Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Seven Stars

I am always happy to get a good pub restaurant recommendation from our local friends. There are so many places in and around our village that we are spoilt for choice. Some of the places I have picked at random have been amazing, though some haven't been the best. The financial climate has resulted in many places being sadly, forced to close. I was intrigued when a friend told me about The Seven Stars in the village of Dinton. Faced with the possibility of closure, which would leave the village without a pub, some locals rallied together, bought the freehold and saved The Seven Stars. The managers who run the pub have created a lovely setting to either sit at the bar and have a quiet ale or have a meal in a simple but elegant dining room. It will be very pleasant in the beer garden if and when the weather finally warms up!

The Seven Stars, Dinton

Staff were friendly and attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. The Fizz and Chips special of two serves of Fish and Chips with two glasses of Prosecco (available on Tuesdays and Fridays) looked popular with other diners in the light and airy restaurant.

Pub Restaurant

I chose the King Prawn and Chorizo linguine with peppers and chilli. It was no problem to serve without the peppers, which I cannot eat, as everything is made to order. This is available as a starter £7.50 or a main £12.95...I got the main though the starter would have been plenty. The dish was delicious, chock full of big prawns and chorizo with just the right amount of kick from the chilli.


My husband, being a fan of a good pie, ordered the Steak and Kidney Pie £13.95, which he got stuck into before I could take a photo. He reluctantly put down his fork and snapped a quick pic before devouring it. The pie top was a light and crispy rectangle placed on top and the filling was divine. He let me have a tiny morsel and the meat melted in my mouth. He declared it to be a magnificent pie! The veggies that came with it were good too!

Pie of the day

We had a lovely, relaxed lunch and were served top quality food. The menu has something for everyone and is very reasonably priced, especially when you consider the quality of the produce used and the skill of the chef in the kitchen. We had a nice chat with the Manageress, Stephanie as we left. She is French and the French flair certainly shows in the restaurant and in the menu. We will be back, I am looking forward to trying the Crayfish, lime and spring onion risotto I spied at another table.

The Seven Stars
Stars Lane
HP17 8UL
01296 749000

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