Bath & Borders

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Star Inn

23 Vineyards
Telephone(01225) 425072
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubSeparate BarGamesDog FriendlyNewspapersWiFiLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-01:00 next day; Sun 12:00-22:30
Regular beers: Abbey Bellringer, Draught Bass

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

This locally famous pub is on the CAMRA National Inventory. First licensed as a pub in 1759, the historic interior was fitted out by Gaskell and Chambers in 1928.

Since around 2001 the Star has been the principal outlet in Bath of the nearby Abbey Ales brewery. The four small rooms have benches around the walls, wood panelling and roaring fires. The smallest room has a single bench, usually occupied by the pub's older customers and referred to as 'death row'. As well as the Abbey Ales range, Bass is served under gravity, via large glass pitchers, to your glass. This is one of only a handful of pubs left in the country where beer is still served in this time-honoured way. Complimentary snuff is available.

The pub does not do meals, but delicious rolls are normally available. Cheese night is every Thursday and live music features on Fridays from 8:30pm.

Traditional-style ciders available (no real cider).

Pub quiz first Sunday of each month.

Hours shown are summer hours; winter hours may be shorter Bath & Borders Branch Pub of The Year 2022