Left a charred and smoking wreck after a devastating fire, the Star Inn at Harome has welcomed diners back.
The world famous restaurant is being painstakingly restored, and is reopening in phases.
On Saturday (1 October) the dining room opened – and it looks stunning.
“We made it… Slowly but surely we are opening up! The new dining room being the first part of our ‘refurb’,” the Star Inn said on Twitter.
“Thank you to all our guests who dined today, I hope you all enjoyed it.”
Fire ripped through the beautiful, 14th century thatched cottage that is home to the Star in November 2021.
A huge firefighting operation managed to save the building but it completely gutted the roof and caused huge damage to much of the interior.
Work to restore the famous thatched roof began in May.
The dining room will be followed by the rest of the Star reopening.
“We will be fully up and running by mid November, the whole building,” the restaurant said. “Thank you to all the staff amazing job.”
The Star at Harome has won almost every award going, including a Michelin star and Top UK Gastropub.
It was the second blaze at the North Yorkshire restaurant group. In November 2018, a fire at the Star Inn The City in York caused severe damage to the kitchen and roof.