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..
The Star Inn There are 7 customer reviews with an average rating of
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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!
Lovely country pub with quality food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Been there recently, three times in groups of three, so have tasted and seen a fair selection, although only a tiny proportion of the extensive menu. All excellent! As good as any top quality restaurant. Will definitely be going back again and again.
Beautiful country pub. We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed our lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. He enjoyed a leek and haddock bake while I had the best mussels I've ever tasted. Will definitely eat there again.
We had lunch here at a Sunday lunchtime but had not booked. They managed to fit our party in at the last minute and unexpectedly. The food was some of the best we have had anywhere. It really made the day for us. The staff were friendly too. Thank you.
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