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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 169 reviews

Deep comfort and excellent food in a converted barn

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Accessible rooms

Located in the picturesque village of Sparsholt, at the foot of the famous Ridgeway. At the heart of the community for over 300 years, The Star Inn offers bedrooms that are peacefully situated in a converted barn at the rear of the property, each providing a very good level of comfort. The two AA Rosette-worthy food is a highlight of any stay; excellent quality ingredients are skilfully prepared and carefully presented.

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  • Rooms: 8
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 5

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 30
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30

Getting here

From B4507, 4 miles west of Wantage turn right to Sparsholt. The Star Inn is signposted.

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M4 junction 14
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