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Newmarket Star


closed 1960s circa

75 High St

grid reference TL 643 633

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listed building grade II

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last updated 28/08/2015

Family & Commercial Hotel. Now a pizzeria, the Star was built in the late 17th century and is known to have been open in 1776, when it was mentioned in the Ipswich Journal in a report of a robbery.

January 13th 1776
Yesterday morning about 6 the Norwich coach was stopped about one and a half miles from Newmarket by a highway man who was shot at by a passenger, upon him clapping his horse with his spurs he rode off a yards and fell, he was taken up and carried to the Red Lion Inn in Newmarket but expired an hour after. He had no pistol but used an iron candlestick, he proves to be one Walker whose father sometime kept the Star Inn, Newmarket.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)