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£7 - £39
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Bar, British, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely Sunday lunch with friends. Ordered the roast platter which was very good, with plenty of food. The service is very good, thank you Archie! Will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great homemade vegan burgers. Yummy hand cut chips and friendly service. Great atmosphere and clean bathrooms. Lovely decor. Pricey but good quality.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

We really enjoyed our meal at this attractive wine bar like pub. The food was really well thought out with several different flavours making up the dishes. I had the kedgeree scotch egg and the monkfish curry, both lovely and original. Staff were friendly and...attentive but nicely informal. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Managed to fit us in at the last minute which was a miracle as they’re always busy. Great friendly service, lovely food, Sunday lunch was really great. Nice beer selection and wine menu.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Hi James Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind comments, which are very much appreciated - our Sunday Roasts are certainly as popular as ever. We are pleased you enjoyed your roast and hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

a delicious lunch in a lovely setting. The seafood Risotto starter was stunning and plentiful. Service was very good. Only space for 3 cars in the small car park at the rear but parking is available in the high street. Loved it so much I’m...going back again 3 days later!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2024

Hi Jilly Many thanks for your lovely review, kind comments and loyalty. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Team Star

Reviewed 23 January 2024

Came on Saturday 23rd September 2023 for a birthday meal. My friend had booked and initially, we were placed at a table next to the bar, but it was a cacophony of noise so we asked to be moved and they were able to swap...our table with a table reserved for diners arriving after us. Service was quite slow and food was pretty standard and the staff were apologetic. May have been a bad night, but maybe better to book midweek.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review as all feedback is important to us whether it is good or bad. We apologise that you felt you visit last September did not meet your expectations. If you read some of the...More

Reviewed 29 October 2023

Had a very lovely evening. Archie G did an amazing job, very friendly very helpful. The drinks were top draw and the food was even better. 100% recommend to anyone in the area. As an ex hospitality manager I very much enjoyed the service from...all the staff, they were all so lovely. Even if ur not in Ingy… still a great destination to visit with top vibes and a fantastic Sunday roastMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind comments, which I will pass onto the team. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes Team Star x

Reviewed 18 August 2023

Some buddies and I enjoyed a fabulous Sunday roast dinner here. The beef was excellent - probably the best I’ve ever eaten, and we were reliably informed that it is locally sourced. The vegetables were plentiful and varied. All in all, it was a lovely...dinner with great waiting-staff and service, and reasonably priced. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Star Inn to anybody who enjoys good food in a comfortable setting. There is a lovely, welcoming ambience, and to have pre-dinner cocktails in a cute garden with its very own cocktail-van was an added treat. I can’t wait to come back! 😀More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Hi Debs Many thanks for the lovely review and kind comments, they mean a lot to the team. Best wishes Team Star x

Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Been here a number of times now and every time the service, food and drink has been impeccable. We’ve been tapas nights, Sunday lunches and the odd midweek dinner; each time we have been greeted with warm hospitality and cold pints. Can’t get enough of...Chris’ roasts so will be coming back for plenty more. By far the best pub in Ingatestone and could even argue Essex.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for the review and kind comments - they are very much appreciated. Best wishes Team Star x

Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Another fantastic evening at this lovely pub - a great selection of spirits, beers and wines. You won’t find anywhere that serves better in the area. As for the food, the chefs food is amazing - beautifully presented, imaginative and tastes fantastic. The Friday night...tapas menu is just delicious. We also went a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday - managed to fit us in as we hadn’t booked and the roast was the best I have had (don’t tell the OH as he does a pretty good one! ). Quality of the meat was just wonderful and on both occasions the service was excellent - if you haven’t been you should try it - can’t be beaten in the area!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Dear Pauline Many thanks for the lovely review and your kind comments. Our Friday night Tapas and Steak Nights are very popular. Best wishes Team Star x

Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

The last few reviews are a load of rubbish, food is always fab as is the staff and an unmatched atmosphere! The best pub in the area for food and drink perfect for any social occasion with friends or family! Amazing pub you couldn’t ask...for any more from your local ❤️More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Hi Grace Thank you so much for your lovely review and sorry it has token us so long to reply. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you again very soon. Regards Team Star x

Reviewed 26 July 2023

Don't bother, service was awful and the food came up completely wrong and after it was corrected it was average at best

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

I was really disappointed today. I have given a 2 because I usually go with a group of girlfriends and have a really good experience. Today was absolutely terrible and deserves a 1. We arrived with an infant and instantly felt unwelcome. She’s quiet, tidy...and well behaved but I think the person seating us expected otherwise. He sat us down, put the menus on the table and walked off. We heard another table order a child’s meal which wasn’t on the menu, we tracked him down and asked the question, he mentioned two items. We looked at the menu and it was fairly limited and we ordered the burger. It was finely ground, hard and cooked right through. I have to assume it was frozen. It was really truly awful. As we were sitting there waiting for someone to clear our table we heard the man who seated us telling another table all of the specials available, he didn’t mention anything about these to us. It was so frustrating and disappointing, their meals looked lovely when they came! My husband had to go to the bar to pay because we were left for ages. We then went to ravens for a dessert instead. So disappointing! A completely different experience as a family than a trip there with adults only. If families or young children aren’t welcome then this should be made clearer!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Fantastic lunch (as always). Best starter - burrata & heritage tomatoes with pesto and Parma ham - I’ve had in a long time. Thoroughly recommend this beautiful gastro-pub for lunch, dinner, or just drinks. Setting is wonderful, food amazing and staff very attentive.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2023

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind comments, which are very much appreciated. Our new Menu is certainly very popular! We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes Team Star

Reviewed 22 June 2023

Excellent night out for family birthdays, food was superb and a very relaxed atmosphere. Our party of six was well looked after by the attentive staff.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Andrea Ince, Marketing at The Star Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2023

Dear Mark Thank you so much for your kind review - it is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes Team Star

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