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The Star Inn

Watery Lane, Sparsholt, WANTAGE, OX12 9PL

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Inside this solid 300-year-old inn in the quintessentially English village of Sparsholt, all is decluttered and open plan with chunky wooden furniture and plain white walls, and the food has a suitably modern accent. An impressive starter balances the richness of foie gras and duck liver parfait with pear chutney and granola, and comes with a buttery home-made brioche bun. Mains partner pan-fried halibut with sweet millet, purple sprouting broccoli, samphire, and a buttermilk cream sauce laden with squid, mussels and cockles. Dessert takes mango as a theme to play with, served in an iced parfait with nougat, and as a purée, powder and frozen carpaccio with rose sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01235 751873
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Matt Williams
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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From B4507, 4m W of Wantage, turn right to Sparsholt. The Star Inn signed
Nearest station: Didcot

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