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The Star (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sharp's - Doom BarAcceptable2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterAcceptable2
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireAcceptable1

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 (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Acceptable
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 (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not 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 (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
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 (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Acceptable
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

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 has retained its multi-roomed compartmentalised interior with 3 separate entrances and partitions beteen bars. The saloon lounge bar is an obvious later addition - probably inter-war. Dark wood panels on all walls up to picture-rail height. Many photographs, of local Plumstead and Woolwich pubs and scenes, adorn the walls in all rooms. Spacious serving area behind the bar. 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 makes it a rarity. 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