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The Star Tavern, Belgravia, SW1

6 Belgrave Mews West
SW1
SW1X 8HT
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Will Larter left this review about The Star Tavern

I had been looking forward to visiting the Star Tavern for the first time, as it is a Camra Heritage Pub; as soon as I walked in the door I realised I had been here before, with one of my Luton Town mates who was into ticking these pubs with historic interiors in the years prior to his death in 2013. Our visit had been in the days before I started writing down details of my pub outings, never mind writing reviews, so my memory was hazy - but I recognised the set up of the bar counter, against the right wall on entering. There are two sets of hand pumps, with Gales HSB on one of two near the door, the other three further on with London Pride and ESB, plus a guest from Twickenham brewery. There is a lounge to the left, through an arch in front of the bar, and a further arch leads through from that to a smaller lounge to the rear. - both rooms have fireplaces. There was no background music, but there was a friendly, convivial atmosphere and it was a pleasure to enjoy the surroundings and remember my friend. The beer was in good condition, too.

On 2nd February 2022 - rating: 8
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Tris C left this review about The Star Tavern

On approach, I too thought I was about to enter the German embassy in an area of huge houses with prices too high to contemplate; I think this place might be Michael Bloomberg’s local when he’s in town, but it has certainly seen its fair share of film stars and criminals, such as the Great Train Robbers, though having recently been relieved of £6.50 for a pint at the Alfred Tennyson round the corner, the criminals have obviously relocated.
A first in here the other night, lured in as it’s a grade II-listed pub, on CAMRA’s inventory of pubs with historic interiors, this being of Some Regional Importance and what a treat; pictures can be seen on both CAMRA’s and the pub’s website. There’s a great spray of hanging basket flowers outside, the interior having a bar area that near smacks you in the face on entry, then one room split into two to the left, both delineated by wooden archways and no longer carpeted but now with attractive kilims to a lacquered floor; there are two fireplaces, which hopefully will be used come colder months. The walls are painted burgundy to the dado then magnolia with a white Anaglypta ceiling. There are swag curtains and lighting from brass chandeliers with brass and glass sconces, designed to look like they were converted from gas use; candles burned on the mantelpieces. Furniture is fairly conventional with some banquettes to the front and rear with sunflowers in little bottles on tables, along with menus. Décor comes by way of framed Victorian prints to the walls, along with some gilded mirrors. In all, it’s like drinking in a gentlemen’s club, but with board games if desired; customers seemed normal. There appears to be a very smart dining/function room upstairs and lavs are swanky.
The kindly and friendly bar staff presided over Fuller’s ales, but Dark Star’s Hophead was on at the bargain price of £5.00, easily the ‘cheapest’ pint of my seven-stop Belgravia survey.
This is a great pub, making for a fine triple with the Nag’s Head and Grenadier.

On 29th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Star Tavern

Not obvious as you wander around,tucked away but this Fuller's tied house is well worth a visit and a great example of a mews pub.
You enter into a short corridor with the three sided bar to the right serving a front section with a large collection of GBG's,and a rear snug with Members Only inscribed in the glass partition.This small snug is full of bar stools and regulars.To the left is a lounge area with a decent fireplace and dining type tables extending back into the building.Up a flight of stairs is the Library,a dining area that can be hired but I didn't investigate.
The food is from a short Fuller's menu with small plates £6,Sandwiches with chips £8,a median Main at £13 and some daily specials which all sounded good.
Thankfully Fullers have not gone corporate with the interior,there is a lot of wood panelling,no flatscreens nor muzak and chatter rules the waves.Wonderfully authentic with Thomas Crapper wash hand basins in the gents.
The Great Train robbers were meant to have planned their heist in here and it does feel like toffs and crims could easily have rubbed shoulders in here in the past.Thankfully being hidden away keeps any tourist throng to a minimum and it does have a boozer atmosphere.
The bar supports 5 handpumps with on my trip Fullers London Pride,ESB,Seafarers,Dark Star Sunburst (NBSS 3.5) and a guest in Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter.The long standing GBG entry is fully justified and I would very happily return to this fine pub.

On 4th November 2019 - rating: 8
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 15% - last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Live Music : Yes - Jazz every other Sun aft - last updated 02 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Major events in upstairs room - last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 May 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 October 2015 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
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