Christmas 2019

Christmas and New Year opening Hours
Christmas Eve - lunch 12.00pm-14.30pm dinner service 18.00pm until 21.00pm normal closing hours 11pm
Christmas Day - Lunch 12.00pm - 16.30pm - No dinnner service available we will be closed
Boxing Day - Food service will run all day - 12.00pm until 20.00pm
New Years Eve - Lunch 12.00-14.30pm dinner service 18.00pm until 22.00pm
We bar will be open until 1am to see the New Year in if you wish to join us
New Years Day - Lunch 12.00-14.30pm and dinner 18.00pm until 21.00pm
Emma-General Manager, Matt-Head Chef and all the team at The Star look forward to welcoming you on December 25th 2019.
Christmas Day Lunch - served from 12pm until 4.30pm


Amuse Bouche - Butternut squash Veloute, shaved chestnut and sage oil. ( GF )

Starter option
(  guests are kindly asked to pre-order 1 of the below starter options )

Foie Gras and chicken terrine, cranberry and orange chutney, almond bread ( DF) 
Dill cured smoked salmon, English wasabi, pink grapefruit puree, beetroot ( GF )
Blue cheese and black truffle 'Waldorf Salad' ( V)(GF)

Main Course option
( guests are kindly asked to pre-order 1 of the below main options )

Free range roasted breast and slow cooked leg of Turkey with all the trimmings
Pan seared stone bass, spiced crab croquette, sea herbs and crab bisque
Chick pea and sweet potato dhal, onion bhaji, roast cauliflower and almond ( V )
All main course are served with Duck fat roasted potatoes ( new potatoes for vegetarian option ), sprouts with almonds, braised carrot and swede

Dessert option
( guests are kindly asked to pre-order 1 of the below dessert options )

'The Star Inn' Christmas pudding, lemon curd ice cream and brandy sauce
Dark chcolate fondant, poached pineapple, cocnut and passionfruit sorbet
Lime and coconut pannacotta, vegan coriander meringue and mango sorbet ( GF ) ( V ) ( DF )
Selection of English cheeses served with seasonal fruit chutney and crackers
( cheese course available as an additional course at £7.95)

Tea and coffee served with mince pies and chocolate truffles

£89.50per guest 
We require a £50.00 deposit on booking and all pre-orders are kindly asked to be finalised by December 8th 2019 


We are very excited to announce that we are now open for Tea, Coffee and Breakfast 8am-10am 7 days a week.
You can book online or just pop in.

Breakfast Menu


Sunday 2nd February 2020
Cuban Supper 18.00pm-20.00pm
£18.50 2 courses.

22nd Sunday December 2019
A Local Gathering
A welcome drink and nibbles await for all our locals!. All are very welcome to come and celebrate this special time of year.   

Sunday 29th December 2019
Festive Quiz 




The Star Inn offers a picturesque village location to hold your wedding breakfast and party/lunch/evening celebrations. In the summer months guests can gather and relax in our private garden area and in the winter can enjoy the romance of our crackling log fires. We have our luxurious barn accommodation perfect for private use of 8 bedrooms located at the rear of the Star Inn surrounded by open fields and stream with Private Parking area.  Canape menus along with our menu options are available on request. Please contact Emma to discuss.

Exclusivity of The Star Inn

If you require Private use of The Star Inn we are very happy to organise this. Private Use will include sole use of The Star and all 8 bedrooms with double occupancy on the day of the event from 14.00pm until 11.00am the next day with the Bar being available until midnight. Pricing for events and bespoke packages can be organised for you. Menu options will be additional to the Exclusive price.
Please contact Emma to discuss.    


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Watery Lane, Sparsholt Wantage
OX12 9PL

01235 751 873

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