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The Star Inn, Salford

2 Back Hope Street
Higher Broughton
Postal town: Salford
M7 2FR
Phone: 01617924184
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Will Larter left this review about The Star Inn

Noted by Camra's WhatPub to be the first community owned pub in the UK, but I think I've seen that claimed for other pubs too. Never mind, it is certainly listed on the inventory of historic pub interiors, though as this one depends on having been unchanged since the 1960s it's not as spectacular as some. In fact it's pretty unremarkable except for the fact of having been unchanged for so long. It was built in early Victorian times, presumably for the servants and stable hands of the nearby large houses. Hidden in the back streets and difficult to photograph, it's certainly no prettier on the outside than in, both being very plain. The bar counter is in a small room to the right on entering, with seating in a larger room to the left and a games room further on. There's a small beer garden in the yard. Both the beers were from Brightside brewery in Radcliffe, I had the Dialled In Pale 4.6%, which was OK but unmemorable.

Date of visit: 7th October 2022

On 25th February 2024 - rating: 5
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Strongers . left this review about The Star Inn

The Star Inn is a small cooperative pub tucked away down a back street off a side street so it is easily missed and very much a locals pub. Out the front is a courtyard with picnic tables and the pub is accessed through a split door to the right. The tiny bar area is to the right of the entrance where there is also minimal seating. If the bar counter wasn’t there I’d have called it a snug. Standard and premium keg was available and the two handpumps were drawing Brightside Brewing’s B-Side and Odin. To the left of the entrance is a larger rectangular area with banquettes and tables on a worn green carpet. The jukebox was off in favour of Absolute Radio playing on the TV and tucked around the back of the door is a dartboard. At the very rear is a pool room with one table. The doors open at 16:00 Monday to Thursday, 14:00 Friday and midday at the weekend. This is a very friendly place, but it is also basic and out of the way so I don’t envisage a return visit.

On 13th November 2022 - rating: 6
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Mat Nichol left this review about The Star

This is possibly the smallest pub I've ever been in, but is is nice. Twinkle Twinkle, little Star!

On 30th November 2006 - rating: 8
[User has posted 115 recommendations about 115 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Manchester Victoria, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Salford Central, 2.08 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Clifton (Manchester), 3.2 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Star Inn, Higher Broughton
25th Feb 2024, 17:50
Review submitted by Will Larter
16th Aug 2023, 18:53
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 16 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 January 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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