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.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Lidgate is St Edmundsbury
last updated 03/12/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)