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Newmarket Star

Newmarket Star

closed 1964

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)

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




(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.