The Star Inn... Rusper
For a small village, Rusper has a couple of decent pubs and The Star is one of them. Originally built in 1486, always a pub, it has now expanded into neighbouring cottages. There is a priest hole [a small passage for Catholic priests to hide during the reign of Elizabeth I] in one corner of the pub that leads on to the roof, a large inglenook fireplace .... and a wishing well. Lots of history then...!
Cosy wood-beamed bar areas with old carpenter's planes displayed. Beers served are Greene King Abbot Ale, Fullers London Pride and Shepherd Neame Spitfire. Wide range of food. No garden but there is a paved patio area.
How to get there
Rusper is approximately 5-6 miles north of Horsham. It's not on a main road but you can get there on country lanes from the Capel A24 roundabout.
Take Rusper road past Littlehaven station. After the station, straight ahead at next roundabout to the A264 north bypass. Straight over the bypass roundabout [can be busy]. Follow this road up a steep hill [it's all downhill on the way back] for 2.8 miles [4.5 km] to Rusper itself. The Star pub is at the T-junction on the right.
Suggested cycling routes from here
Explore the small, quiet country lanes between Horsham and Dorking. Try the Six Bells at Newdigate on the way to Brockham, which has a typical village green atmosphere. Not many hills .... ideal for that Sunday afternoon cycle ride..
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Food very good, lovely old pub, very friendly.
This is a fine gastro pub. The Specials board is impressive as is the food. Reasonably priced. Great relaxed service. We will be going again.
Excellent food, drink, service and atmosphere. This pub is always busy because everyone seems to love it!
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