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The Star (Fitzgerald (now Ladhar Group))

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bridgehouse - TykeGood1
Captain Cook - SlipwayAcceptable1
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherAcceptable1
North Yorkshire - Boro BestAcceptable1
North Yorkshire - Crystal TipsGood1
Ossett - JesterPoor1
Ossett - Silver KingExcellent1
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Acceptable1
Wainstones - BlondePoor1
Wainstones - Iron StonePoor1
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Caledonian - 80/-Not Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Barn Owl BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Mordue - Five Bridge BitterNot Tried0
Yard of Ale - FlamebearerNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Aug 2016 (McGargle)
Beer quality seems to an issue here. Again, we were disappointed. The two Ossett beers tasted the same and all three had strong hints of cardboard. Didn't note the names of the others two miscreants.
Ossett - Jester4.00PoorA golden ale. Now what's the opposite of fresh?
09 Aug 2014 (McGargle)
Much better selection including a Wainstones which I don't remember. Rat White Rat had just finished, drat it!
Ossett - Silver King4.30ExcellentJUst the job on a sunny summer's evening. Good malt body and plenty of quenching hops.
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80Not Tried
08 Aug 2014 (McGargle)
Back to (ab)normal. Friday evening and only one beer on - typically one that I had no interest in trying.
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80Not Tried
30 Nov 2013 (McGargle)
Good to see a better choice of ales. Tasters encouraged.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90AcceptableThin, sweet, slightly floral. Disappointing.
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - American Pale Ale5.40AcceptableDrank weaker than its abv. Lightly hopped and inoffensive malts.
Cotleigh - Barn Owl Bitter4.50Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (McGargle)
Sad to report that The Star continues to disappoint. Today there was only one ale on which was off (if you seen what I mean).
Wainstones - Blonde4.00PoorApparently a cask lager this was rather thin and on the turn. Pleased I asked for a taster.
02 Mar 2013 (McGargle)
Mid-evening and just starting to liven up. Disappointed with the beer quality in what is usually a reliable outlet.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00AcceptableAn old favourite which seemed off form. Disjointed and muted.
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00AcceptableSee Boltmaker comments.
Wainstones - Iron Stone4.20PoorWas warned by another customer that this was thin and weedy. So it was.
29 Sep 2012 (McGargle)
Disappointing to see they only has two ales on.
Captain Cook - Slipway4.20AcceptableMore malt, less hops than I remember.
Yard of Ale - Flamebearer4.50Not Tried
25 Aug 2012 (McGargle)
Apparently they'd been busy at lunch time and hadn't bothered changing the casks so Saturday evening came and no real ales were available.
08 Oct 2011 (davidg83)
Again really busy. Bar crowded and standing room only. Good atmosphere though.
North Yorkshire - Crystal Tips4.00GoodRuby bitter with a sour sharpness in the mouth. Thick creamy head. Decent.
Bridgehouse - Tyke4.10GoodLight malty brown bitter. Easy drinkable.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
06 Aug 2011 (davidg83)
Quiet on Saturday at 6pm. The calm before the storm! A pet hate of mine were Englands Pride and Celtic Golds pumpclips which gave no indication of their brewery.
North Yorkshire - Boro Best4.00AcceptableGolden brown beer. Malt was only distinguishing feature. Bit sour and drying on the finish. Lively enough with thick creamy head but just a bit lacklustre.
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried

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About The Star

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BZ.

Located in Southfield Road. Modernised, split level, open plan building near the university. Sky Sports and music which becomes louder as the evening progresses. This pub is permanently closed. Bought for University Campus. But good food and excellent selections of ales usually from micros make this one of the few destination pubs for Teesside drinkers.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TS1 3BZ