The Star Inn - Sparsholt

(184 Reviews)
Watery Lane Sparsholt, Wantage, South East England, OX12 9PL
View main menu


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 184 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (17)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (140)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (31)
  • lunch (109)
  • luxury (27)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (50)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (34)
  • views (11)
  • By Roy K from Idstone
    4 July 2020

    Excellent as always ????

  • By Jane H from Swindon
    14 March 2020

    We absolutely loved it and will definitely come back, super staff, delicious food thank you, job well done in every way! Loved the smoked cods roe ad bread too!

  • By Simon S from oxford
    2 March 2020

    Excellent meal with a delightful welcome and very pleasant attentive service

  • By David W from Wiltshire
    22 February 2020

    We waited at the bar for 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us despite staff milling around and the restaurant being virtually empty . The food is style over substance. Expensive, and not paticularly well cooked...we left before desert.

  • By Charles B from Chipping Norton
    8 February 2020

    Absolutely excellent. Superb lunch last Saturday.

  • By Geoff M from Wantage
    8 February 2020

    All three of us enjoyed our meals, excellent service. We’ll be back.

  • By Roy K from Ashbury
    24 January 2020


  • By Maggie W from Abingdon
    15 January 2020

    Fantastic meal

  • By James W from Wantage
    1 January 2020

    Delicious food as always

  • By Richard W from Sparsholt
    29 December 2019

    Have come two years running now for my wife’s birthday we were treated very well and the food was as exceptional as ever. Retired Head Chef Brookes restaurant Oxford.

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

Similar Restaurants

  1. Harvester - Didcot

    Harvester - Didcot

    (27 Reviews)
    Harvester - Didcot
  2. ASK Italian - Abingdon

    ASK Italian - Abingdon

    (124 Reviews)
    ASK Italian - Abingdon
  3. Prezzo - Didcot

    Prezzo - Didcot

    (394 Reviews)
    Prezzo - Didcot
  4. The Bank Restaurant - Swindon

    The Bank Restaurant - Swindon

    (53 Reviews)
    The Bank Restaurant - Swindon
  5. Harvester - Swindon

    Harvester - Swindon

    (35 Reviews)
    Harvester - Swindon