North West, 52.243761,0.405864
Closed between 1920 and 1970
opened before 1625
75 High St
grid reference TL 643 633
This hotel is shown (though unnamed) on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
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.
An announcement was made of the death on Wed the 9th, of Elizabeth Holme, second daughter of Mr Holme, of the Star Inn, Newmarket.Ipswich Journal, Oct 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, 19 Sep 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, 3 Aug 1853***
Died on 17 Nov 1865, aged 69, Elizabeth, widow of Mr John Snell, landlord of the Star Commercial Inn, Newmarket. Ipswich Journal, Nov 1865**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.