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The inhabitants of the “good alcoholic” say this is the best pub in Bath Bath City News

It can be difficult to find a real pub in any city these days.

Most of the country’s pubs have become gentrified, transformed into gourmet pubs or semi-restaurants.

The Star Inn on the Paragon in Bath is a real quirk – a little gem, good booze with no food other than bread rolls and stuffed chips.

You’re not going to the Star to eat, you’re going to put the world over a pint or pitcher of Bass or Bellringer.

With lots of cozy little nooks and rooms, a glowing fire in winter, real locals, this is truly unique in the city of Bath.

Locals piece the world back together at Star Inn on The Paragon, Bath (Image: Abbey Ales)

Just far enough from the city center, there are rarely any tourists, just locals gathering over a pint of beer, discussing all kinds of things, meeting friends, such an important point of contact as us. discovered it last year.

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Owned by the local Abbey Ales brewery, which also owns the Assembly Inn, the Lionheart and the Trinity Inn, Bathonians call the Star good liquor, no nonsense about the food or wine list, that’s what that it is.

Beer is served in large jugs to share, people crowd around to discuss all kinds of global issues, it’s amazing how many global issues have been sorted out over a pint at the Star.

In summer, locals pour into the streets at the Star Inn in Bath (Image: Abbey Ales)

One of the funniest and most unique things about The Star is his famous death row.

It looks dark, but it’s a bench on the right as you enter the pub and this is where the older generation of drinkers sits down and did for years before moving on to the big Star Inn in Heaven .

You know your time is almost up as you progress to the sacred death row bench in the star.

We chose this quaint and wonderful hostel as our Bath pub of the week because we love it, we love its unpretentiousness, we love that it is a real pub, we love that it hasn’t changed since for years they even have a cricket team.

Lots of old photographs adorn the smoke-damaged walls of The Star, of long-standing old cricketers, regulars in Camden or nearby London Road.

Described by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) as a “rare and unspoiled pub interior of outstanding historical interest”, the Star Inn is listed on the National Heritage Pub Inventory.

First licensed in 1760, the Star Inn retains many of its original features, including 19th-century bar fixtures and wooden benches.

In the good days before Covid there was a big Irish music session in the back room of The Star every Friday night, drinkers could be seen spilling out onto the elevated street of The Paragon, pint in hand, pursuing conversations that change the world.

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We love this pub, it should be on every visitor’s itinerary, don’t miss it – come in and enjoy a pint of Bass or Bellringer that changes the mood, maybe even order a jug.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-25 23:00:00

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