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The Star Inn

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Newbury Road, Kingsclere RG20 4SY, England
+44 1635 296241
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there with my family the other night and the overall service and the standard of food was extremely poor. I had Carrot and Coriander soup for starters and the soup was just like water with very little taste, my mains was Steak pie with puff pastry but when I broke through the puff pastry the pot was practically empty.... More 

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Thank Ian S
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ian, thank you for leaving us detailed and valuable feedback. Our new menu starts on Wednesday, as part of that our steak pies have been improved immensely with a better quality beef and at least 30% more filling in every pie. We also have a new Eaton Mess (with marshmello fluff) which is very tasty indeed! I'll investigate into... More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was staying in newbury with family and decided to give this pub a try on a thursday night. It was quiet but suited us. Standard menu with additional specials available from this chain pub. Breads for starters were good and well recommended. All four of us had something different and thumbs up from three of us for main course. Rice... More 

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Thank Thirskies
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. We start our new menu on Wednesday and a big focus on that will be our daily specials. Whilst we are part of a family of pubs we like to think of ourselves as more than just another chain :) Our beers change regularly and our Head Chef is working hard to create... More 

Hampshire
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for my husband's birthday and it did not disappoint. We were in the 'alcove' which was a bit draughty so the staff turned on the radiator and it was soon toasty. Food was lovely and the service was great. Lovely birthday meal

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Thank Katherine L
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Hi Katherine, happy birthday to the other half :) I'm very pleased you both had such a wonderful time. Kindest regards, Matthew More 

London
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and the food is really good but the service is really slow If you have time on your hands then go for it but expect a lengthy wait

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Thank bubbak39
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Hi there thanks for the review, We have some new team in the business and firstly are focusing on food quality, once that's mastered the speed should follow :) Many thanks, Matthew More 

London, UK
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351 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a rush, so can't blame the restaurant for that, but it appeared that there were only 2 staff on duty, doubling up as wait staff and taking bookings. OK if there were only a handful of customers, but the place was full so maybe someone took the day off! In order to help speed things up, we... More 

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Thank PestfromBuda
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the review and for being some patient during your visit. We hope you come back soon to give us another try. Many thanks, Matthew More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food - nice staff - good value - good parking - open all day. Often use this place for informal meals with friends & family

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Thank Steve S
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thank you for spending time to leave us a review. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Matthew More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can never tell whether your going to get a mediocre meal or a great meal. I think they must change their chefs frequently as their standard can differ

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Thank PaulaBryan
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Paulabryan. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing, service good but was very slow however they were very busy. Great cosy atmosphere and very welcoming. Can be pricey but good food

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Thank LinzEatwell
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Dear LinzEatwell, Thank you for your comments. We have had a very busy January, and we are still filling the team for the coming year, however I am glad you still enjoyed your evening. Regards Rob More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub restaurant with ample parking. The food and drink is good with great staff. Very busy resturant so recommend booking. There's a large garden with eating areas also.

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Thank finepubgrubber
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Finepubgrubber, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are all delighted you enjoyed your visit! Thank you Rob Landlord More 

Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never felt the need to leave a review before, however on this occasion I felt the need to do so. At best the food was ok however it was the service I found the be very lacking, We ordered drinks with main and these did not arrive until I reminded someone by the time the drinks did turn... More 

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Thank dazeburne
General Manager A, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this review

Dear dazeburn, Please could you call me on 01635 296241, I would love to discuss your visit with you. Rob Landlord More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newbury Road, Kingsclere RG20 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Kingsclere
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 296241
Description
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Star Inn offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?