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The Star Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Newbury Road, Newbury RG20 4SY, England
+44 1635 296241
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
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“pastry” (6 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“pate” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Newbury Road, Newbury RG20 4SY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the Star a couple of times on a Sunday evening. Very disappointed that all the Sunday roasts and specials are sold out. I can accept a one of sell out but this seems to be a regular thing. Will not be...More

Thank Suey2112
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always told friends how I had never had a bad visit to this pub Well that all changed today Had booked a table for 6pm Was looking forward to a Roast dinner Arrived a little late but did ring ahead to advise them Stood for...More

Thank Janette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Star Inn for a lunch with family on a weekday, that we don't often get to do due to distance, we always try somewhere to take them somewhere they have not been before, but local. This time we went to the...More

1  Thank cjggo
General Manager A, Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cjggo, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Star Inn! We are currently training a new starter chef so thank you for being patient with him. Kind regards, Matthew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am under no illusion that a chain pub food is brilliant, however, even with that expectation it was by far one of the worst meals I have ever encountered. The soup was cuppa soup, the bread was stale. The frozen fish was slimey, the...More

1  Thank Mandy S
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mandy thank you for leaving us a review. I'm not quite sure what you mean by the soup? But it certainly isn't a 'cuppa soup'. I'm also sorry you didn't enjoy you're fish, did you let your server know? Whilst we did have an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the star on the way beach from a lovely day at the Newbury show, hoping for a quick roast. Not busy when we got there - shown to a table and got menus and drinks. My pint of beer was so cloudy...More

Thank Chris B
General Manager A, Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are disappointed to learn of your experience here at The Star Inn, but will take this opportunity to improve. Falling short of meeting your expectations is not to the standards we strive to achieve, and we humbly ask for the opportunity to make this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few weeks ago we booked a table online and mentioned that I was vegan. When we arrived I was told by the waiter that he could not recommend anything (he wasn't allowed) and he could only give me the allergenic folder for me to...More

Thank Rita M
Matthew D, General Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rita, I'm very disappointed to read this review. Whilst we can't give any recommendations when it comes to allergies (we can only say what has what in it) we certainly can and do usually work out some sort of dish for people with certain...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this lovely pub for lunch with my family, such a friendly place, friendly smiley staff who were more than willing to help, I was very surprised how amazing the food was, very hot and and looked very appetising on the plate, needless...More

1  Thank Lisa S
General Manager A, Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa S, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time recently we have been here and each time had a very good meal. The food is well cooked and always hot which is a problem we usually face at other places. The staff are very friendly.

1  Thank andrewhillman2017
General Manager A, Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andrewhillman2017, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Star Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Thank you again for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in with a couple of friends on a Thursday evening and was greeted and seated straight away, the staff member who I think might have been a manager (Lee)was friendly and attentive and couldn't do enough to make sure we were enjoying our meals...More

1  Thank Claire G
General Manager A, Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Claire G, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Star Inn! Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I ordered a blue eye rib steak which was OK if a little tough in places, but my wife had to send her medium rare back as it was well done - so much so that it was actually burnt on the outside. On the...More

Thank Les H
General Manager A, Manager at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Les H thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newbury Road, Newbury RG20 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 296241
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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