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The Star Inn Restaurant

High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TA, England
+44 1323 870495
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to The Star Inn on Burns night to find an empty restaurant bar one table. I was surprised as have always had to book well in advance for Burns night. One fire was going at least which was a relief but the place was...More

4  Thank viv033
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear viv033 It is always upsetting when people use review sites irresponsibly which is the case with this. Firstly, the point about Burns Night is irrelevant - we do not celebrate it here. The steaks in question were immediately taken from the bill and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years away from our last visit to this beautiful historical town, we headed to the Star, once the gem in this little high street. Sadly, it was freezing inside, even though the fires were on and the red wine was served colder than...More

3  Thank RozaRoza
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RozaRoza, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to us and that it was cold. We endeavour to always have our fires going well on cold days, and it is a shame that you were cold. Had you mentioned this to...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

A very busy Lunchtime, but the service was good and the staff very helpful. All 6 of us had a light lunch which we all enjoyed the food was very tastie. We have eaten here before and was not disapointed. Will go bavcck next time...More

Thank rayu111
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear rayu111, Happy New Year to you! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your lunch with us, and we are delighted that your party of 6 had such a lovely time! We very much look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent slow braised pigs cheeks and fish of the day followed some excellent nibbles to produce a well priced first class meal. It was even more impressive as at the same there was a large wedding party in the hotel. Atmosphere created by the wedding...More

Thank caerleonfoodie
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear caerleonfoodie, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our inn. Our Pigs Cheeks are a great dish, particularly designed for the autumn chills, and proving extremely popular! Weddings are always busy and it can be a delicate juggling act...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We dined here when staying overnight at the end of our fifth (and penultimate) day walking the South Downs Way. It is a classic country pub interior offering a few local real ales, but they serve rather stylish food. I chose the Sussex Smoakie to...More

Thank GrumpsDC
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear GrumpsDC, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our much-loved inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and I will let our chefs know about this - our Sussex Smokie and Salmon are popular dishes and our dedicated...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you want a really nice meal and a pint of good ale this is the place. Very reasonably priced and friendly staff. a history of the pub is available to read and well worth a look!

Thank Kiwi_Cath
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Kiwi_Cath, Thank you very much for your lovely review, and we hope to see you again soon! We are very glad that you enjoyed the pub history! Kind regards, Julie Garvin General Manager

Reviewed 5 October 2017

The restaurant was very old worlde but not terribly cosy. There was only one other couple whilst we were there which perhaps says something. No menu of the day and a fairly limited menu. We were with friends. One of us had fish and chips...More

Thank Barnaby10
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Barnaby10, We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your food and very surprised. Our menu is extensive with many choices, and our food receives constant praise. Lunchtimes are often slow at the moment due to the change of season and is not a reflection...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Fairly quiet bar the Monday evening we were there. Ate in the bar area, and both had very nicely prepared fish n chips. Good beer too.

Thank faganbrother
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear faganbrother, Thank you for your review and it is lovely to know that you enjoyed the fish and chips so much! We do hope that you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Julie Garvin General Manager

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Birthday present, with a bottle of Prosecco waiting in our room. A dog blanket, towel and water bowl also provided and biscuits, this was a lovely touch. Friendly staff and understated luxury. I'd recommend the seafood starter at dinner, the salmon, prawns and mackerel pate...More

Thank Emmy H
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Emmy H, Thank you for your lovely review of our inn and your recent stay with us. Being dog-friendly is of vital importance as we are in the national park with many footpaths and of course the South Downs Way. Our food is prepared...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Star Inn for a pint and a sandwich this afternoon . Was taken aback by the £8.00 a sarnie price tag but thought it must be good! My roast -beef sandwich had the sort of thin pressed roast beef ,industrially cooked to...More

4  Thank howardsharron1
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear howardsharron1, I am alarmed at your comments regarding our ham and beef. The Star Inn cooks locally sourced quality ingredients sourced from the surrounding area on principle. Our food is cooked fresh, and we are an award-winning kitchen serving high quality dinners from a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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