Mill End, Thaxted, Uttlesford, CM6 2LT
A public house since the 15th century, The Star is a stylish establishment and a valued part of the local food and drink scene. The team has recently overseen a fabulous renovation, which has filled the venue with contemporary charm while showcasing its original features. Filled throughout the week with people enjoying casual drinks and beautiful food, the pub has won over visitors with a professional yet relaxed approach to service. The à la carte features a tantalising array of dishes that change regularly. You might start with a homemade rillettes of pork paired with fresh bread, or an intriguing dish of teriyaki frog’s legs. Perhaps follow on with one of the seafood specials such as lobster and crab soufflé, or a classic serving of moules marinières with moreish hand-cut chips. The seasonal desserts must be tried; cooler nights might see you relish apple and rhubarb crumble, while a creamy parfait with coconut and white chocolate offers a refreshing finale to a warm summer evening. As an attractive pub situated in a stunning historic area, The Star is favoured by walkers exploring the region. Fortunately, the Rambler’s food menu is ideal for those popping by, and features warming favourites such as croque monsieur and open-toasted sandwiches with wholesome toppings. Whatever your reason for a trip around Thatxed, make sure you stop by.