Star, SE18 2UL
- 020 8316 7141
- 158 Plumstead Common Road, SE18 2UL
- Mon-Thu: 4pm-11:30pm; Fri-Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-11:30pm
Pub in Plumstead.
Previously a very old-school pub (see older version of this page), a couple of refurbishments during the 2010s have rendered it very different from its earlier incarnation.
Although there are still separate entrances for the "saloon" and "public" sides, with a connection door between, the saloon door was locked when we visited, with access only through what used to be the public side. All the old decor has been swept away, replaced by mustard yellow banquettes, metal-framed school chairs, upholstered sofas, gilt-sprayed radiators, and poster-framed jazz LP sleeves. The removal of the old carpet has revealed a pleasant tesselated woodblock floor, complementing the wood panelling of the walls.
When Kake and Ewan visited on a Friday afternoon in May 2019, the handpumps were offering Hogs Back TEA and Timothy Taylor's Landlord. They also had keg taps for Redchurch NZ Pils, Signature Brew Roadie, and Hackney Brewery Kapow. Reggae was playing, not too loud.
Food appears to consist of pizzas and Sunday roasts.
Accessibility: A step at the public bar entrance. The saloon side has no step to get in, but the entrance to this was locked on our May 2019 visit. No steps once you're inside.