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The Star Inn Restaurant

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High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TA, England
+44 1323 870495
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a really nice meal at a reasonable price. The chef is the Sussex young chef of the year and the food certainly reflected this. The staff in general were very good.

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Thank AndyHerbert
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely stay. Love the dark rooms. Comfy bed. Spotlessly clean. Big fluffy bath towels. Very attentive reception staff. Breakfast was amazing and cooked perfectly. Nothing at all to comment badly on I will definately stay again

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Thank Mhairi S
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mhairi S, So glad that you found the room and items within it to be of such a high standard, and our staff and breakfast also. We look forward to looking after you again in the very near future. Kind regards, Julie Garvin General Manager More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had pan fried sea bass which was excellent, the halloumi burger not so good as it was the frozen ready stuff in breadcrumbs not proper grilled cheese - chips however were gorgeous so made up for it. Our dog was made welcome and given a biscuit. Chocolate brownie yummy! Will defiantly be back.

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Thank Jane D
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jane D, Very pleased that you enjoyed the Sea Bass - with regards to the Halloumi Burger I can assure you categorically that we do not serve frozen food at The Star Inn. We are delighted that you enjoyed it so much and that the dog did too! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Julie... More 

Walton on Thames
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

8 people for dinner on Sunday night. Pub was busy (including a wedding party). Some nibbles, 8 starters, 8 mains, 2 sweets, 2 teas, 1 G&T, 1 large glass of wine and - O yes, 5 bottles of wine. Quantities ample, quality generally good. Service from young team was a little ordinary but not worrying. Total bill including our 12.5%... More 

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Thank Paul R
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul R, Thank you for visiting The Star Inn, Alfriston, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals and found us to be such good value for money. Our young team as you describe them are a hard-working eager group, and we are still fine tuning their skills as we work with them. We are pleased that you... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having read the other reviews we decided to go to the Star for dinner. The atmosphere was good; warm fires burning on a chilly evening; we received a warm welcome and sat by the fire with a drink while waiting for our meal. So far so good, but........we both had liver, greens, bacon and mashed potatoes which was all very... More 

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Thank Elizabeth E
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth E, We are pleased that you found the service and atmosphere to a high standard, but we are sorry that you found the food to be disappointing. It is not clear in your review whether you brought your issues with the meal to the waiter on duty. Had you done so your meal would have replaced immediately. It... More 

Polegate, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a very busy Saturday evening as there was a wedding reception taking place. Unfortunately the level of service seemed to suffer as a result. Food generally good although there was an error on the desert ordered and the person who brought it to the table didn't seem to know what to do to rectify this. Nice atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank Bob C
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bob C, Thank you for taking the time to review our inn, and it is unfortunate that you decided to choose to eat on a very busy evening. When people book over the 'phone we do let them know that there is a wedding taking place, but it is not clear if you pre-booked or just came in off... More 

Alfriston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal here, we are local and eat here regularly, always fresh and well cooked. Service very attentive, nothing too much trouble. Only comment is bring back the bottles of condiments, the sachets dont work for me..

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Thank wgarnett
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wgarnett, Thank you for taking the time to review our much-loved inn, we are always gratified to receive positive and complimentary reviews. And if we have issues, we always try our very best to deal with them as soon as possible. So glad that you meal (and previous ones) have been so enjoyable, and that our friendly staff have... More 

Hamble
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lydia at breakfast got this hotel from average up to very good. I actually stayed at the hotel and even though it was good I had a few wobbles with whether I could get breakfast or not as I wanted it before 8 a.m. and also I did not get much sleep as the windows banged really loudly all night.... More 

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Thank Erica D
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Erica D, Thank you for taking the time to review The Star Inn. We will pass on your compliments to Lydia, and she will be delighted with this review. Lydia enjoys meeting all of our guests, and delivers a great personal service enjoyed by guests and visitors. Often the personal touch can be missing in pubs and hotels, and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Plough & Harrow in Litlington was fully booked, so motored on to Alfriston, where the log fire in the Star was so welcoming. Other than a tea light that was the only light available. Despite the gloom it was apparent that the rubbery, tasteless burgers were pink inside. We quietly queried that because it was so dark we could... More 

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Thank Lindaelks
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lindaelks, It is always unfortunate when people are not properly equipped with the correct facts about a situation and make irresponsible comments. Firstly our lighting is low in the pub and bars as befits the interior of an old historic inn, and this suits the vast majority of our friends and guests as they appreciate the ambience. However, the... More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Breathtakingly beautiful pub full of history seeping from every beam. Food equally great and service efficient and personal. Lots of history available to read and games etc if required. Very calm atmosphere which was great after a busy days shopping in Brighton.

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Thank adamsjayne4
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear adamsjayne4, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our ancient charms and The Star Inn story! Thanks also for commenting upon our old but beautiful and attractive looks! We pride ourselves on being a friendly personal and independent business, and we are glad that we were an oasis of calm after Brighton's hectic attractions.. We very much look forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870495

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