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The Star Inn, Bishop's Stortford Town, Bishop's Stortford

7 Bridge Street
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2JU
Phone: 01279654211
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Aqualung . left this review about The Star Inn

This is an old town centre pub. Inside the bar is immediately in front of you and the single room stretches down on the right to a patio. On the left there was a TV screen showing a load of horses running around. The single room has a fairly low ceiling with old beams and a wooden floor.
The bar has just three hand pumps with two of the options from the Marston stable, These were Revisionist West Coast IPA, Wychwood Bountiful and Wolf Granny Wouldn't Like It. I went for the West Coast (£3.35) which was in good nick. I was offered a card for one of these drink n pints and get one free schemes but I would have appreciated it more if they had mentioned the 20% CAMRA discount posted on What Pub.
Despite the limited beer selection I thought this pub was OK and would happily return if only to claim the CAMRA discount!

On 24th August 2015 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Star Inn

This mid 17th Century Town Centre pub looks quite enticing from the outside and whilst it doesn’t fully deliver the goods, it is probably worth a quick pint even if just to have a quick peek at the more interesting aspects of its interior

The central bar has two extended flanks, both containing a few architectural relics although the pub has undergone a modernish refurbishment and not all the features are displayed to their best. The worst aspects are probably the wonderful old fireplaces which have have horrible tacky fake flames that really belong in a Poundland.

The middle section of the left hand flank contains a fine vaulted ceiling with several beams and pillars although I would question as to how much is original and how much is reproduction although there are plenty of off centre walls and low sagging ceilings to give the pub’s age some authenticity. There is a small beer garden/patio thatc ontatins the original water pump and a small car park that stands on the site of the old stables.

For a Saturday night the pub was very quiet and there were no signs of any impending live bands, discos, karaokes or other such intrusive “entertainment” so I probably saw the place in a bit more of a relaxing light than the previous reviewers however the modern ambient background music did give a clue as to what direction the customer base is aimed at.

Ale wise there were 3 pumps with Bombardier, Brentwood Gold and the third pump not used. The Gold was fine, if a little expensive at £3.30. The only food I noted was a selection of £6 pizzas although I understand there is a wider but fairly basic menu served at lunchtimes.

The Star won’t win many prizes and you probably have to pick the right moment to visit but there’s probably enough here to warrant popping in. Unfortunately, like many pubs in the area, it doesn’t make the most of its obvious assets and could be so much better without a great deal of effort.

On 4th February 2011 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Star Inn

The Star is an attractive historical building which has been sympathetically and interestingly updated intside. Disco paraphinalia, lights and speakers, mix with traditional furniture in a wooden floored and beamed interior interspersed with some interesting 'statement' pieces. The whole works and the atmosphere on a weekday lunchtime is warm and inviting turning, I'd guess, into a noisy, throbbing fun palace on weekend evenings.
It's a real disappointment given the expense and effort that's gone into the building, that the same isn't true of the beer. Only Brass Monkey Bitter was offered and the first taste hinted at vinegar which was duly and comprehensively confirmed by the third taste.
Not one for real ale fans.

On 30th September 2010 - rating: 2
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Bishops Stortford, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Star Inn, Bishop's Stortford
24th Aug 2015, 10:20
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
22nd Aug 2015, 12:37
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% - last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Aqualung .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: December 6th 2017
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