Get your GOAT at The Star

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The GOAT summer pop-up is coming to The Star, Witley

Stop the search for the perfect summer spot, The Star gastropub in Surrey is launching an al fresco pop-up that promises to be nothing but the GOAT.

Firing up in collaboration with Cabrito Goat Meat – a multi award-winning, ethical meat company on a mission to put all the billy goats born into the UK dairy system back into the food chain – The Star’s GOAT pop-up will be serving up delicious, sustainable dishes in the picturesque country pub’s expansive south-facing garden and terrace all summer long.

All your satiating street food favourites are getting the GOAT treatment – from melt-in-the-mouth burgers to moreish tacos and poutines packing a punch. The Star’s chef owners Jamie Dobbin and James Lyon Shaw (whose independent pub group Brucan Pubs was hailed the ‘undeniable winner’ of Best Food Offer at the Publican Awards 2023) are using every morsel of Cabrito’s 100% British goat meat, produced from a sustainable farming system, to its greatest potential.

Settle into your sun-soaked spot and choose between: the Nanny Mac burger with double patty smash; a single patty Billy the Kid burger with American cheese; Pulled Goat Shoulder tacos with red cabbage slaw and chimichurri; and comforting Curry Goat poutine.

Jazzed up jackfruit options are also coming in hot for those who want the GOAT experience without actually, well, eating goat, including the Gone Goat burger with meat-free patties, Spiced Jackfruit tacos and Jackfruit poutine.

Launching on Saturday 10th June, The Star’s GOAT pop-up will run from 12pm till 6pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. The ultimate way to get your goat.

New English head

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Joseph Allen joins King Edward’s Witley in September as the new Head of English

A graduate of the University of Lancaster, Mr Allen has previously been Head of English at Reading Blue Coat School and St Swithun’s, Winchester, among other appointments in the maintained and independent sector.

The position at King Edward’s Witley will see Mr Allen assume teaching responsibilities for pupils studying for English as part of their GCSE, A-level and IB examinations, across a number of year groups.

Commenting on his upcoming position as Head of English, Mr Allen said, “I’m excited to be joining a school where English teaching already enjoys a position of strength, where I can play a pivotal role in driving the department further forward and make a genuine difference in terms of further stretching and challenging the most able pupils both in and out of the classroom.”

Mr Allen will be living on site at the school, joined by his wife, young son and Purdy the cat!