Proving the old ways are the best, The Seven Stars is a quintessential English country pub in a quaint setting dating back to the early 16th century with great homemade food, real ales, and wine. The ambience is inviting friendly and warm thanks to the nature of the staff and the open fire that greets you.
There are pictures of The Seven Stars hanging in the bar the pub of the changes over the years.
One picture is of reverence to Ben Jonson 1572 – 1637 the first poet laureate once lived at nearby Swains Farm and was a close friend of William Shakespeare both famed for drinking bouts in various taverns. Jonson visited Shakespeare houses and there is every reason to suppose that Shakespeare made trips to Johnson abode at Swains Farm which is a mile away from The Seven Stars and was certainly in existence at that time.
There is an inscription which has been carefully preserved on the wall in the bar reads as follows:
‘’Gentleman, you are welcome
To sit down for your ease,
Pay what you call for
And drink what you please”
William Eades 1637
The pub was also a favourite of Donald Campbell the British speed record breaker who broke eight absolute world speed records on water and on land in the 1950s and 1960s in the bluebird. He lived in Abbotts in Leigh.
At the Seven Stars, we pride ourselves on great honest pub grub and to achieve this our excellent kitchen team use top-quality, local produce wherever possible. Our talented young Chef, Mátè, has designed our menus to include a whole host of seasonal delights incorporating them into true classic British meals, some with an exciting cultural twist. With as many dishes as possible freshly prepared and homemade on-site, our kitchen team work extremely hard to maintain an outstanding level of quality and variety which shines through our menus.
As a member of SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers), our local ales will not disappoint. With popular favourites such as Ranmore and Shere Drop from Surrey Hills Brewery in Dorking, along with the UK’s leading ale London Pride there’s a refreshing selection to please everyone. You will often find another guest ale from other local and micro brewers such as Pilgrim Brewery in Reigate or Dorking Brewery based over in Capel. Not an ale drinker? Not to worry, our wide range of drinks will be sure to impress.
At the Seven Stars we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and to be able to achieve this we have collated a fantastic team of attentive and well-trained staff who retain the highest level of customer service and various other skills that enable them to perform their roles throughout the pub to the best of their abilities.