opened before 1625
75 High St
grid reference TL 643 633
This former family & Commercial Hotel is now a pizzeria. The Star was built in the late 17th century and is known to have been open in 1776, when it was mentioned in the Ipswich Journal in a report of a robbery.
January 13th 1776
Yesterday morning about 6 the Norwich coach was stopped about one and a half miles from Newmarket by a highway man who was shot at by a passenger, upon him clapping his horse with his spurs he rode off a yards and fell, he was taken up and carried to the Red Lion Inn in Newmarket but expired an hour after. He had no pistol but used an iron candlestick, he proves to be one Walker whose father sometime kept the Star Inn, Newmarket.
This hotel is shown (though unnamed) on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
An announcement was made of the death on Wednesday, the 9th, of Elizabeth Holme, second daughter of Mr Holme, of the Star Inn, Newmarket.Ipswich Journal, October 1800***
Aucion of this first rate Inn, The Star, with a free-trade, in the centre of the High Street, Newmarket by direction of the Mortgagees & Trustees for Sale.Ipswich Journal, September 19th 1838**(Landlord not noted)
Died, on 26 July 1853, Mrs Hall, suddenly, at the house of her son, Mr Hall, artist, Newmarket, aged 64, relict of the late Mr HALL, landlord of the Star Inn, Newmarket.Ipswich Journal, August 3rd 1853**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.