Andrew Pern’s name is synonymous with that of his pub, The Star Inn at Harome, acquired in 1996 and consistently appearing on a host of awards lists for its hospitality and Andrew’s cooking ever since, including a Michelin star regained in 2014. The loyal following for Andrew’s highly seasonal and instinctively ‘local’ food has placed this picturesque North Yorkshire Moors village pub, with its boutique 9-bedroomed hotel, firmly on the destination location map and it is a particular favourite of industry professionals who consistently vote The Star Inn one of the top restaurants north of London.
With two acclaimed books, ‘Black Pudding and Foie Gras’ and ‘Loose Birds and Game’, to his credit, Andrew is also a regular contributor to a number of publications, as well as a popular ‘performer’ at local food festivals. In 2011 he found the time to take part in BBC2’s ‘Great British Menu’, progressing to the Finals and just narrowly missing out on getting his Celebration of Yorkshire Rhubarb onto the Banquet Menu, and he has also appeared in an episode of the ‘Hairy Bikers’ beating the biking duo in a ‘cook-off’ held at The Star!
Autumn 2013 saw the opening of ‘The Star Inn The City’ in York, a Brasserie-style all-day dining concept offering food from breakfast to lunches, afternoon teas to full-blown dinners on the banks of the River Ouse. The food and beverage offering is the showcase for Yorkshire produce set in the amazing surroundings of the Museum Gardens. The new restaurant is aiming high and it is already establishing itself as a ‘must-eat’ destination in this historic city.