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The Star Inn - Sparsholt

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage, OX12 9PL

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

Fabulous meals and service

Rachel Hale 16 July 2017
from Bishopstone

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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' and was named 2017s "Dining Pub of the Year" by the Good Pub Guide.

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 47 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (39)
  • lunch (27)
  • romantic (12)
  • luxury (10)
  • value (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 16 July 2017 by Rachel Hale from Bishopstone

    Fabulous meals and service

  • ((((* 15 July 2017 by Ian Thomas from Bishopstone

    A very warm welcome. Excellent table service throughout. Very good tasting food.

  • ((((* 22 June 2017 by Carol Munro from Wantage

    We very much enjoyed our evening, enhanced by glorious weather. The setting is wonderful and the welcome was warm. All the food was good, beautifully cooked and tasty. However, we felt that the starters and desserts were better than the mains, mainly because the choices were more interesting and imaginative. We were a little disappointed by our main courses, whereas we felt the starters and the one dessert we shared were absolutely delicious. The service was also very good. We will certainly come again.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Stephen Call from Wantage

    Enjoyed a late Lunch for Father's Day. As always the food was excellent and staff attentive. Enjoyed some pre dinner drinks in the lovely garden. Great way to end the weekend.

  • ((((( 29 May 2017 by Julia Cohen from Chiseldon

    Excellent dinner, we will be back!

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Marion Teder from Wantage


  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Sue Duncombe from Childrey

    The Star Inn is one of my favourite restaurants. I've previously been bowled over by the salted caramel soufflé. This evening the mackerel starter was absolutely divine. The best starter I've had anywhere at anytime!

  • ((((( 2 May 2017 by Philip Wright from eastbury

    we were so pleased to have decided to have lunch at The Star. we were visiting the open gardens at Sparsholt Manor.
    we both really enjoyed the meals. the food was actually exceptional especially the fish of the day which was fresh and cooked to perfection.
    we eat out a lot and cant believe we haven't eaten here for some time.
    each member of the staff were attentive and made us feel welcome.
    definitely be back in the very near future.

  • ((((( 30 April 2017 by Sarah Mitchell from Wantage

    Excellent food and service - a very enjoyable evening.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Roger Mcgilvray from Faringdon

    A great little gem of a restaurant that is out in the country but well worth a visit.

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