The Star Inn at Sulgrave can be found along Manor Road in rural Northamptonshire. Sulgrave is about 5 miles north of Brackley, and dates as far back as the Bronze Age, so it’s definitely worth visiting this beautiful village whether you live near or far to see the picturesque scenery then visit the 16th-century traditional country pub.
The heritage of this charming restaurant is clear when you first enter, as it’s decorated in an elegantly rustic style with plenty of oak beams, solid pub-style wooden bar and stone flagged floor with delightfully mismatched wooden chairs accompanying vintage tables. The specials are displayed on chalkboards, giving a real homely feel to the space.
Every dish is prepared with love and care at the Star Inn, from soul-feeding puddings to mouth-wateringly good Sunday roasts, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. The menus are seasonal, to make the most of local produce so everything is as beautiful and fresh as possible. To start with, go for a hot bacon and goat’s cheese salad, or a pair of pan seared pigeon breasts with a spiced ale jus. The fresh fish is always popular, from traditional battered fish with chips and peas to smoked haddock and Applewood Cheddar fish cakes. The meaty mains are always popular, try the comforting bangers and mash with onion gravy or the venison steak chargrilled and accompanied by a red wine and mushroom gravy with potatoes Dauphinoise. For delicious vegetarian options, go for the warm beetroot and goat’s cheese tart or the daily special etched onto the whiteboard, just ask one of the friendly members of staff for what’s on offer today.
Keep an eye out for the weekly special nights, such as fish and chips night on Tuesdays, or the mixed grill specials on Fridays, as they’re always popular and have a great atmosphere, as the loyal local clientele show how good the food is by returning week after week.
For fantastically traditional British pub food in a welcoming environment, look no further than the Star Inn at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire.