The Seven Stars
Situated in the village of Winsley, The Seven Stars extends a warm welcome to all who step inside its historic walls. Whether you swing by for a swift drink with friends or are lingering a little longer over a bite to eat, you’re sure to have an enjoyable time, thanks to the stylish interior and friendly service. The pub proved the perfect escape on the day we visited; though wet and windy outside, inside was cosy and buzzing with customers who’d also braved the weather.
From the lunch menu I chose the chef’s creamy cauliflower and vanilla soup of the day, while my partner opted for braised pork and smoked venison terrine served with bread and salad. Such well-executed starters set the standard high for the rest of the meal, and we were not to be disappointed. The pan-seared goat’s cheese and pumpkin risotto had a kick of sweetness from the caramelised red onion chutney, which paired well with the rich flavours of the cheese and pumpkin. My partner’s choice of the griddled Star burger with Gruyère cheese and bacon jam was just as delicious and similarly generous in portion size. Decadent desserts rounded the meal off well. The beautiful, simply presented dishes stand testament to the talent of the head chef.
After our excellent experience, I have a feeling The Seven Stars has two new regulars.