The Star Inn Pub is currently a Shepherd Neame pub that has been entertaining the townspeople of Guildford since the 16th century. It is proudly continuing that tradition as the area’s longest-running live music venue with ‘The Back Room’ which is a separate venue or function room which is a fully-equipped, specialist music venue that hosts regular gigs, theatre productions and comedy events throughout the year.
The pub is located just off the High Street and near enough to the River Wey and the Guildford Castle, a perfect place then to grab a swift drink or a bite to eat on your lunch break, or for dinner in the evening in central Guildford. The pub supplies a good selection of wines by the glass, traditional Kentish cask beers and distinctive lagers complement the extensive menu. Expect unpretentious, good pub grub with the emphasis on traditional favourites, freshly-prepared from good quality ingredients. Mains include classics such as sausage & mash, fish & chips, rich beef stew and olde English steak pie- just what you need on a cold winters night!
The 400 year old pub has its own individual character, being split over three levels and having a maze of rooms and staircases from inside out. It has been refurbished relatively recently with a real fire, an intimate courtyard and a host of snug and cosy corners. It is a great place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere while maintaining its many historic features.
The Star Pub is a great place to go for just one, or if you are heading into Guildford with a big group to have a few. It has a large amounts of seats to accommodate you, but still maintains an intimate environment which a lot of newer pubs cannot claim. This is partly due to the creaking wooden floors, low ceilings and traditional pub food and distinctive cask ales that they have on offer. Don’t forget that ‘The Back Room’ at The Star is a great venue in itself for private parties and functions, or for seeing some great local bands, comedians and plays.