The Star Inn 1744
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Sitting on the village green in the beautiful rural village of Thrussington, The Star Inn is an old pub (hence the ‘1744’ in its name) with a modern, luxurious interior. It’s been comprehensively and lavishly refitted and now comprises a laid-back, cosy bar area, leading up to a slightly more formal-feeling dining room. The extensive regeneration extends to its nine ensuite bedrooms.
The Star is a traditional village pub – a very professionally run one. It plays to its strengths – and to local customer expectations. Classic dishes, using high quality ingredients and cooked very nicely, are the order of the day, alongside a seasonal a la carte menu that’s available from Thursday to Saturday. On our visit it was steak night, and the fillet steaks we enjoyed – one with peppercorn sauce and the other with Stilton sauce – were top quality. These were high quality pieces of beef, beautifully cooked. Service was good, too – as was the locally brewed, perfectly kept cask beer from Leicester’s Framework Brewery.
This is a village pub that clearly likes to do things well. It’s polished – all rough edges have been removed – and the delivery is good.
By Matt Wright, founder & editor-in-chief