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The Star at Sancton

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British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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A stylish, personally run pub on the main street of a small village, with a cosy bar, two smart dining rooms and a smiley team. The menu offers a mix o...
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All reviews oxtail scallops yorkshire pudding steak fish and chips pie gastro pub main course star inn lunch menu michelin star special occasion fabulous food lovely atmosphere birthday treat set menu lovely lunch
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday lunch yesterday (15th may) booked online that day for 2.45pm-having not visited for years, we were pleased we booked and we will be back! We had the beetroot tartare and fried egg for starters, a chicken dinner and the heritage...carrots for main (the veggie main was delicious!) and a chocolate delice for dessert. I got a bonus piece of chocolate honeycomb with my herbal tea and it was delicious-I could’ve kept eating it! Lovely attentive service, in particular and blonde haired (in a plait?) girl was so polite, friendly and smiley-so nice to see and hear. With a couple of lemonades, a carafe and extra glass of wine and a herbal tea, those and our meals came to £114 for a really enjoyable, relaxing Sunday lunch-just what we needed after a stressful week. We are looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Starters were dressed crab and braised pig cheek followed by steak and ale pie and the venison on the specials. Dressed crab was beautiful. Very fresh and delicate balance of flavours. Could not fault. Braised pig cheek was very good. Again a great balance of...flavours and textures. Venison was perfectly cooked and extremely tender and such good balance of flavours again. The chef really knows their stuff. The pie is the best we’ve ever had. Loads of flavour, fully packed and a challenge to finish although the gravy could be improved and the red cabbage was a little overly sharp and detracted a little from the flavour of the pie. Desserts were the crème brûlée and the treacle tart. Both were excellent. Service was extremely good from the more senior staff. Very friendly and attentive, however (and this is our only criticism) the more junior staff need a little more support in how they approach the table. We were the last sitting and we were asked if we’d finished when we were still clearly eating our dessert at 21:30. Then rather than asked if we’d like anything else, we were asked if they could collect our glasses which was clearly a hint they’d like us to leave. We would definitely return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its reputation does not bear out unfortunately. Average food, barely hot and certainly well over priced. Nice interior but you can't eat the decorations. A trip wasted unfortunately

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday lunch here. We had three roast beef lunches and one fish and chips. The food was amazing but what topped off our experience was the service which was above and beyond. Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From beginning to end, we felt like an inconvenience to the staff who were incredibly surly and slow and made for an unpleasant experience. Our meals took an age to arrive and ordering a round of drinks was like getting blood out of a stone....The food was nice, but didn’t offer value for money and the poor service marred the whole experience. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to celebrate a couple of birthday now, loves the atmosphere, staff pleasant & provide great service. Lovely meals! Thank you

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

Celebrated a COVID delayed birthday for 6 of our family. The food was first class as was the service. Every member of our party enjoyed their 3 courses-the food at The Star is excellent and everyone is so welcoming.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

Very good food, one of the best places to visit in the area, which isn’t hard but, one point to not that the sticky toffee pudding was form y liking a bit too sweet and could have been toned down, other than that another great...mealMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 11 March 2022 via mobile

A poignant visit to The Star at Sancton today. Last visited over 3 years ago when my beloved mum was still with us. Visited with my partner and his mum. We'd booked a table (this is a must) and arrived to see a full car...park and plenty of people inside. The welcome was very warm and all the staff are immaculately dressed and friendly. Drinks were ordered at the table and the menus are extremely varied. We had the choice of a set menu, specials of the day, plus the main menu. My partner opted for the set menu, whilst 'us ladies' chose the haddock and chips. Everything was beautifully presented and excellently cooked. If you want 'ding ding, cheap and cheerful ' this is not the place for you. If you want a real treat with lovely surroundings, attentive/happy staff and fabulous food, then get yourself a table booked. We spent £100 for 1 x 3 course meal, 2 x huge haddock n chips, a delicious pudding, 2 rounds of drinks and a coffee. As they say 'you get what you pay for'. All in all, it's great to see that 'when things are done right', it pays off. Well done to all at The Star fo getting it right!! We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely mid week lunch here - very comfortable restaurant and nice atmosphere - staff were all very friendly and accommodating - food was faultless - both had the sirloin steak and have never had a steak so tender. Too full for desert...this time but we will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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17 August 2020|
Response from joycewood78 |
I do not think dogs,small or otherwise,should be allowed where other people are eating.
Jo L
26 January 2020|
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Response from StarSancton | Property representative |
Of course.
14 June 2019|
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Response from StarSancton | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do, there's always two on, sometimes a third. All local to us.
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Yes, The Star at Sancton is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Star at Sancton is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4