Festive Dining at The Star Inn

Whether it’s a family get-together, friends celebrating, or a staff party, come to The Star Inn for a fabulous evening with delicious foods, fine wines and local ales!

Our roaring fires and ancient walls bathed in candlelight are the perfect festive dream …

A choice of charming dining areas

Choose to Dine in our Main Lounge Area’s (maximum numbers of 10 people) or hire one of our three beautiful Private Dining Rooms and celebrate in style:-

The Library

This is a quaint and comfortable room located on the ground floor and can seat up to 15 guests on one main table. The room has a feature fireplace and large picture windows which make the room bright and airy by day and with its soft lighting – a cosy and intimate venue by night.

Heritage Room

Located upstairs in the oldest part of the building, dating back over 800 years, the Heritage Room certainly offers charm and character. The feature fireplace is a key focal point along with original Tudor-style beamed ceilings and walls. This room can seat up to 26-30 guests on one main table.

The Capella

This is the largest of our function spaces which can accommodate 30-100 guests and is situated on the ground floor. It has exposed character beams and a warm traditional atmosphere. With its built in dance floor & optional private bar, it is the ideal setting for any larger celebration.

Please see our Festive Dining Menu below prepared by our talented Head Chef and his dedicated team, a menu full of traditional favourites, modern dishes and exquisite desserts - locally sourced where possible and prepared from quality ingredients.
So, what are you waiting for?

How to Book your Festive Dining


  • Festive Dining is a Pre-Ordered Menu
  • Menu Runs from 1st Dec - 23rd Dec
  • £10.00 Deposit Per Person Required to Secure Booking
  • Booking in Advance Essential

For full information on our Festive Dining options, please contact Grace in our Events Team on 01323 870 495, Option 2.

Festive Dining Menu

Newhaven Moules Mariniere with Star Inn Crusty Bread

Roasted Celeriac & Apple Soup served with Homemade Bread & Butter (V)

Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto topped with Toasted Pine Nuts & Dressed Rocket (V) (GF)

Duck Liver Parfait served with Charred Orange Segments, Pear & Apple Chutney & Toasted Brioche


Succulent Turkey, Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pigs in Blankets, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce & Gravy

Pan Fried Sea Bream, New Potatoes, Clams, Mussels, Samphire & Lemon & Dill Cream Sauce (GF)

Sussex Pork Belly, Black Pudding Mash, Savoury Cabbage, Roasted Carrots & Jus (GF)

Pumpkin, Spinach & Ricotta Pithivier, Chestnut Mushroom Cream Sauce & Charred Tenderstem Broccoli (V)

Christmas Pudding, Brandy Butter & Double Cream

White Chocolate & Cranberry Bread and Butter Pudding served with Vanilla Custard (V)

Toffee Apple Crumble served with Cinnamon Ice Cream (V)

Selection of British Cheeses with Quince, Grapes & Crackers (V)

(V) = Vegetarian Dish (GF)= Gluten Free

2 Courses £21.95 | 3 Courses £26.95

Please inform us of any dietary requirements before your event.