The Star Inn dates back to at least 1572. A son of a landlord in the 1700’s moved to Canada and formed the White Star Shipping Line named after the pub. The White Star Line has associations with R.M.S. Titanic.
Gloucester Journal: 10th June 1944 – George C. G. Dodd, licensee of the Star Inn, Wotton under Edge, pleaded not guilty at Wotton under Edge Police Court on Monday to selling cider to a person under the age of 18 years. He was defended by Mr L.M. Harris. Dodd told the bench the inn was crowded, and he served drinks through a hatch. People clamoured to get served before closing time and hands were stretched from behind. He did not see the boy to whom he was alleged to have served drink. The Bench dismissed the case.
Owner in 1891: Feoffees of market lands, W. u. E. (Leased by the Stroud Brewery)
Rateable Value in 1891: £10.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Messrs. N & W. Cook, Tetbury Brewery
Rateable Value in 1903: £13.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Brewery heritage: West Country Ales ceramic plaque in situ
Landlords at the Star include:
1572 John Seaburne of the Stayer (possibly a pub at Wortley)
1755 Francis Cambridge
1820,1830 Robert Blizard
1842 George Hobbs Minett
1863,1867 William Allen
1875 Mrs Allen
1879,1889,1891 Henry Gabb
1899 A. Green
1902 A.E. Green
1903 Thomas White
1906 Frank Sandy
1910 Charles Ford
1919,1939 Francis Charles Ford
1944 George C. G. Dodd
1998 – Present day (March 2022) Mark and Lita Ralston (managers)