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Taking on a twenty-year lease shows
significant commitment, and that
is exactly what the new tenants of
The Star Inn in Geddington, Helen &
Richard Freeman, are giving to the
pub they have always wanted to run.

The couple intends to stay and return
The Star to its previous reputation,
with punters coming to Geddington for
a great meal enjoyed in good company
and pleasant surroundings
Helen has many years of experience
both in the kitchen and behind the
bar, serving as pub relief manager at
a variety of pubs. Richard has run his
own engineering company for over ten
years and will apply all his business
skills to the new family venture.

Steph, their daughter, will be running the bar and
front of house, and both sons, Jonathan and Alex,
are helping out wherever needed.

The pub owners, the Wellington Pub Company, who,
along with the Criterion Asset Management Company,
are part of the Reuben Brothers’ group of companies,
are giving their full backing to the Freeman family
and their management of the free-of-tie pub, and
have indicated their support to improve the exterior
of the building with stone and roof repairs. There are
also plans to resurface the car park and turn part of
it into a decked area garden for families to enjoy the
outside.

Not being tied to one particular brewer, Helen &
Richard are showcasing a range of local beverages,
such as beers and ales from Nene Valley Brewery,
Oakham Ales, Phibbs NBC and Weldon Brewery
alongside rotating guest ales. Steph’s ‘gin gallery’
includes an impressive selection of gins from Warner
Edwards Distillery in Harrington, coffee is roasted
by Well Roasted Coffee in Market Harborough, and
Amps Wine Merchants in Oundle supply all the wines
served at The Star.

Sourcing local suppliers gets equally emphasis when
it comes to the food served at The Star. Local meat
is used in the predominantly traditional pub food,
such as the hand-cut ham, steak, chilli and lasagne
as well as the signature The Star burger, topped
with cheese and bacon in a brioche bun and served
with chips, salad, coleslaw and relish. Home-made
soups, pies with top crust and sausage & mash
dishes change on a daily basis, as does the
delicious cheesecakes.
For a lighter bite you can choose jacket
potatoes, a Ploughman’s or a range of
baguettes and sandwiches on white or brown
bread and served with salad, home-made
coleslaw and chips. Scampi, prawns and
fish also feature on the menu, and there
are daily specials on the board. There are
several options available for vegetarians and
a Children’s Menu as well. Traditional Roast
is served on Sundays.

Future plans for The Star include extending
opening hours to serving teas and coffees
to parents bringing their children to and from
school, to walkers and cyclists, and tourists
wanting afternoon tea. Richard has started
drawing maps of walks from neighbouring
villages to The Star so you can enjoy the
beautiful countryside on foot to and from your
visit to the pub.

At the moment no food is served on Mondays
and Tuesdays and Helen & Richard are
looking for an experienced cook to cover
lunchtime/evening shifts, when the family
takes a break from supplying food. Catering
for business lunches also ranks high on the
agenda, and musical evenings will add to the
atmosphere. Quiz nights take place every
other Tuesday so if you have a charity and
would like a fundraising quiz, please contact
Richard.

The Star Inn is open daily.

Bar Opening Times:
Monday & Tuesday 3-11pm
Wednesday 12noon to 11pm
Thursday to Sunday 12noon to 11.30pm

Food is served:
Wednesday-Friday
12noon until 2.30pm, 6-8.30pm,
Saturday 12noon to 8.30pm,
Sunday 12noon to 5pm.

The Star Inn, Bridge Street, Geddington, NN14 1AD
Tel: 01536 745990 

The Star Inn in Geddington

The Star Inn in Geddington