Bury St Edmunds Star Inn

also traded as as: One Star

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1923

9 or 10 Mustow St

grid reference TL 857 643

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 16/09/2016

Demolished 1920s for road-widening.

Also listed at 12 Mustow st in 1844 and at 9 Mustow st in 1891.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** In Dec 1800 states :

Died Thursday 24th Dec 1800 Mrs Spencer, of the Star Inn, Bury St. Edmund's.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1820 states that :

Married last Thursday, Mr Charles Parker, gunmaker, of Bury, to Miss Boldero, eldest daughter of Mrs Boldero, of the Star Inn.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Apr 1860 states that :

Mr Andrews, carpenter, Bury St Edmunds took Ezekel Goff, landlord of the Star Inn, Bury to court to recover a debt of £29 5s 2d (£4 5s 2d having been paid into the court) leaving an outstanding sum of £25 for work done. In September 1859, Andrews had a conversation with Goff who asked for an estimate on the cost of a 6 coomb brewing plant, Andrews complied giving costs for a mash tun, guile tub and two coolers, with an understanding if he could afford it he was to deduct £1. The tubs were to be made from one and one half inch batten deal barring the rims on the two coolers which were to be made of one and one half inch by eleven inch deal. The tubs were supplied in November and kept in a long shed until February when they were fixed in place. A situation described by Andrews "as a situation that would not improve the things." When delivered Mr Goff described them as the best he had ever seen, however, when put into action the tubs leaked and Andrews comment was "i do not much wonder at it but if there is a little leakage I can soon put that right." He found a leak in the guile tub (used to work the beer over the coolers) and put some lime in the joints which did not work. So he took the tub and coolers back and rebuilt them. There was no further complaint until Andrews asked for payment, first Goff complained about the mash tun, but no fault was found. He then complained about the guile tub and refused to pay as he though the whole plant overpriced. Two "independent experts" valued the plant, a Mr Farrow thought £23 and Mr Johnston £11. In summing up the judge said that the question was whether the plant which had been supplied to Goff was of the stipulated quality and if so what should be the price. The jury found for Mr Andrews who was to be paid in full.

Reported in the Ipswich Journal April 1860. The brewing plant which the litigation produced so long a trial in the Nisi Prious Court, between Andrews and Goff at the last Assizes, was brought to auction on the Market Hill, and only realised £5 12s.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1880 states that : Died on the 3rd, John Boldero, aged 75, the youngest son of Roger Beldero of the Star Inn.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)