Starr Hotel

A Historic Restaurant with rooms in Great Dunmow, Essex

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Market Place, Dunmow
Great Dunmow

Starr Hotel, Great Dunmow

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Accommodation Description:

The Starr first opened its doors in the 16th century as a coaching inn on the Suffolk to London route. In the courtyard, we have converted the old stable block into an eight room Hotel, all with en-suite bathrooms and free WIFI. The Starr is only 10 minutes’ drive from Stansted airport making it the ideal place for that overnight stop or short break.

Please note our restaurant is closed on Sunday evening and Mondays but has full breakfast service on these days.

In its coaching days travellers would stop overnight and any prisoner being transported to London would be kept in the holding cell that to this day is still in the cellar. Breakfast is served in the restaurant where you sit, surrounded by the exposed oak beams of the old Inn. At lunch time you can enjoy a full bar menu in front of an open fire or our lunch time restaurant menu.

In the evening after a glass of wine from our extensive wine list you can choose from our famous fine dining or new brasserie menu. Our dedicated team of chefs uses only the finest, freshest ingredients on a daily basis to produce our delicious menus. Jamie Oliver honed his skills in our kitchen before going to Westminster catering college.

The Starr also has two function rooms for private events or business use that can cater for between 12 and 40 people. Whatever your requirements, the Starr’s helpful staff can arrange the rooms to suit all occasions. The Starr is situated at the end of the old market place just off the high street with its many varied and interesting shops, ideal for a stroll before lunch.

Being only eight miles from the M11 in the Essex countryside we are an ideal base for exploring many local places of interest. From The Roman ruins of Colchester (once the capital of England) to Charles ll's palace at Audley End, the surrounding country side is a treasure trove of historic buildings. Latest check-in time 9pm.

3 star rating

From: £95.00

Room Facilities
Wireless internet connection
Trouser press
Ironing board
Internet access
Hypoallergenic pillows
Direct dial phone
Desk with lamp
Colour television



Business Facilities

Dining Facilities
We opened The Starr in 1980 and have earned a wide reputation for good food and wine served in friendly surroundings by a team of people who care. The restaurant is open six days a week, only closing on Sunday evening and all day Monday. We are open all year round including Christmas.

Breakfast (Full cooked)
Breakfast (Continental)

Child Facilities

Pet Policy
No pets

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