The Star Inn... Rusper

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OS Map : Landranger 187 · Map reference TQ 206 372


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.

The Star Inn

How to get there

By car
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..

Other pubs near here

Try the Plough - also in Rusper. The Royal Oak is only a mile or two from Rusper village. The Holmbush Inn in Faygate is also close.

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The Star Inn There are 5 customer reviews with an average rating of 4.8000 out of 5.0

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Mary Mills · 25-July-2013

4Score Score 4

Food very good, lovely old pub, very friendly.

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Geoff Fitsall · 28-February-2013

5Score Score 5

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.

Duncan Hanwell · 21-November-2012

5Score Score 5

Excellent food, drink, service and atmosphere. This pub is always busy because everyone seems to love it!

P. Lee · 29-September-2012

5Score Score 5

Lovely country pub with quality food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Mark Eaton · 25-August-2012

5Score Score 5

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.


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