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The Star (Dirty Liquor (Ei Group))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Acceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Acceptable2
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Acceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarAcceptable2

Visits Details

23 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
Pub number four on a tour of Plumstead and Woolwich. Doom Bar was on offer for £2 per pint but I declined the offer. We picked up copies of the latest London Drinker in here and also noted that Timothy Taylor's Landlord is normally available here, but alas, not today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
23 Aug 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Post lunchtime one other customer in this fine wood panelled pub. Jazz music playing in the background.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00PoorSweet sticky and cloying. On offer at £2 a pint explains everything.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
10 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening in the public bar. Chatty locals with vivid recollections of closed Plumstead and Woolwich pubs. To Let sign outside implies imminent retirement of long serving licensees.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Acceptable
24 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Memory lane trip although had never been in here before. Very friendly with old-fashioned values. Unadventurous beer range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About The Star

The pub sign. The Star, Plumstead, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good1
Acceptable4
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Plumstead, Greater London, SE18 2UL.

Street corner local previously Star Inn, formerly owned by Beasley's then Courage, which is located on the brow of Bird's Nest Hollow leading up to Plumstead Common. Amazingly until 2019 retained its multi-roomed compartmentalised interior with 3 separate entrances and partitions between bars but these were stripped out to become a single room then. The saloon lounge bar is an obvious later addition - probably inter-war. The Star Inn is traditionally known as one of the 5 Plumstead Common Idlers - in its case as the Star than had never shone. A pub with good old-fashioned values made it a rarity until closed early November 2018 for refurbishment and transfer from tenanted and managed house status.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 4 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 2UL