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The Star Inn

Renowned gastro-pub in prime walking country

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Functions catered

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 North Sea halibut with lovage, home-preserved wild garlic 'capers', cured egg yolk, cultured Longley Farm sour cream, Garforth Hatchery caviar, and crumpets; or Bransdale-shot treacle-glazed grouse with spiced damson and red cabbage purée, gamekeeper's bonbon and gatherings of autumn; then dive into the mains. Fillet of Fadmoor-reared veal, cooked over charcoal, sticky cheek, salt-baked carrots, lardo and garden kale, and sauce Bougogne; or pan-roasted wild turbot with a little North Sea lobster, morteau and chestnut mushroom pie, nutmeg spinach, and shellfish au poivre. Look out for specials and veggie choices.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6.30-11 (Monday 6.30-11 Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 11.30-2, Sunday 12-6
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Black Sheep, Cropton Two Chefs
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press, Ampleforth Abbey

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

From Helmsley take A170 towards Kirkbymoorside 0.5 mile. Turn right for Harome

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