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“Great hotel, food and location!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Star Inn Restaurant
High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TA, England
+44 (0)1323 870 495
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Ranked #12 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Cuisines: English
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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great hotel, food and location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely stay here with work colleagues. Staff on reception and bar/restaurant were both friendly and really helpful. Evening meal and breakfast were both very tasty and well presented and service was excellent, attentive and prompt, thanks Jan.
Rooms were of an older style but clean and well appointed, free WiFi was also a positive. Bed was a bit soft but that's down to personal choice.
Only negative was the very poor mobile phone signal but that is not down to the hotel and could be a plus anyway!

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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Poor service and dreadful food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Star is an historic and famous inn, and I was looking forward to my lunch here. When we went in, there were no customers at all; that should have been a warning to us. We ordered sandwiches and waited for them to arrive. After about 30 minutes they came. The bread was so dry that I could not eat more than a couple of mouthfuls. No one came to ask if our food was ok. I went to the bar and explained the problem. There was no apology, much less any attempt at recompense. I was very disappointed at the level of service and quality of food received at such a well known inn.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“great wedding venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

huge thanks to all the staff who helped make our sons wedding such a success...highly recommended...the ceremony room is the ideal shape and size for up to 60 people....nicely decorated...lots of old world charm...the dinner/dance room is great for around 90 people...staff did a great job all morning of decorating the room...they do it so often they are real professionals ..the manager is brilliant....at organising everyone and everything.....the food was pre chosen from 4 really nice menu choices.... it was hot...very well presented..well done chef!!...on nice white plates..white table cloths white napkins....clean glasses and cutlery.... bar prices..well if i'm honest more than a pub...but not silly....rooms are a bit jaded....but very clean....plenty of towels etc...you pay a premium to stay anywhere in alfriston...so to be expected.....great having an adjacent free car park for wedding guests......if anyone is thinking of getting married here I would really recommend it.....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Jim and Anna in Sussex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed one night over the August bank holiday in the hotel while walking the South Downs Way and had dinner in the bar. The hotel itself is very historic but there is a modern wing at the back where we stayed. Alfriston is full of character and interest and well worth a stay in itself. Our evening meal was very good with efficient service. Breakfast the following day was a bit disappointing, especially with the bread. There is a bakery in the village and an excellent deli and to have had some of their excellent rolls and bread would have added greatly. There was a wedding party going on while we were there with quite a bit of noisy smoking in the area to the back of the hotel and not far from our room. At £125.00 for B&B it was a bit overpriced.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulously attentive staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We choose The Star Inn to host a very private intimate family wedding. The staff were extremely attentive, professional and supportive of the unique and personal way we wanted our wedding to be. In fact nothing was too much trouble and we all had such a fantastic day.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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