The address of the Star Inn is given as 2 Conduit Street in references dating from 1927 to 1957. The star was situated on the western side of the road between Falkner Street and Goodyere Street near Victoria Street.
The Gloucester Journal reported on the 5th January 1867 on an incident at the Star Inn. “The barman, Mr David Lane, saw a man climbing over the counter holding £5 which he had taken from the till, it was alleged at a special sitting of Gloucester City Magistrates Court. Brian Higgins, 28, of Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, was remanded in custody until January 10th charged with stealing the cash.’
The Star had a successful Ladies Darts Team in the late 1950’s / early 1960’s called the Meteors. In the 1950’s the Meteors won the Ladies Darts League Several Times. Betty Thomas, of the Meteors, went on to play in inter town competitions as well as going through to the finals to several county and national competitions.
The Star Inn in Conduit Street was trading in 1977 when an advertisement appeared in the ‘Citizen’, giving notice of a sing-a-long with Mark at the organ on December 2nd.
Gloucester Journal, Saturday 9th November 1974 – Almost ‘Time’: The Star Inn says farewell to popular city couple, Jim and Ethel Westbury. As licensees of the Conduit Street, Gloucester, public house, they have now decided that the day has come to “call time” and retire. Previously, they ran the off-licence in Morton Street, now a private house.
In retirement they plan to take things easy, and have a break from the long hours always associated with the licensed trade. The Star will be taken over by Mr and Mrs L.E. Dee, who at present run the off-licence and stores at 79, Tredworth Road, Gloucester.
Gloucester Journal, 1st July 1977:
Senior citizens enjoying the Jubilee party held at the Star Inn, Conduit Street. They were guests of the landlord and customers.
Landlords at the Star Inn include:
1879 William Watkins (Star, Victoria Street)
1893,1906 Mrs E.E. Harvey (Star Inn, Victoria Street in 1906/7 Matthew & Co Directory)
1919,1927 William A. Walden
1936,1939 William Febery
1957 Mrs Elizabeth A. Lane
1974 Jim and Ethel Westbury (retired in November 1974. They previously ran the off-licence in Morton Street.)
1974 Mr and Mrs L.E. Dee (from the off-licence and stores at 79 Tredworth Street, Gloucester)