The Jackdaw and Star is located on Homerton High street near Clapton's main street, Chatsworth road. Local designer, Lady Ray styled the interior taking influence from the name of the pub and highlighting the beautiful central bar to create a space that is equally suited to drinking, dining and socialising.
The venue retains the look and atmosphere of a traditional pub, so there is a heavy focus on great drinks with lots of locally sourced products. Plans are also afoot for a micro-brewery in the cellar, so you can get your own taste of The Star. This latest pub joins The Star of Bethnal Green, The Star of Kings and The Star by Hackney Downs in the growing brand of Electric Star Pubs.
Andi Oliver (BBC Neneh and Andi dish it up, The Kitchen Cabinet R4, Food Glorious Food ITV,The Birdcage) and Kelly Miles (General manager, Lots Rd,The Roebuck,The Birdcage) are two friends who have worked together over four years delivering feasts of epic proportions, intimate dinners, pop-up banquets, weddings and parties.
"We call it Guerilla cooking! SUGARSHACK is our brainchild and was born this summer at Hackney wick. We rub lamb and pork shoulder with our unique blend of spices then smoke it for 8-10 hours in Tallulah the Sugarshack smoker who burns our specialized blend of apple,maple,alder and almond wood for a sweet nutty finish. We then pack it into a toasted sugarshack stack with gorgeous greens,succulent tomato,refreshing summer slaw and our roast garlic and avocado dressings. It’s a club sandwich the like of which you've never had before and we are bringing Tallulah and the Sugarshack magic to Homerton! We are so thrilled to be embarking upon a brand new adventure alongside Rob Star and his team at The Jackdaw and Star, the menu is expanding to deliver exciting innovative food bursting with flavour and appealing to everyone!"