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The Star (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Surrey Hills - Ranmore AleExcellent1
Buntingford - Hallowe'enExcellent1
Mighty Oak - VenomExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Dry BonesExcellent1
Hadrian and Border - Farne Island Pale AleExcellent1
Milton - Devil Rides OutExcellent1
Milton - Devil In DisguiseExcellent1
Kirkby Lonsdale - Crafty MildExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveExcellent1
Elgood's - EPGood1
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestGood1
Warwickshire Beer Co. (Bakehouse) - Malt LoafGood1
Tring - Hocus PocusGood1
Tillingbourne - Black TrollGood1
Black Hole - TitanGood1
Greene King - Personal BestGood2
Tring - Devil On HorsebackGood1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Red AleGood1
Wadworth - BoundaryAcceptable1
Verulam - Hoppy HalloweenAcceptable1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - EquinoxNot Tried0
Greene King - St Edmund'sNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Rudgate - Jorvik BlondeNot Tried0
Greene King - Gangly GhoulNot Tried0
Belhaven - Howell at the MoonNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Golden FoxNot Tried0
Triple fff - I Can't Remember !Not Tried0
Belhaven - Robert Burns Scottish AleNot Tried0
Hop Back - Redsell's EKGNot Tried0
Tring - MoonGazerNot Tried0
Tring - Bring Me SunshineNot Tried0
Milestone - St George's LegendNot Tried0
Greene King - CaritasNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - BowlerNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Fine FettleNot Tried0
Exe Valley - Edward Darke's Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Star, Godalming, Surrey

Visits Details

18 May 2018 (ChrisE)
A good evening and a great atmosphere spoiled only by the smell of cooking fat. Excellent friendly service here tonight. A friend of mine did not initially believe me when I told him that this is a Greene King pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hadrian and Border - Farne Island Pale Ale4.00ExcellentI really liked this.
Kirkby Lonsdale - Crafty Mild3.60ExcellentA good traditional Dark Mild.
Black Hole - Titan4.40Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Bowler5.00Not Tried
Great Newsome - Fine Fettle4.10Not Tried
Exe Valley - Edward Darke's Vanilla Stout4.50Not Tried
03 May 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Took 10 minutes to be served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Good£3.70 pp steep for low gravity ale
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Tring - MoonGazer4.30Not Tried
Tring - Bring Me Sunshine4.20Not Tried
Milestone - St George's Legend4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Caritas4.00Not Tried
13 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until almost last knockings. The answers from the Sunday evening quiz being announced.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50ExcellentExcellent nightcap although a long time until bed
Elgood's - EP4.30GoodVery malty, very yeasty
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Golden Fox4.10Not Tried
Triple fff - I Can't Remember !6.00Not Tried
Belhaven - Robert Burns Scottish Ale4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - Redsell's EKG3.90Not Tried
06 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. I was struck by the superb range of ciders and perries which they sell here but tonight was a beer night for me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Surrey Hills - Ranmore Ale3.80ExcellentVery oily hop mouthfeel
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Gangly Ghoul4.20Not Tried
Belhaven - Howell at the Moon4.00Not TriedPumpclip implies this is brewed by Howell's Fine Lothian Ales when surely it comes from Greene King's Belhaven brewery in Dunbar!
27 Oct 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Halloween beer festival in progress with beer on stillage to the rear, from the cellar and on handpump. Pub suitably decorated for the occasion.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Venom4.70ExcellentBlack stout with a smooth well rounded roast malt flavour. A little hoppiness for balance. My score 16/20.
Mighty Oak - Dry Bones3.80ExcellentPale bitter with a strong combination of citrus hop and biscuity malt. Fairly fruity finish. My score 16/20.
Buntingford - Hallowe'en4.10ExcellentA dark ruby porter style beer with a full bodied fruity and hoppy flavour with some bittersweet maltiness. My score 15/20.
Milton - Devil Rides Out5.50ExcellentAn excellent malty black strong mild in the style of Sarah Hughes. Fruity finish. My score 17/20.
Milton - Devil In Disguise5.50ExcellentVersion of Devil Rides Out with extra chocolate giving an even deeper malt flavour. Full flavoured and smooth finish. My score 17/20.
Tillingbourne - Black Troll3.70GoodA ruby red bitter with good citrus hop character and a dryish bitter finish. My score 15/20.
Tring - Devil On Horseback4.00GoodAmber bitterwith a good balance of fruity hop and biscuity malt. Good bitter finish. My score 15/20.
Tring - Hocus Pocus4.20GoodSweet amber ale with fairly low hopping. Slight hint of butterscotch (diacetyl). My score 15/20.
Verulam - Hoppy Halloween4.00AcceptablePale, hoppy and bitter. My score 14/20.
10 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening visit. An Irish style folk group were jamming by the door and were excellent. My visit prompted by regular past London Drinker magazine advertisements and Mr 'arris's post for yesterday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Red Ale4.50Good
Greene King - Personal Best4.30GoodOne of two beers on gravity from the cellar. Orange tang golden ale
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Equinox4.20Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
09 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Just a handful of customers at the beginning of the Sunday lunch hour. Much discussion of plumbing and painting amongst the regulars at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Warwickshire Beer Co. (Bakehouse) - Malt Loaf4.60GoodChestnut-coloured. Very richly malty with a bit of fruit.
Greene King - Personal Best4.30GoodGolden coloured. Lack of aroma means the strongly citrus hop taste comes as a surprise. Greene King discover hops shock!
Wadworth - Boundary4.00AcceptableAmber / brown in colour. Harmless.
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Exmoor - Stag5.20Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Equinox4.20Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Red Ale4.50Not Tried

About The Star

The pub sign. The Star, Godalming, Surrey

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good10
Acceptable2
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Website.

The pub is found in Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EL.

An ancient little pub between church and high street, and handy for the railway station, in pretty Godalming. A small snug bar at the front, comfortable lounge/dining area and a garden at the rear. Renowned for its twice-yearly beer festivals and for its cider and perry selection. Hard to spot that it is a Greene King pub. Was at one time a Courage tied house. Sports 4 handpumps but these often carry 2 pump clips indicating further beers served by gravity dispense direct from the cellar.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: GU7 1EL