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Star Inn, Old Town, Eastbourne

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Star Road
Eastbourne
BN21 1PD
Phone: 01323430168
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Star Inn

Superficially interesting, but this old pub has unfortunately lost much of its character. There are still two bars, with the main entrance leading to the smaller but busier one (with a pool table). The second room has a low stage in the corner for the regular live music, and both are plainly furnished and decorated. Three handpumps on each counter, but the only real available was Young's Special (£3.70).

On 8th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Star Inn

In the back streets at the rear of Waitrose is the Star Inn that has a couple of tables and some seating out the front. I imagine that in 1787 when the pub was built there was a much better view than the large supermarket car park.
The interior is made up by two bars and there is well worn wooden flooring throughout. The left hand bar is full of furniture of various shapes and sizes and there is a two seat sofa by the front window which has potted plants on its ledge. There is a dartboard case on the wall, but I’m not sure if there is a dartboard in it as it would be a lot of effort to move the tables and chairs off the oche. There is also a piano and a small stage is found the left rear corner where regular live music is hosted. The preferred genre seems to be folk/blues from around the world and the next two bands lined up to play were the Cajun Dawgs and Memphis Flyers. Unsurprisingly there was no live music during my recent Thursday afternoon visit so Nina Simone’s greatest hits were being played. Alongside the posters on the walls advertising upcoming live music nights there are sepia photos of the area and people.
The right hand bar is where six or seven regulars had congregated to discuss all things local. In this bar there is another piano, a pool table and bar billiards. Tucked around a corner out of main view is a plasma screen that is backed by a large Gibraltar flag. I’m not sure what connection this pub has with Gibraltar or the deceased motorcyclist Joey Dunlop whose pictures are on one of the walls.
The bar is stocked with standard draught and the banks of three hand pumps in each bar were drawing Harvey’s Best, Young’s Special and a guest which was 1648 Brewery’s Saint George. I didn’t see any food menus so I think that the dry sales stretch to nuts and crisps.

I’ve been in here a few times since my first ever visit in August 2008 and I have always received a warm welcome from whoever was on duty. This pub is certainly worth putting on the visit list if in the Old Town area.

On 25th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Eastbourne, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Hampden Park (Sussex), 2.08 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Polegate, 4.22 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Star Inn, Eastbourne
8th Nov 2019, 20:54
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
28th Oct 2019, 23:03
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  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Steve C
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