The Star Inn is still trading but it is now known as the Dinneywicks Inn. It was acquired by Wadworth, brewers of Devizes, Wiltshire, in 1991 and the name was changed then. The ‘new’ name refers to the name of a field at the back of the village. The owner of the field levied a toll because it straddled a highway. Another local story is that the nearby Dinneywicks Hill was a burial ground for horses in the English Civil War.
Wadworth has since sold the Dinneywicks and it now operates as a Free House.
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Map Reference: ST 747918
Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable Value in 1891: £9.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Star Inn / Dinneywicks Inn include:
1891,1903 Henry Terrett
1939 Thomas Humphrey Fitzherbert Jones
1997 Bob Williams
2000 Keith Thomas