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The Star

$$ - $$$, British,
Market Square, Petworth GU28 0AH, England
+44 1798 342569
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Petworth GU28 0AH, England
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This pub is one of those hidden gems that makes you feel so lucky to live in the area. The bar is clean and tidy yet relaxed, they have a good selection of real ales besides all the usual drink options. They also provide a...More

1  Thank singingstooge
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Petworth at 1.30pm on a Sunday afternoon as we spotted a rare town centre parking space and were hungry. Asking if a table was available at the obviously busy Star we were warmly welcomed inside. The service was faultless, the roast dinner...More

2  Thank Blodwin56
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Called in on Monday for lunch bite and made to feel very welcome by both the waiter and waitress. Ordered the wild boar and apple sausage baguette and fish finger baguette. The large baguettes both arrived with a basket of fries and substantial green salad....More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Came in Monday for lunch, gotta say really enjoyed ourselves. Hadn't been before but was recommend by a friend. Even though they were really busy, our waiter Charlie did a smashing job as did Ian the chef, I imagine they were rushed off their feet!...More

Thank wendyphilipsx
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Dropped by for lunch. Warm and friendly welcome from the young staff who seemed genuinely enthused with the place. Decided that the weather was good enough to sit out and ordered up the monkfish scampi. Came on a wooden board with peeled shrimps, a nice...More

1  Thank Bearair52
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Stopped in Petworth and found this charming pub/ restaurant. Helpful and attentive staff. It was very busy when we sat down with all tables occupied but the staff apologised there would be a wait as the kitchen was busy. We were not in a hurry...More

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Ate today in The Star, great food in a very clean friendly pub. Nothing too much trouble for Aime the manager, Felix the bartender and Will and Phoebe doing the serving. Very good location in the centre of Petworth being a short walk to Petworth...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We wanted lunch before "doing" Petworth House one Saturday and after a quick inspection of a few of the eateries decided on this place. It didn't look by any means inexpensive but compared with some of the other joints in the picturesque little town it...More

1  Thank SJMachrihanish
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Lovely location and we called in on the off chance. The staff very kindly fitted us in despite not booking. Set Sunday menu was lovely . Lovely food, lovely people

1  Thank Gill H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Star is under new management which has a tuff act to follow as the service and food here has in the past always been great, sadly after eating here twice recently and both times having to return the food ild say its now poor,although...More

1  Thank Paul_LesleyGT123456
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Jon W
18 February 2016|
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Can you tell me about parking
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Response from Pea1923 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry never heard of it!!
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Response from Chelsea_Blue2013 | Reviewed this property |
Best to go on-line and review menu which I know changes daily as they source their ingredients locally according to the season. Always worth a ring and find out what 'specials' they have on the day - ask for Chris or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Petworth GU28 0AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Petworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 342569
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Centrally located in the heart of Petworth town, The Star is a historic lovely pub, serving amazing food and drink 7 days a week, your home from home where you can relax, unwind and socialise. Run by an award winning team of committed passionate caring individuals we take huge pride in what we serve. Our drinks include award winning draft beers, wonderful wines from across the world, an amazing selection of gins as well as handmade cocktails. All our food is freshly prepared by the best chefs in Petworth, locally sourced where possible using seasonal ingredients and cooked to order. Every week our special menu changes and our a la carte has many firm favourites. We are famous for our Sunday roasts serving the best cuts of meat; beef, lamb, pork and chicken with all the trimmings. Planning a special celebration? A dinner, buffet, hog roast we are at your service. During the week we bring you special events with our live music most Saturdays from 930pm in the bar.
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