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Star Inn

2 Quarry Street

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 7 Mon - Sat
12 - 4 Sun


Shepherd Neame

About the Pub

A well known Guildford institution, taken over by Shepherd Neame and spruced up a bit, after being a bit run down.

A pub for more than 400 years and famous for live music and entertainment, with band and performances taking place in the back-room bar, down a corridor displaying photographs of various artists. Performances are as diverse as blues, rock, stand-up comedy and an the 'adult' pantomime that takes place at Christmas.

In 1974 the founding members of The Stranglers, then called the Guildford Stranglers, gave their first public performance, an event commemorated on a plaque presented by CAMRA in 2006.

In July 2019 the pub won a landmark legal judgement when a noise abatement notice issued by Guildford Council was been overturned by a district judge.

The pub itself is an engaging mishmash of inter-connected drinking areas, wooden beams and low ceilings, on a number of different levels. A wood-burning stove, heats the huge sofas and table at one end, whilst the bar itself caters for vertical drinkers towards the rear and an area, popular with diners during the day, occupies the lower level. Throughout the dimly lit pub are photographs associated with pubs and brewing.

Historic Interest

The Star, was formerly the Corn Exchange and the base for most of the 'carriers' in Georgian and Victorian times. These men would transport goods to and from the outlying villages. Both The Star and the building facing it have the distinctive 'jetty', where the upper storey projects beyond the ground floor. (source: blue plaque). The earliest date suggested for the pub to serve alcohol to the public is 1684, although there isn't an official record confirming its status as a public house until 1723.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Shepherd Neame --varies--
  • Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger
  • Shepherd Neame Spitfire

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Star Inn, Guildford


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Star Inn

2 Quarry Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.235016, -0.574920

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

3, 4, 5 , 17, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 46, 53, 63, 65, 70, 71, 72, 100, 200, 300, 400, 479, 515

Nearby Station (550m)


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