"Went to the Burns Supper last night with some friends. The meal was superb. We could not fault anything. The Haggis was divine and the beef was excellent. The whole evening was brilliant. The staff were lovely and the service was great.Can't think of enough words to praise the event. This pub deserves all the accolades it gets."

"As a party of fifteen,we visited The Star on Saturday evening. The restaurant was very busy but our meals were absolutely delicious, good friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. I speak for my family to say thank you, you never let us down."
Sue and Family

"I always look forward to visiting this beautiful Inn when I'm home visiting family.The food is always superb, and the staff go out of there way to make sure everything is perfect. Thank you so much, and all the best in the New Year."

"Just celebrated husband's birthday there with a large family group - absolutely lovely food and service - great front of house staff - a really warm welcome. Live entertainment too was a real bonus!"

"Thank you so very, very much for the wonderful, tasty and varied buffet you provided on 24th February 2015 for my friends and family. All the staff were helpful, kind and supportive at what was a very difficult time. Nothing was too much: given the circumstances."

"Spent New Year's Eve at the Star. A return visit as the place is superb. The food was fabulous, congratulations to Alex and the amazingly hard working team in the kitchen. The food is all fresh, made on the premises and it shows in the taste: delicious!
The restaurant staff are all friendly, efficient and welcoming. The ambience couldn't be better. If you haven't yet visited the Star you're missing a treat! "

Denise & Andy

"Had a fantastic meal. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Will definately recommend it to friends and will be paying them a further visit soon. Thanks to everyone."
Margaret & Arthur

"Me and my beautiful fiance have just had another spectacular meal here for my birthday. Thankyou so much to nigel for my complimentary champagne I was so overwhelmed and had a tear in my eye, no other resturant would be as kind. The food was as scrummy and tastey as ever i even had a desert. The girls that served us were as helpful as usual. Thank you so so much"
Lisa and Shaun

"What a fantastic place to eat, the food, service and ambiance is outstanding. We do not know any pub serving food that can better The Star Inn. You are a STAR venue "SIMPLY THE BEST". We have to travel from Warrington, but well worth the effort. We only wish we had a Star Inn nearby, nothing can match it! Best Regards, to Nigel and his crew"
Mike & Rosalie Wilde

"I cannot praise this place enough not only is the food amazing but the hospitality of the landlord and the team is outstanding - this is so long overdue but I want to say a huge thank you when we got stranded there one friday evening due to major snow fall - nothing was too much trouble and for those of us with no option of getting home we were offered blankets, drinks and a warm offer of staying - the landlord even left us in the bar when he went to bed - so trustful and a truly genuine gentleman - I tell everyone to go to the star - not only is the food and atmosphere brilliant people like this are rare and deserve recognition and your custom!"

"We have been back again on a damp Thursday night after a way to long period of time, and boy was it worth it. Both me and my lovely wife had the Rib Eye Steak from the specials menu, both of us commented on how wonderful it was especially as we like our steaks "well done". It was the best I have had for a long time. The service from Nigel and his staff was excellent and just right. We finished of with the Pavolva which is huge but oh so tempting."
Garry & Amanda Lee

"We would like thank Nigel and all the staff for making our wedding day on the 5th October 2012 a very special day. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was fantastic and a wonderful time was had by all.
We can highly recommend the Star for any occasion."

Paul & Donna Baxendale

"Just been in the redecoration is just fab, It really makes the bar stand out well done"
David & Sally Robinson

"We had our wedding reception at The Star! Fabulous, everyone loved the food and drink, the friendly staff and the Stables Bar! Wish could do it all again, with the same husband of course!"
Mr & Mrs Higham

"Fantastic!!!! Food was excellent!! Service very good, warm welcome, definatley reccommend. A fabulous evening. Thank You Nigel."

"Myself and wife have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed, the quality is the best and is value for money with a great country pub feel.
Will be back soon."

Mark and Susan

"Had the steak Rossini and it was excellent, not had one better. The service was spot on and the surroundings are comfortable and not over pretentious. We would thoroughly recommend anyone to try the Star."
Garry Lee

"Food is amazing & good value. We have 2 children who are very fussy eaters, they didnt fancy anything off the menu so we asked the chef for something that wasnt on the menu, the chef was happy to do that, the children loved the meal & asked the chef for the recipe which he wrote out for us. We now go whenever we can."
Mr & Mrs Martlew

"Thanks for making my dads 80th birthday such a enjoyable night. The food was great the staff were great wot more can u ask for."

"Just booked again for the Star. Food is second to none, fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. I got my stepson and daughter-in law vouchers for a meal as their xmas present and they were as impressed as we were."
June & Harry

"We took friends here on saturday nite, all had differant of the fantastic menu, we have been be for but our friends hadn't. We all realy had a fabulous nite, fantastic food, great band, lovely waitresses what more could you ask for? best food around by far."
Mr and Mr Appleton

"Thanks to all at the Star for such an enjoyable evening the food was truly amazing and the service second to none definatley one of Lancashire's finest culenary experiences I have ever had. I'll be back for the same again this christmas."
Nick Howcroft

"Hi well what can we say been to The Star, a few times always had a brill time food fantastic wine lovely cant ask for more."
Mr and Mrs Appleton

"went to the star for the elvis tribute food was fantastic, service was top class and elvis just topped the night off, Infact i booked for next saturday with four of my friends, I'd recomend this resturaunt to everybody, well done to all the staff at star."
Nathan Brindle

"Had a superb meal yet again at the Star on saturday night and it was lovely to see Julie there with friends."
Mr and Mrs Newman

"the atmosphere were great and the waitresses were superb i highly recommend this resturaunt and hopefully withh be visiting it in the near future."

"went to the star food was fantastic service was first class what more can i say. This place can do no wrong. Definatly the best place to eat in wigan (roby mill) at the moment, Looking forward to be going back in the near future."
Olivia Holt

"I was landlord at the Star from 1986 to 2000 and it's great to see the old place doing so well and looking so fine. In answer to Dave Marsh's posting the pub was built in 1830 to serve the workers at the tannery opposite, now a row of terraced cottages (Tanpit). We converted the Stables in 1992 and had 3 times National winner Red Rum open it on 4th October 1992. Many years ago that part of the building was a stable and shire horses were stabled there. They were hired out to farmers just to help pull their horses and carts up the steep hill fully laden on their way to Liverpool markets.
During the building of the kitchen a French juggernaut driver reversed into the big car park at the front to ask directions to the Tarmac factory in Appley Bridge. As he was pulling out his rear wheels hit the stone wall parallel to the first car bay. The wall moved about a foot. Luckily we had a stone mason on site building the big fireplace and he repaired the wall. At the time, I had a beard and he carved what was supposed to be my face in to a piece of stone and put it on the side of the wall facing the first bay as a joke. Everyone including my wife knew about this apart from me. Some years later a history teacher brought it to my attention and suggested it was a valuable ancient artifact and I believed him. Only when we left in 2000 did my wife tell me truth.
Hope that gives you a bit more info.
Oh yes, the pub was initially called "The procession of the Lord High Sheriff in 1805" Luckily, they changed it to the Star Inn. Great to see all the compliments above. Best wishes to those at Star"


"A friend recommended your restaurant when I was recently staying in Shevington. We enjoyed it so much that we had lunch there twice even taking a 2 hour walk from Shevington on the second occasion.
I always submit a few photographs to wiganworld Photo-a-Day after my visits but cannot find any historical information re The Star Inn such as age etc... I wonder if you knew anything of the history of the lovely building?"
Dave Marsh

"excellent lunchtime menu, 2 courses £7.95, freshly cooked, lovely brigt restuarant, although some refurbishment still going on this did not distract our attention"
Jane Walker

"Freshly cooked food at very reasonable prices cooked by Marty. Lovely atmosphere and comfortable restaurant supervised by Julie. The Robbie Williams tribute night was superb! I thouroughly recommend it, going tonight actually!!"
Lynne Gray

"we have been here and must say the food is fantastic, went on a whim infact going back tomorrow, everyone is made to feel welcome even with children a deff good find"

"In my view, The Star is one of the best restaurants in Wigan. The welcome is friendly, its menus are imaginative (without being pretentious) and the food is always excellent. I’ve never yet had a meal at The Star that has fallen below my expectations. The Star is a place that takes its food seriously, it shows in the quality of its offerings and I would – and do – recommend the place to anyone that enjoys eating out."

"This resturaunt is by far the best and i cant beat it, now i've gone here i cant go to anyother resturaunts the food is the best, and the kids meals are excellent, fresh and healthy."
Jessica Byron

"My Wife and I have just had a fantastic Valentines Meal at The Star,The setting was Romantic and the food was of a very high standard and well presented,We intend to make this the first visit of many."
Ian Thompson

"My husband and I went to the Star for a meal last Friday - food and service both excellent! Will be visiting again very soon."
Kelly Rudd

"I have visited this warm and friendly pub on many occasions now and i have to say the food and service is fantastic 24/7, the place can do no wrong. See you again very soon"
Phil and Becky

"Food is FANTANTASTIC!! THE BEST AROUND BY FAR. Staff are hard working and friendly nothing is to much trouble. We came home feeling part of the family. Thanks Marti and Julie"
Tim and Rita

"Wonderful food, Great atmosphere, value for money, we all eat there regularly as a family, there is somthing for everyone, well done x"

"My Dad treated me to lunch at the Star Inn. The food was fantastic, full of flavour and cooked to perfection.The staff were very friendly and polite. I'm definately going to visit again with my Fiance and friends."

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