Star could twinkle at awards

StarRP190872''Star Inn, Sancton - Ben and Lindsey Cox
StarRP190872''Star Inn, Sancton - Ben and Lindsey Cox

A RESTAURANT is in line for another top gong having been named as a finalist in the White Rose Awards.

The Star at Sancton is among 94 other businesses from across the entire county to have been shortlisted for the coveted annual awards that celebrate what is great about Yorkshire.

There are 16 categories in total, with The Star being entered for the restaurant of the year.

It sits alongside other top-class establishments including Melton’s in York.

The Star is no stranger to success after picking up the Remarkable Pub award in the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award (REYTA) earlier this year, as well as finishing runner up in the Remarkable Food category.

Run by Ben and Lindsey Cox, they took the bold step last year to make major changes to The Star to breathe new life into the 300-year-old village pub.

They created a new bar area and a restaurant capable of accommodating 80 diners.

Lindsey said: “We knew we had been nominated because we got a letter.

“The restaurant category is always a tough one so it’s lovely to be shortlisted and it would be great if we could win it.

“We won the REYTA pub award and it would be nice to get recognition for the restaurant side of it as well.

“The last year has been manic, it’s been really busy and a sharp learning curve for us all.

“We have been eight years now and I do think we deserve it because we all work so hard.”

The award ceremony will be held at Doncaster Racecourse in October, when the winners will be announced.