LAST UPDATED:  22 July 2014 at 6:01pm

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This much-lauded gastropub is the kind of place where you'll want to cosy up by the roaring fire in winter - but it makes an equally idyllic spot for a summer do, too.


The food is top-notch and chef Andrew Pern will design you a bespoke menu - tuck into the best of it in the dramatic timber beamed Wheelhouse.

Ceremony capacity: 70; Plate cost per head: £75;

LAST UPDATED:  13 June 2013 at 3:18pm

A regular in the restaurant review pages, The Star Inn is everything a gastropub should be - all low-beamed ceilings and cosy corners, set in a pretty village and serving brilliant grub.

Oh, and the gorgeous thatched roof doesn't hurt, either. Civil ceremonies can be held across the road in the restaurant's hotel, Cross House Lodge. The stone walls are crying out to be bathed in candlelight for a winter wedding, or celebrate in a marquee in the summer.

Ceremony capacity: 40; Packages per person: £75

The Star Inn; 01439 770397;