Star Inn17 Church Street
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Reopened 12th April. Monday to Thursday 4pm to 10.30pm Friday 4pm to 11pm Saturday 12 to 11.00pm Sunday 12 to 10.30pm Bar bites menu only, no takeaways or deliveries. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org Garden only seats 40 people so bookings will be limited. Please arrive within 10 mins of your booking time. From May 17th will be switching back to walk in based system rather than bookings, other than for special occasions and Sunday lunchtimes. Bookings will be taken over the phone or in person from May 17th.
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The Star became a beerhouse soon after 1830, but parts of the building are older. It has a small, separate public bar at the front, with the main rooms of the pub to the side. Between the dark oak beams of the ceiling hang hundreds of pubs clips. Behind the narrow bar is a patio with smoking area and a separate lounge (The Garden Room) with deep sofas. Dogs are welcome in here. Up to nine real ales and six or more ciders and perries are available, and regular beer festivals are held at Easter and Halloween. Sunday is quiz night and there is folk music on Mondays. May stay open later on Friday and Saturday if busy. The Star is especially renowned for its selection of ciders and perries, with around six from an ever changing range, sourced by the landlord directly from the National Cider Farm in Sussex. Notably, the Star usually stocks a draft mead. In Summer 2017 the Stable Cider Bar was opened in the garden which serves a different range of ciders together with a single real ale. This bar is open Thursday to Sunday. A dedicated cider bar opens into the lounge as well as the garden. The pub has won many CAMRA and other awards for cider and perry.