drinks and when we wanted the bill etc as they were rushed off their feet. The staff that were working were very pleasant and doing their best to compensate but we could have saved half an hour.

  • ((((* 8 January 2019 by Brian from West Molesey

    The food was absolutely fantastic. There were no vegan options on the menu but the chef whipped up a first rate starter and main course for my vegan daughter. The smoked salmon and fish of the day that I ordered were both wonderful. I would go back happily.

  • ((((( 3 January 2019 by Rita from Faringdon

    Really lovely place, Food was excellent and the Service Superb. Will definitely be going again.

  • ((((( 1 January 2019 by Colin from DORSET

    Our second visit and so pleased we came back, just as delicious food, the staff cannot do enough, all in all a perfect place to have lunch, looking forward to our third visit.

  • ((((( 29 December 2018 by David from Steventon

    Food was excellent and service likewise. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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