The Star Inn at Harome

Harome, Yorkshire

On the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, this postcard-perfect thatched village pub continues to delight with its Michelin-starred cooking and quirky bedrooms. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, this postcard-perfect thatched village pub continues to delight with its Michelin-starred cooking and quirky bedrooms. ‘Wow, what a wonderful place this is!’ It’s divided into two halves: guests dine in the low-beamed pub with its jolly bar, flagged floors and smart, but unstuffy dining rooms, and sleep across the road in farm buildings converted into characterful bedrooms. With beams and odd shapes, they’re modern-rustic in style, with country-scene wallpapers, chunky furniture and eclectic objects – riding boots, a piano, even a snooker table. ‘We were bowled over by the lovely rooms.’ A hunting lodge-style lounge is the place to ‘sit by the log stove with a whisky from the honesty bar’. But it’s Andrew Pern’s ‘modern Yorkshire’ cooking that is the main event. Championing local produce, he produces flavour-dense dishes of unusual combinations such as black treacle-glazed duck with lovage tortellini, or cod with Hispi cabbage carbonara. ‘Exceptional. Wonderful-tasting dishes, well presented.’ ‘Sensational’ breakfasts are served at a huge table. (Jonathan Rose, and others)

Hotel details

Address

High Street
Harome
Helmsley
Yorkshire
YO62 5JE
England

Telephone

01439 770397

Bedrooms

9. All in Cross House Lodge, opposite, 4 on ground floor.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon lunch, last orders Sun 6 pm.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, cocktail bar, private dining room, alfresco dining (all in main pub), lounge, breakfast/private dining room (in building with bedrooms), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 2-acre garden, restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in lounge, dining room.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 3 bedrooms by arrangement, not in restaurant or pub.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £150–£270. Market menu £20–£25, à la carte £50–£60, tasting menu £85.