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The Star Inn, Sparsholt

The Star Inn, Sparsholt, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Watery Lane, Sparsholt
OX12 9PL

About the The Star Inn, Sparsholt

The Star Inn, Sparsholt is a historic inn with beautifully cooked food and smartly presented rooms. It occupies a 300-year-old brick and flint building (and a converted barn) in the sleepy village of Sparsholt near Wantage in Oxfordshire. The inn was rescued in 2012 by local resident and interior designer Caron Williams, and together with her son Toby who manages the place, they have slowly breathed new life into it.


Whether on business or pleasure, The Star Barn offers a warm welcome and a comfortable bed for the night. It has 8 rooms situated in a converted barn, just a stone’s throw from the pub. Each room has a distinct personality and all have en-suite bathrooms with a bath, a shower or both. The emphasis is on comfort, with great beds, duvets, and a decent shower.


Dine in the Bar or the stylish restaurant, from our seasonal a la carte and set lunch menu. Or if the weather’s good, why not sit in the lovely garden with its terrace and lawns? The menu changes to reflect the seasons, thereby ensuring the freshest, tastiest seasonal produce is used to create the best dishes. And local produce is very important too – game is sourced from neighbouring shoots, meat from local farms and even vegetables from our village, and in time, our newly created kitchen garden.


Enjoy a pint at the bar or a glass of wine by the fire. They’ve got a great selection of drinks on offer from lagers, beers and ciders, to a changing selection of real ales, artisan gins, whiskies and vodkas. Add to this classic cocktails, and freshly ground coffee – there really is something for everyone (even the dog!). The wine list is constantly evolving, reflecting a drive to offer the best wines at the best prices. They also offer a great selection by the glass, carafe and bottle, and an increasing selection of fine wines and champagne by the glass.

The Star Inn, Sparsholt, was crowned Oxfordshire’s “county dining pub of the year” for 2017.


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