The past and present of our traditional English pub


Present Day

The Star Inn has undergone a number of recent changes to help to ensure that the pub can continue to provide both old and new regulars and visitors with a traditional country pub experience, offering a variety of selected real ales, beers and wines complemented with a high quality, home-cooked menu which we aim to change on a regular basis. We pride ourselves on cooking with the freshest ingredients available and wherever possible with locally sourced produce.

The cottage offers high quality overnight accommodation with evening meals available on request. The rooms have all been recently renovated to an extremely high standard to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable stay possible. Please visit the accommodation page to find out more.

We have undertaken a few small gardening projects to maximise the outdoor area. So far this year we have hosted a number of classic car events, a mini music ‘festival-in-a-day’, numerous outdoor bands and Morris. During the summer we staged the start and finish line for the Folkestone Rotary Club’s Channel 50 Charity Bike Ride with over 300 entrants and in September, we fed and watered over 60 participants in the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club’s Romney Marsh Run for pre-1915 veteran or flat-tank motorcycles. For further information visit www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk

The garden area provides overflow parking but is also available for private hire events; please contact us for more information.


The building dates back to the late 15th Century as thatched farm dwelling, with the earliest sale document dated 1542 when the property was sold for £18. In 1711 the property passed to Anthony Jessup, a farmer and brewer who had moved to the Marsh from nearby Ashford. In the same year Jessup registered the building as an ale house and was granted an ale and cider licence, however it was not until 1732 that the house became The Star.

During the latter half of the 18th and early 19th Centuries The Star provided shelter for shepherds and their sheep during the lambing season.

In the early 20th Century Noel Coward rented The Star Inn cottage whilst looking for a house to buy. It was during his stay that Coward became acquainted with Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, who lived nearby and is buried in the churchyard opposite. It is believed that Coward wrote his first successful play whilst staying in the cottage.

What’s On At The Star Inn

quiz nights, band nights, entertainment and tribute acts