The Star Inn was at the crossroads of New Street, Bisley Street and Gloucester Street. First licensed in 1736. A well known clock maker by the name of Hitchings owned and ran the Star Inn for many years whilst continuing with his clock making business.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

The Star Inn had a large upstairs function room, which was much favoured by local bands and drama groups for rehearsal.

The Star Inn closed in November 1971, as a policy of Whitbread Flowers Ltd to create fewer and better pubs. Painswick Parish Council made enquiries to save the Star Inn pub sign. A councillor said: “It is a pity for bits of the old village to vanish. I think villages should get together and preserve their old bits and pieces, which otherwise might be thrown on the scrap heap.”

Map Reference: SO 867098

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Holmes, Harper & Co.

Rateable value in 1891: £11.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Nailsworth Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £11.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Landlords at the Star Inn include:

1781 Henry Spring

1856 J. Savory

1885,1891 Charles White

1902 George Lear

1903,1906 James Joseph Ponting

1919,1939 Herbert Barrington Bloxham

1968-1971 Douglas Smith (moved to the Crown at Stroud)

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