The Star Inn of Weaverthorpe in Malton is one of the most picturesque spots for traditional British dining that you’re likely to come across in North Yorkshire. This a a family-run pub and restaurant close to Castle Howard and Wolds Lavender Farm, and one that foodies as well as casual diners just love. From the new and improved menu you can expect duck breast, pork belly, giant Yorkshire pudding, as well as British classics like fish or scampi and chips. Every dish is homemade to order and produce, you can be assured, is always fresh. This is a little gem of Weaverthorpe and what British dining is all about.
We were a party of six adults booked in at 14.30 for Sunday lunch. Julien duly served us with drinks followed quickly by taking our order. A range of starters - from tomato soup (which a spoon could be stood up) to pate and cured meats arrived - super! Just got the taste buds going. Our mains covered roasts of beef, lamb and pork plus a salmon filet - together with all the trimmings. The meats were superbly cooked, with plenty on the plate, and lots of flavour. We could have pushed for desserts but would probably have made ourselves slightly uncomfortable!! Service was good and we all had thoroughly enjoyable Sunday lunch. Definitely will be returning.
Lovely atmosphere with log fire roaring nearby. Plenty of outside parking to the rear of the hotel. Lovely variety of food on offer. Food was fabulous and reasonably priced. Very friendly service.
Friday evening at The Star is lively and buzzing. We are a party of four and our reserved table was ready for us. We are shown straight to it. Our waitress returns to take our aperitif orders - which are quickly fulfilled. Most tables are filled with diners. We know that all hot food is freshly cooked so there is a slight delay between our food order being taken and actually arriving in front of us. That said when our food does arrive it is hot and delicious. There is a fairly extensive range of wines with quite a few available by the glass. By the time we finish our main course we are all replete, with no room for any puds. Shame! This is a place which, because of its popularity (especially on Fridays and weekends), you need to reserve a table. I would be surprised if you are disappointed with either the fare you are presented with your hosts!