Star Inn owner "bemused" at lost Michelin star

By Jo Bruce

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The Star Inn at Harome has lost its Michelin star of eight years
The Star Inn at Harome has lost its Michelin star of eight years
The owner of the pub which today lost the Michelin star it has held for eight years has described himself as "bemused" by the news.

The Star Inn at Harome, North Yorkshire; had their Michelin star deleted​ in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2011.

Andrew and Jacquie Pern's Star Inn and the Olive Branch in Clipsham, Rutland, were the second pubs to achieve Michelin stars in 2002, following the Stagg in Titley in 2001.

Andrew Pern said: “We are obviously extremely disappointed about the loss of our Michelin star status. Having held a star from 2002 to 2010 and having only recently been voted the UK's Top Gastropub, we consider that our food is of a consistently high standard and we are slightly bemused at the news.

“Obviously, it would be good to regain our star and for the present we will continue to try to look after our loyal customer base as best we can and thank those who have already contacted us to express their support.”

The Olive Branch retains its Michelin Star in this year's guide, one of 10 pubs to hold the accolade in 2011.

Jo Bruce is PubChef editor at BigHospitality's sister publication, The Morning Advertiser​.

Read advice here from the director of the Michelin Guides on how to regain lost Michelin stars.

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