The Star Inn at Waldron, ambience, history, location




The public house is woven into the fabric of English society. A place to drink and eat, it provides the essentials as well as a vital place for socialising, connecting with neighbours and even informal business talks. Today, that small, highly personal feel of the village hub is still very much in evidence at The Star Inn. With a history as a public house spanning over 450 years, The Star Inn is both perfectly placed and well used to serving the community.

The Saxon for ‘woody ground’ gives Waldron its name. The woods which flank the pub – Oxpasture Wood, Workhouse Wood and Mill Wood – reveal much about the uses of the land and surrounding areas in past times. The census returns tell us of Waldron’s very modest population growth, the boom years in the early 1800s and – common to most rural areas – the migration of people to the cities in the later 1800s. Idyllically rural, quiet and retaining a compelling, timeless feel, Waldron is an English village of note.

Historical records of 1851 show names of lodgers and servants at The Star Inn and chart its owners and staff. An entirely traditional building with open fires, knotty wood floors, heavy beams and wonderful knick-knacks, visitors will feel both intrigued and impressed. The mangle alone constitutes one of the many fascinating conversation pieces.

Outside, children can gaze at the sheep in the adjacent field, play hide and seek in the extensive gardens then join the rest of the family for a satisfying, healthy meal. Pay us a visit at lambing season when everyone is seduced by the playful babies and their watchful mothers.

A focal point of the community, The Star Inn provides food of the highest quality, entertainment – from music and dance to friendly competitions – and service which customers both appreciate and recommend.