The star Inn
Northumberland NE65 7DG
We took over The Star Inn in August 2019 from Anne Dunn, who together with her late husband Robert, ran the pub for 46 years.
We are now settling into Harbottle and would like to wish Anne the very best of wishes for her retirement, and to thank her for all of her help and support during the purchase process.
Although we have broad business experience, we are new to running a pub. We were both ready to do something different that we could do together, a lifestyle business we could build up. Born and raised in the North East, we left the area to work and live in Peterborough for 15 years, returning to Northumberland in 2015. We are proud to call Northumberland our home and enjoy country living and the great outdoors.
When we heard The Star was up for sale, we were interested. We could see its potential in a lovely area and wanted to do something special with it. As we looked into things in more detail, it was not about us buying any old pub, it was about us buying this pub. It has been quite a journey over the last 18 months to get us to this point but we have lots of ideas that will need to be worked through now that we are living here.
Our aim is to keep the pub open as any development work can be done in phases, and we will try to minimise the disruption to our neighbours. We need to find our feet and have a lot to learn but love the area and are very much looking forward to our next chapter living and working in Harbottle.
Thank you to everyone who has made us feel very welcome, and if you have not met us yet, do pop in and say hello! Phil, Karen and Fern
Tel: 01669 650221