The Star Inn is on the west side of the Main Road at Star Green. It is a late 17th century building that was first recorded as an inn in 1782. However, there is no reference to the Star in the 1891 licensing records. It was certainly trading in the early 1900’s when it sold Godsell’s beer.
The 1996 CAMRA ‘Real Ale in Gloucestershire’ (RAIG) described it as a ‘typical Whitbread two-bar village local’.
The interior of the Star Inn has been extensively modernised over the years, and it even boasts state-of-the-art toilets that were officially opened by Stroud’s MP! The landlord has devised circular walks that start and finish at the Star, taking in some glorious countryside so characteristic of the Stroud Valleys.
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Map Reference: SO 841070
Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud
Rateable value in 1903: £13.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Star Inn include:
1856 H. Steel
1885 Richard Badminton
1902,1906 Robert Estcourt
1919 Charles S. Clissold (and Mrs Ellen Clissold, who died aged 101 in November 1986)
1927,1939 Arthur Aug. Clissold
1977-1980 George Smith (George died in 1981, aged 67. He was born and brought up in Whiteshill)
1980’s Phyllis Irene Smith
1997,2006 Roger and Mu McAdam