Star Inn re-opens after norovirus outbreak

By Jo Bruce

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Star Inn: re-opened
Star Inn: re-opened
The Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, near Helmsley, in North Yorkshire, has re-opened following an outbreak of the norovirus. The Star Inn, run...

The Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, near Helmsley, in North Yorkshire, has re-opened following an outbreak of the norovirus.

The Star Inn, run by Andrew and Jacquie Pern, closed voluntarily last Monday (3 November) and re-opened yesterday (9 November).

The outbreak affected 80 diners and several members of staff, who suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea, from 18-28 October.

The Health Protection Agency and Ryedale District Council agreed to a request to re-open the pub yesterday.

"While the restaurant was closed, thorough and effective cleaning procedures have been implemented.

"The restaurant has also applied enhanced cleaning control measures after a thorough risk assessment was carried out by our environmental health team and the North Humber Health Protection Unit," said Ryedale District Council's principle environmental health officer.

There is still an ongoing investigation into the cause of the outbreak.

Earlier this year, Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, was also hit by the norovirus.

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