The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…


That’s right, even though it’s only September, we’re thinking about the dreaded big C already…Christmas.

Everybody’s favourite time of the year is almost upon us, soon we’ll be decking the halls, singing carols and hosting delicious Christmas dinners.

With that in mind, we’re now taking Christmas bookings for the festive period and you can find our menu here. We’ll require a £5 deposit per head, and a pre order in advance to ensure we give you the best experience possible.

Email us here to book your party and keep an eye on our social channels as we’ll soon be releasing our Christmas hours and our New Years Eve plans too!

So, for the best Christmas available – Make sure we’re the only Star you follow!

This Weekend, We’re Two!


This weekend we’re celebrating two years to the day since we reopened!

Over the past two years we’ve been overwhelmed with the huge support from everyone who has visited both from within the village of East Dean and from further away, with hotel guests coming from all around the world.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point, with the uncertainty of reopening at the tail end of Covid we could never have imagined how well received the pub would be, with amazing reviews and awards we’re excited to see what the future holds!

So again, thank you all again and we look forward to celebrating many more birthdays!

Treat Dad This Father’s Day


Father’s Day isn’t far away and this year, the weather is looking good and we’re ready for a great day!

We’re extending our lunchtime hours, serving delicious roasts between 12:00 & 17:00, before music from the amazing Rachel Hawker playing a curated mix of fantastic songs.

We’re hoping the sun is shining and the garden will be full, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

*Please also note that West’s Wood Fair is taking place this weekend, so traffic around East Dean will be heavier than usual*

Our first beer festival!


Last year we hosted our inaugural inter-village tug-of-war and this year we’re going better. We’re hosting our own, organic, beer festival with more competitions, amazing music, and most importantly great beer.

Starting on Friday the 26th and running through til Monday the 29th there’ll be something for everyone including:

Music from:

  • Sammy Sarfas
  • The Caws Brothers
  • Dan Powell

Competitions including:

  • Tug-of-war
  • Pram race
  • Toss the welly

Breweries including:

  • Brewery 288
  • Firebird
  • Greyhound
  • Long Man
  • Gold Mark
  • Flower Pots
  • Cloak & Dagger
  • Gun
  • Langham
  • Fallen Acorn
  • Listers
  • Bowman
  • Irving
  • Southwick
  • Hepworth

It’s free entry all weekend and there are more announcements to come so keep your eyes peeled here to see all things beer festival and we can’t wait to see you!

See in the Coronation of King Charles!


Next month we’ll see the Coronation of the new British Monarch, King Charles, and to celebrate we’re hosting a bottomless brunch!

We’re excited for this one, so join us on Saturday the 6th of May as we’ll be wheeling out the big screen for one of the most monumental days in our lifetime, and celebrating the right way.

For £30 a head you can enjoy:

  • Unlimited Prosecco
  • Bloody Mary’s
  • Cream Teas
  • A cooked breakfast
  • And more!

Tables for this are sure to go quickly so be sure to book now to avoid missing out!

We can’t wait to see you!

Celebrate St Patricks Day at The Star


Are you ready for one of the biggest nights of the year – St Patricks Day?

With live music from Kitten Kaboodle, discounts on some delicious Irish drinks, and a great atmosphere, why would you go anywhere else?

The action gets underway from 18:00, with the music starting at 20:00 and the kitchen open til 21:30, we’ve got everything you need for a great night!

The specials include:

  • Shankys Whip Irish Liquor for one night only
  • Jameson for only £2.50
  • Delicious Baby Guinness on hand
  • Endless pints of Guinness through the night

See you there!

Shining a Spotlight on Svitlana


Last week were delighted to welcome BBC South to the pub to talk to our very own Svitlana.

Moving to the UK last year with her family, she escaped the war in Ukraine, moving into a home in the village hosted by the Holt Farm on the Goodwood Estate and taking a job in our kitchen, quickly becoming an integral member of both the team and the local community.

The interview highlighted just how far she’s come in 12 short months and we’re so happy to have her and to be a part of her life.

Head over to our Instagram or the BBC South website to see the full interviews!

Mothers Day is approaching!


Now we know what you’re thinking, Mothering Sunday seems like an age away, and you’re right – but tables will fill up fast!

With delicious roasts served all day, and live music from Andi B at 16:00, it’s sure to be a fantastic day and the perfect gift for mothers everywhere!

The menu will be released shortly with a few delicious specials just in time for the celebration so keep your eyes peeled and be sure to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To be the first to know about the menu and all of our music acts be sure to follow us on Instagram to never miss a thing.

See you there!

Celebrate Robert Burns Night With Us


“Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”

On the 25th of January we’re celebrating one of the most important poets in the world, Robert Burns’, 226th Birthday.

Famed as the most important Scottish poet, and celebrated worldwide, we’ll be hosting a night of festivities in his honour.

Starting with an extensive themed menu with some expertly paired whiskey, we’ll move on to some, hopefully, awe inspiring bag pipe songs from our landlord Jim who has been practicing since last year!

It’s sure to be a wonderful evening and tickets are sure to sell our so to confirm your attendance please give us a call or drop us an email to book.

See you there!

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!


As we enter another year, we’re delighted to look back at what has been an amazing 12 months.

Our first full year of trading has been truly wonderful, and seeing all of you enjoy the pub again has brought smiles to our faces.

From welcoming old friends including the ITV race team & members of the Coolmore Stud racing stables to embracing the village with our pub quizzes and fantastic live music and we’ve loved every minute!

We’re looking at hosting some amazing events throughout 2023 including:

  • A unique beer festival
  • More live music
  • Quirky quiz nights
  • Delicious Fresh Pizza nights
  • and more!

We can’t wait to unveil more as it happens, welcoming you all through our doors!

So truly, from Jim, Julie & the whole team, thank you for all your support and we hope you’ve had a wonderful holidays!