Smaller groups of up to ten people can be accommodated within The Star Inn's mural-painted Private Dining Room upstairs in the eaves of the thatch or on the ‘Kitchen Table’ for 7 to 8 people.
For larger groups, we offer a number of options at Cross House Lodge, just across the road, especially when all 9 bedrooms are booked for the evening of the celebration or event. This allows for the Lodge’s communal areas and groups to be ‘taken over’, creating an intimate ‘Country House’ atmosphere with the added luxury of Michelin-starred food, a fantastic wine cellar and knowledgeable, friendly front of house service!
At Cross House Lodge, the Wheelhouse with its spectacular beamed roof is without doubt a star. The Wheelhouse serves as the Lodge’s own private dining room and is also licensed for Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies.
It’s sectional King Arthuresque table magically transforms into the ceremony table and then retransforms into a single table seating up to 20 or two to four smaller tables for wedding breakfasts and larger celebrations of up to 40 people – or into a ‘Boardroom’ table for corporate meetings.
The Lodge also has considerable outdoor space, including a private terrace ideal for reception drinks in warmer weather and this, in turn, overlooks a sizeable lawned area, suitable for marquees with a capacity of up to 200 people. All food preparation for weddings and events is carried out in The Star Inn restaurant kitchens and, whilst we can make lots of suggestions for your menus, final details can be discussed with our Head Chef.
The interior of the Hotel has a shooting lodge-style lounge with a two-sided central fireplace, where guests can relax indoors and this opens on to The Wheelhouse. The atmosphere at Cross House Lodge is extra special at Christmastime, when the Star Inn elves decorate the lounge and dining areas with festive foliage and trees with twinkling lights.
Vouchers are available in denominations of £10, £20, £50 and £100. Copies of Andrew Pern’s award- winning cookbooks, ‘Black Pudding & Foie Gras’ and ‘Loose Birds & Game’ can also be purchased from the restaurant. Please telephone us during office hours to purchase either vouchers or books, both of which can be sent by post.