The Star Inn

“Deep comfort and excellent food in a converted barn” - AA Inspector

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WANTAGE, OXFORDSHIRE

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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.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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4 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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2-Rosette restaurant
The Star Inn
Watery Lane,Sparsholt,WANTAGE,OX12 9PL
Phone : 01235 751873

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 8
  • Family bedrooms: 1
  • Bedrooms ground: 5
Children
  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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