The Star Inn

“Renowned gastro-pub in prime walking country” - AA Inspector



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On the fringe of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this 14th-century thatched gem sits in an idyllic village surrounded by wonderful walks. Although renowned as a foodie destination, the genuinely pubby bar is worth seeking out. Here both locals and visitors relax with well-kept pints of Two Chefs whilst awaiting the call to dine. Chef-patron Andrew Pern changes his dishes frequently according to seasonal availability. The autumn menu makes interesting reading. Start off with smoked tartare of Harome venison, egg yolk, juniper mayonnaise, house-cured jerky; or Hartlepool natural-smoked haddock ravioli with wholegrain mustard and leek; then dive into the mains. Butter-poached North Sea halibut with frogs' legs Kiev, roast hazelnut, parsnip, wood sorrel; or thyme-roasted fillet of Yorkshire beef with stout and oxtail pie, peppered swede purée, onion gravy and horseradish. Look out for specials and veggie choices.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Star Inn
Phone : 01439 770397


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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