The Star Inn - Sparsholt

(177 Reviews)
Watery Lane Sparsholt, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9PL

Top offer

Lunctime set menu - 2 courses £20 or 3 courses £24

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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.

Customer reviews for The Star Inn - Sparsholt
(based on 177 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (16)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (17)
  • dinner (134)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (29)
  • lunch (105)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (28)
  • romantic (47)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (32)
  • views (10)
  • 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.

  • By Simon S from Goosey Wick
    23 December 2019

    Lovely welcome and table just as requested. Service from Tess and team was excellent and really good food too. Ambience felt warm and convivial with just enough buzz.

  • By Gavin H from Hatfield
    23 November 2019

    Excellent food and service, well done, we will be back

  • By Philip D from abingdon
    14 November 2019

    Our third visit to eat here and still impressed. Menu is limited but means that the kitchen prepares a few things very well. Bonus for us is accommodating our well-behaved dog in the bar area. The only niggle was the separate charge for choice of sauce with a perfectly-cooked steak. We definitely keep The Star Inn on our favourite places to eat list.

  • By Pamela K from Nr Wantage
    13 November 2019

    A very pleasant experience from start to finish with great service, perfect timing and affable staff. The venison dish was the best you'll find anywhere.

  • By Andrew S from Bristol
    13 November 2019

    Great restaurant with a lovely ambience. Food was delicious especially the venison; beautifully tender with a really good flavour.

  • By Sean M from Letcombe Bassett
    9 November 2019

    Had the duck, it was good

  • By Simon S from Wantage
    3 November 2019

    Excellent friendly greeting and table as requested on Open Door. Visited with very grumpy grandad and the staff were charming. All enjoyed the excellent food - even grandad (Chicken Roast).

Restaurant Location Map
The Star Inn - Sparsholt
Watery Lane Sparsholt, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9PL

Available offers

  • Lunctime set menu - 2 courses £20 or 3 courses £24

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