New pair at the helm as village pub re-opens

Geddington, The Star at Geddington under new management l-r Angie Burrows and Geoff White 'Thursday 26th January, 2012

Geddington, The Star at Geddington under new management l-r Angie Burrows and Geoff White 'Thursday 26th January, 2012

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A village pub closed for almost three months has been rescued by a new management team.

The doors of the Star Inn in Geddington had been shut for about 11 weeks before being taken over by couple Geoff White and Ange Burrows.

The pub, on the corner of Queen Street and West Street, is popular with locals and the two are hoping the pub has a bright future with them at the helm.

Mr White said: “The response from local people has been very positive – we’ve had plenty of people coming in since we opened.

“The pub has been given a new lick of paint and the carpets have been cleaned. We used to run the Vane Arms in Sudborough but we left there last year.

“We’ve got 20 years’ experience running pubs – we ran the White Lion up the road last year too.

“The pub needs consistency now and that’s what we will give it – we want to try and turn it back into a community pub.”

Quiz nights are being held at the pub on Tuesdays and Mr White said they were pleased with the success of the inaugural event, with 30 people taking part.

The quiz has been organised to raise money for worthy causes and the management team is looking for charities to donate the proceeds to.

A Sunday lunchtime carvery and themed food nights, including a curry night and a pizza and pasta night, will be introduced in the coming weeks.

The pub will also be offering cream teas during the summer months.

There is a large television in the bar area and this will be used to show live matches from the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine later this year.

The Star Inn has been the stage for community events over the years and Mr White said this would not change, with plans in place to hold the annual beer festival and Trundle.

There are six real ales on sale at all times, supplied by local breweries.

The newly-refurbished dining area is also available to be rented out for small parties, meetings or conferences.

For more information or to book the dining area, visit the pub or call 01536 745990 and ask for Geoff or Ange.