The Star Inn

Market Rd, Great Dunmow, United Kingdom, CM6 9as
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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.

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gay
  • Deli

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.

Cuisine: British, African, All You Can Eat
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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

We held our wedding reception at the star Inn on Thursday 4th July. It was truly amazing! Dean allowed us to bring in a styling team who worked with the already beautiful 2 rooms upstairs and transformed it for us. When we arrived we were greeted with smiling faces from staff who couldn't of been more helpful. We have to say that the staff worked like Trojans for the whole night keeping people's glasses topped up and make sure guests were served food. The food .... wow! We had so many guests of ours say just how lovely the food was. Very tasty and there wasn't anyone that disliked a thing. Being a Thursday the star have an offer on Gins and Vodka which they honoured for us I think the bar may have been drunk dry! The bride is a big Gin lover and was introduced to Pinapple gin, totally amazing! It was a very hot day but this wasn't a problem as guests were able to use the front garden area to cool off and enjoy the evening. Some of the guests also stayed with us in the stables hotel rooms. These are decorated beautifully and was very handy to just roll into bed after a long evenings celebrations. The only downside to some of the rooms directly on the road is the noise from the passing traffic as it was extremely hot we had to have the windows open so was a tad noisy. The breakfast the next morning was delicious and very big. Just what we needed to sort our hangovers! All in all though we had fantastic experience with the Star and it made us so many memories. Would recommend to anyone looking to hold a small function there. Thank you Dean and your team. Kirsty and Nick.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Always look forward to a delicious Sunday roast here followed by the best sticky toffee pudding around Delicious food, excellent service!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Food is delicious. Very friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Great evening as always. Perfect food, service and setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Great experience at the Star for Sunday lunch - Great service and food was very tasty! Could do with some gluten free options for main courses and desserts (or easily adaptable versions) but would highly recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Amazing food, comfortable environment and friendly staff

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

We always enjoy coming to the Star for food and drinks. Such lovely, friendly staff and the food is always outstanding.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

We met for a family birthday lunch and the venue, food and service were perfect. A range of tastes and appetites catered for in a lovely location. Flavours and presentation of the food excellent. I’ll be happy to recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Disappointing..... Booked for breakfast for my wife’s birthday (a Sunday). The waitress was unfortunate to have found herself alone on shift, with 4-6 tables to attend. I was promised toast, that never turned up! We ended up getting up to leave before the plates had been cleared as it took so long. The waitress apologied for the delay. When I mentioned to her about the missing toast, she seemed unphased - no apology or recognition of error. For a restaurant with so much potential, it was a really disappointing experience

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Very good as always

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Stunning food great service

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Lovely meal enjoyed by everyone and nice that we weren’t rushed. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

We had a group of 13 people so we hired the Oak room. This is a fantastic setting for a private room, lots of space, lounge area and a music docking station to create your own ambience. Great Service from the staff, very attentive efficient and there for all our needs. Quality & presentation of food was great. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

As always... amazing!!! cant fault anything and will be back again

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Wonderful food and service. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Had a large party for as birthday meal and they managed to seat 22 people together in a fantastic room. The starters were amazing the mains were good and the deserts were also amazing and the staff were very good considering there was another party as well as our own. Had an amazing night and rate The Star Inn and their staff highly.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Enjoyed the food, service very good, but found the background music loud and intrusive

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Lovely food in a welcoming, relaxed, lovely restaurant. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

A nice meal, a little disappointed with the Special Burger and the steak had quite a lot of fat in it.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Love it here. Have had consistently good experiences.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

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.

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