STAR HOTEL


Location:- High Street - Sun Lane junction



Brewery or Owner:- Greene, King

The Star Hotel seems to have survived most of its long life little changed. Stretching the length of Sun Lane, with a Tap at the Palace Street end of the yard. Various enterprises had rented out-buildings over the years.
The yard was a much safer route than Sun Lane on your bike, from All Saints to the High Street, if the traffic was busy
It was one of the pubs purchased, together with the Brewery from Harriet Moody in 1896. When Greene.King closed the 10 bedroom hotel in the 1964 they changed it to one of their Peatling & Cawdron Wine Stores, eventually sold to Wine Rack and then to Pizza Express. The entire site was eventually redeveloped and now there are several retail outlets along Sun Lane.

One of the few hotels with a Tap. These were basically beer bars, usually at the other end of a large hotel yard. The idea seemingly was to keep the "peasants" away from the hotel guests The Star Tap became a bookmakers, and in keeping with the trend, a coffee house in the latest re-incarnation (2019)
More research is necessary on the latter years of this hotel
KNOWN LICENSING HISTORY
Year Licensee Owner source
1773 Joseph Watson CRO licensing records
1776 Mary Walker " "
1779 Richard Holmes " "
1786 advert Bury & Norwich Post
1798 Chapman's map
1802 Richard Holme (died 1820) Bury & Norwich Post
1820 William Holme Bury & Norwich Post
1828 " " up for sale Bury & Norwich Post
1835 " " still trying to sell Bury & Norwich Post
1836 " " sale of effects Bury & Norwich Post
1839 Henry Hall Pigot
1839 now for rent Cambridge Independent Press
1840 May T.Watson Cambridge Independent Press
1840 Dec. " " to rent again " "
1841 Jan " " for sale again Bury & Norwich Post
1841 John Snell (died 1951) census
1855 Elizabeth Snell (widow of previous) White
1861 " " (died Nov..1865) census
1865 Charles Snell (son of previous)
1871 " " (died 1877) census
1876 John Vickers Willis Bury Free Press
1877 William Brewer Star TAP Cambridge Chronicle & Journal
1877 Albert Hayhoe Joseph Hayhoe Bury Free Press
1877 Joseph Hayhoe (father of previous) Joseph Hayhoe Bury Free Press
1878 to rent Moody's Brewery Bury Free Press
1879 Albert Hayhoe bankrupt Cambridge Independent Press
1879 temp to Harriet Moody from Joseph Hayhoe Bury Free Press
1879 William Bell Harriet Moody Bury & Norwich Post
1879 George Rickus Star TAP Bury Free Press
1881 William Bell Census
1882 to let or sale Moody's Brewery Cambridge Independent Press
1882 Charles Smith Moody's Brewery Cambridge Independent Press
1884 Harriet Moody to MIss Hazelwood " " Bury Free Press
1885 William Jeffery " " White
1886 Mrs Podmore to Charles Bradley " " Bury Free Press
1891 un occupied census
1892 Charles Bradley " " Tindall
1896 " " " " Kelly
1896 Greene, King brewery records
1897 William Templeman " " Cambridge Chronicle & Journal
1898 Mr Flanaghan " " Cambridge Independent Press
1899 William Rutherford " " Cambridge Chronicle & Journal
1901 " " " " census
1903 Raymond William Jeffery (temp) " " Cambridge Independent Press
William Henry Medcalfe (died 1916) " "
1917 Matilda Harriet Medcalfe (daughter of previous) " " Bury Free Press
1921 " " " " Bury Free Press
1927 " " " " Bury Free Press
1933 Cyrus Roderick Chapman " "
1937 Frederick William Bye Star TAP Bury Free Press
1937 Cyrus Roderick Chapman Greene.King Bury Free Press
1939 " " " " 1939 register
1941 " " fined 5s for black-out offence Bury Free press
1941 Percy W Neal " " Bury Free Press
1964 CLOSED " " became Peatling and Cawdron Wines



1890s ?
Golding (Palace Shop)....Camden House........Star Hotel......Sun Lane....Black Horse



1900s



1920s.......................................1950s



1950s
Star Tap regulars ready for their outing



as the Wine Rack around 2001


2001 Wine Rack.......................................2006 Pizza Express


2017


Star Tap became Mel's bookmakers




Star Tap by 2018 Coffee & Co.



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