Welcome to The Star InnA traditional country pub in the Northumberland National Park
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The Star Inn was built as a coaching inn over 200 years ago, and similarly to many other properties in the village, was built using sandstone from the ruins of nearby Harbottle Castle. The pub is steeped in history and would have once been used by drovers crossing the Anglo-Scottish border just a few miles away in The Cheviot Hills.
Today, the pub is a popular village local in a peaceful, stunning area of Coquetdale within the Northumberland National Park and International Dark Sky Park. It has a small shop and pizzeria, and sells local beers, gins, soft drinks, quality bean-to-cup coffees, teas, hot chocolate, ice cream, pies and cakes. The pub is dog-friendly and welcomes walkers, cyclists, bikers and families in an area very well placed for relaxing or exploring the great outdoors. There is courtyard seating next to the wood fired pizzeria and a shop at the rear of the pub which sells a good range of essential items, newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, fresh and frozen food, crisps, snacks and sweets. The shop is also an official Information Point for the Northumberland National Park with leaflets, maps and books of the area.
The pub was taken over in August 2019 by new owners, Phil and Karen, who have started some of the refurbishments and are currently extending its facilities, whilst continuing with many of the local traditions and fundraising activities.