Welcome to the Lidgate Star

A friendly welcome

Welcome to the Lidgate Star

A friendly welcome

Welcome to the Lidgate Star

A Pub for the Community

NEXT BEER FESTIVAL : 25-28 July 2024

BAR STAFF WANTED : We are currently looking for full-time and part-time bar staff. Please e-mail star@lidgatestar.co.uk.


The Lidgate Star is a beautiful historic pub in the Suffolk countryside, around seven miles from Newmarket. We are primarily a wet-led pub which offers frequent events such as ‘meet the brewer’, history talks, real ale festivals, tap takeovers and community events.

Our home-made pizzas are served every weekday evening and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s more information on our food page.

In April 2024, we won the CAMRA branch pub of the season award, hopefully the first of many awards!

We have an extensive range of beers (over 150), wines, spirits, soft drinks and bar snacks. We’re open from 16:00 until 23:00 from Mondays to Fridays and from 12.00 until 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. We don’t close early if it’s quiet, so you’re guaranteed a drink if you arrive before 23:00! We’re also dog friendly, so you can bring your dog into the pub. Cyclists, walkers, children and indeed everyone are welcome in the Star.

If you’re a group who wants to use the pub during the day on Mondays to Fridays, maybe a walking group, cycling group, friends or a community group, then let us know. We can open up just for your group and provide food and drink as required.

We now have a bar billiards table and we are joining the local leagues [NB – table temporarily unavailable, new one available soon!!]. You can play any time, but if you come along on any Wednesday evening between 19:00 and 22:30 we have some practice nights where you can meet new people, it doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself a near professional player or whether you don’t even know the rules. It’s about having fun and you’d be most welcome.

We have regular events (over 15 every month), please e-mail star@lidgatestar.co.uk if you would like to receive our weekly e-mail with what’s happening at the Star.

We also have a WhatsApp group for customers, please e-mail us and we’ll send you the joining link.

West Suffolk

The Local Area

The Lidgate Star is located in a beautiful village in West Suffolk, with plenty of walking and cycling routes available. Explore the local villages with their historic churches, a medieval packhorse bridge and visit the castle site in Lidgate itself.

You can stay on-site with the two lodges at the rear of the pub which are operated by Outdoor Inns.

The Lidgate Star

The pub is open from 16:00 to 23:00 on Mondays to Fridays and from 12:00 to 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Food is served from 18:30 until 22:00 on Mondays to Fridays and from 12:00 until 22:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

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The Lidgate Star, The Street, Lidgate, Suffolk, CB8 9PP


01638 500275

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