The Seven Stars
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Seven Stars is a hugely popular haven for everyone from families and well-behaved dogs to country walkers and cyclists. On arrival we admired the attractive architecture that linked the original building to the barn and modern dining area. We were welcomed into the warmth of the large bar, which is stocked with Badger beer, wine and flavoursome Rocket Espresso to please even the most discerning coffee drinkers.
We relaxed in the beautiful dining room and sipped chilled sauvignon blanc as we marvelled at the menu, which has an array of options for vegetarians, vegans, meat-lovers and gluten-free diets, as well as smaller portions for those with less of an appetite. To start, I couldn’t resist a steaming bowl of soup with a warm crusty baton, while my partner opted for rabbit and cured pork terrine with Melba toast and pickled blackberries. We followed with rich, creamy homity pie encased in buttery pastry with a herb crumb top, and a trio of flavoursome game sausages with creamy mash and Badger ale gravy. For dessert, I enjoyed a rich chocolate and coconut torte – a delicious addition to the pub’s vegan offering – while my partner savoured glorious coffee and walnut panna cotta topped with caramelised walnuts. We’ll definitely be returning to enjoy a lazy summer lunch on the flower-bedecked patio, or perhaps sample a Sunday roast complete with unlimited Yorkshire puddings and rich gravy.