Michelin-starred pub and restaurant to re-open after devastating fire

A North Yorkshire Michelin-starred restaurant will re-open next month nearly a year after it was wrecked in a suspected arson attack.

The Star Inn, a 14th century pub, in Harome, was gutted in the blaze on 24 November 2021.

It will partially re-open on 1 October. Owner Andrew Pern told the BBC: “Hopefully, for us the re-opening will have a feel-good factor and people will have missed us.

“We have been out of the catering world for a year, it’s been like our third lockdown. It has been a long time. [The damage] was very extensive.”

The property has required specialist restoration due to its grade II-listed status. The newest side of the building, which was not as badly impacted by the fire, will re-open first with works on the rest of the venue expected to be finished by December.

The Star Inn has held a Michelin star for most of chef Andrew Pern’s tenure. It was only the second pub in the UK to be awarded a Michelin star. Pern lost the star in 2011 before working to regain it – eventually succeeding in 2015.

Pern is also the managing director of restaurants in York and Whitby.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service previously said it believed the Star Inn fire was ignited deliberately.

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