What’s on and where, near The Star Inn

If you love walking (alone, with friends or with dogs) cycling, golf, flora, fauna and National Trust properties all within a few square miles, then the Star Inn is an ideal launch-pad and great place to take a well-earned break.

Golfers – with driving range and superb nine-hole golf course five minutes’ walk away, Tickenham Golf Club is an ideal venue to learn the game and improve skills.

There are also courses at nearby Clevedon Golf Club, Bristol and Clifton Golf Club and Long Ashton Golf Club. The Star Inn has negotiated special rates when you stay half or full Board – we book – you simply stay and play!

The Star Inn is a perfect for cyclists to refuel. With bracing rides from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare or along the family-friendly Strawberry Line stretching from Yatton to Cheddar there’s amazing routes to pick and choose whether you fancy yourself fit enough for the Tour de France or just getting to grips with gears.

Walkers will find a maze of highways and byways to stroll and hike before or after a lovely pub lunch at The Star.

The nearby Causeway with its 11th Century Norman church is a floating, undulating ancient track edged by rhynes through flat, open moorland. The moors are Sites of Special Scientific Interest with around a dozen species of flora and fauna including the rare Great Silver Water Beetle.

A must for views is the picturesque climb to Cadbury Camp; a Bronze Age circular seven-acre archaeological treasure that’s given up long-lost spears and axe heads.

For those who want to step a little closer to the past there’s historic 14th Century Clevedon Court once visited by poets Tennyson and Thackeray who strolled around the striking 18th Century terraced gardens.

Explore the unique display of Eltonware pottery and fascinating collection of Nailsea glass – the town was once the fourth largest glass provider in the UK and powerhouse of the industrial revolution.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clevedon-court

Clevedon Pier is the only fully intact, Grade 1 Listed pier in the country which has been beautifully restored and set to receive a multi-million pound visitor centre by 2015. Built in 1867 this elegant construction cost a mere £10,000 and took 60 men 18 months to build.

www.clevedonpier.com

A few miles towards Nailsea is the spectacular Victorian Gothic pile, Tyntesfield House owned by the National Trust with sweeping gardens created by William Gibbs who built his fortune on bird manure.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

For families there’s Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm – a very hands-on zoo spread over 500 acres with giraffes, lions, elephants, monkeys, snakes and birds plus cuddly farm animals and vast play areas.

www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk

Oakham Farm – Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately-owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK. It has become an award-winning major attraction to take you down an uplifting trip down memory lane.

www.oakhamtreasures.co.uk