Lidgate StarReal Ale
The Street, CB8 9PP
grid reference TL 722 577
opened 16th Cent
owner Free Houseemail us
- Tue-Wed: 1700-2300
- Thu-Sat: 1200-2300
- Sun: 1200-1700
- Wed: 1700-2100
- Thu-Sat: 1200-2100
- Sun: 1200-1600
- Thursday night is pie night.
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Lidgate is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 24/03/2017
The Star Inn is the quintessential 16th Century English pub with its large log fires, oak beams, real ales and its warm, welcoming atmosphere.
In October 2011, seven local residents formed a village consortium and are now the proud owners of this award-winning Free house (previously Greene King).
The 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. Ales are served through ancient Lady Pumps; the Star is one of only two pubs in the country with these.
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)