Lunch is served between 12.00-3.00pm Tuesday's to Saturday's and 12.00-6.00pm on Sunday's.
Dinner is served between 6.00-10.00pm. We are closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Swimming Pool
- Dogs Welcome
About The Star Inn
Here at The Star Inn we have combined the charm of an old English setting with an atmosphere that is calm and relaxed. We are the perfect venue for couples who fancy a quiet night out, to family get together's on a Sunday afternoon.
Our menu showcases great cuts of local meat, with a choice of our own recipe rubs and marinades to choose from.
Not a meat lover? Don't worry we always a have a great selection of fresh fish dishes along with vegetarian options on our menu.
Lovely food in a welcoming, relaxed, lovely restaurant. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
Website and menu ask customers to ask for " our fabulous Specials or Vegan Menu". When we asked for the specials, we were told there weren't any although there have been on previous visits. Without specials the menu is standard pub grub and not the image the restaurant appears to be promoting. We told the waitress that, if we had known we would not have booked and would not come again. She did not offer any other option. Later we asked if it was possible to have anything off the dinner menu and she went away to check and said we could. This should have been offered when we first complained. The meal we eventually had was excellent and it is a pity that we had to fight for it.
A nice meal, a little disappointed with the Special Burger and the steak had quite a lot of fat in it.
Superb service and whole experience thank you! It was my mum and dad's 50th wedding anniversary celebrations and I do not think we could have bettered it!
We came for Sunday lunch which fell far below your usual standard of food. My wife and I had the "Herb crust cod" which was very poor - even the chipos were not fresh. Whilst Lucy is a massive credit to you we did suffer from one surly waitress which is not good. Finally having an 89 year old lady with us the toilets are important and they are poor - twice there has been a light not working in one of them and they are tiny and, remarkably, you don't have a disabled loo alternative. So unfortunately having been three timesa recently, including Christmas day, and buying £50 voucher from you as a gift we doubt we will come again.
Had a 60th birthday here in one of the private function rooms. Had an excellent evening and were well looked after by the staff . The manager Dean was very helpful to us in planning the evening and overall it was faultless
Love it here. Have had consistently good experiences.
Celebrating my sons 21st here, there was a couple of issues with lack of staff and the sound system not working, lack of communication between manager Dean sexton and his staff..as after paying £10 on each bottle for corkage we opened and poured to our guests to begin with. My sons stay for the night was his gift from his Nan...but unfortunately the room was freezing for him and his girlfriend..this was the best room in the house. And breakfast was horrible..to which they had to go to the kitchen for themselves. Upon discussing these issues with Dean via emails..the reply was in brief “thank you for pointing all this out, we now see the boiler wasn’t working and the extra blankets were missing from all the rooms, we have new leads for the sound system and I should’ve told my staff to open and serve your guests your alcohol” or and “sorry please don’t judge us badly on that!” To which my family, friends and myself were stunned that there was no good Will gesture nothing. I used to work here many years ago and it was run by people who made sure the checks were done and if a customer wasn’t happy they would be made happy! This has gone very much down hill. The management clearly has lost touch with customer service skills and not effectively showing staff what they should be doing. Money grabbing place without putting customers first at all. I have now seen plenty of trip advisor reviews here and have seen that it’s not only us that had the same experience. I will see that the owners and social media know of the emails I received as this place needs to sharpen its act up to maintain the beautiful place that it is. On the plus...the food was lovely and the staff were polite. I do not hold them responsible for any of this.
The Star is on my list for repeat visits
Everything was lovely, I wish there were more people using the restaurant ...
Vey nice reataurant, food was exceptional.. lovely experience as always ..
Will definitely go again. Staff were excellent.
Extremely attentive service without being intrusive. Good food would definitely return
Food was very good and the prices were extremely reasonable for quality of food. Book Sunday lunch after 1pm, more people, we were the only ones there for at least 45 mins 12.20 booking.
We went to The Star Inn for Christmas Day as a party of 9 altogether including 4 children. Wow what a great experience it was from start to finish. The service, food and atmosphere was fantastic. We had a lovely table and had it all afternoon long. All of the party enjoyed the afternoon and food. The children were made really welcome and at ease. Thanks for the great day and will be booking again.
We go to the Star regularly and find it to have a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The team are always so welcoming! Our last visit was for Christmas day and was a really fun afternoon! Thanks as always
Second Christmas Day visiting The Starr and food was sublime - even better than the first year which was excellent. The service was great, friendly and nothing too much trouble. Everyone had a lovely time and would recommend to anyone wishing a stress free day and going out on Christmas Day especially with teenagers! Thank you Dean and Staff for an enjoyable and memorable Christmas Day.
Lovely as ever
Outstanding meal, outstanding service, having an 89 year old frequent loo user with us meant it was a great pity the light was not working in the loo! - and please get rid of those awful high backed bench seats you have put in the conservatory room. Everything about them is wrong!
Been living around Dunmow for a few years but first time at the Star. Food was excellent and the staff very attentive. Great value for money and have already recommended to friends. Top marks !!
Was a very enjoyable evening very good food service very good will definitely return
Great all round service.
It’s turned into a bit of a traditional that as a family we have a pre Christmas meal somewhere and for the last two years that has been The Star. Through out the year the food is great and often a starter or two is more than enough. The meatfree options are fabulous! Staff should be treasure as they are excellent and I’m sure other restaurants would like to tempt them away. Excellent restaurant which I will continue to recommend.
1st time at The Star Inn for me for a Christmas tribute night for our works do . Wasn’t disappointed.... A fab night .... keep up the good work guys