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Lidgate Star



Real Ale

The Street, CB8 9PP

01638 500275

grid reference TL 722 577

opened 16th Cent

owner Free House

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pub is on the regional inventory

opening hours:

  • Tue-Wed: 1700-2300
  • Thu-Sat: 1200-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1700

food times:

  • Wed: 1700-2100
  • Thu-Sat: 1200-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1600
  • Thursday night is pie night.
(Times last updated 18/06/2015)

listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Lidgate is St Edmundsbury
last updated 14/07/2015

The Star Inn is the quintessential 16th Century English pub with its large log fires, oak beams, real ales and its warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Since October 2011 seven local residents have formed a village consortium and are now the proud owners of this award-winning Free house (previously Greene King).

The new Free House status has enabled the owners to offer a range of real ales with a focus on local East Anglian brewers. The ever-popular Woodforde’s Wherry is a permanent fixture with two further guest ales offering plenty of choice for the beer enthusiast.

The consortium plans to enhance their Catalan style cuisine using locally sourced produce wherever possible. A new tapas menu has already proved very popular.

Accommodation and an on-site brewery are also planned.

The Star has a fascinating history, The building was constructed at the time of the Spanish Armada and is a late example of a hall house. The bar is situated in what was the open hall. First run as a "Beer House" in the 19th Century, when it acquired its name. Today it is a Grade II listed building in a conservation area, and boasts beautiful bressemer beams, carved oak beams in an old English style.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)