As you may have seen on our social media pages it has been a week of big decisions and it is with a heavy heart we are saying goodbye to our old friend Guinness.
But, as one door closes another opens and we are delighted to welcome the amazing Black Heart from Brewdog to The Star & Garter!
With Diageo now believing Guinness to be a “Super Premium Brand”, we have decided enough is enough. Pushing the price of a pint towards £7.50 is crazy but that’s what their arrogance is doing. Having been a lifelong Guinness drinker and kept an excellent pint wherever Jim has served it he is sorry to say “no more”. New abv laws don’t affect Guinness but yet they think it’s ok to increase their price, for a third time this year, and by another 14%? Hopefully other publicans will make a stand too for the sake of our customers throughout the country.
Our alternative as of this week is Brewdog’s Black Heart.
Another delicious, creamy beer this is one not to be scoffed at. so with that in mind, we looking forward to welcoming you with a pint of our new delicious 21st century stout!
Last year we hosted our inaugural inter-village tug-of-war and this year we’re going better. We’re hosting our own, organic, beer festival with more competitions, amazing music, and most importantly great beer.
Starting on Friday the 26th and running through til Monday the 29th there’ll be something for everyone including:
- Sammy Sarfas
- The Caws Brothers
- Dan Powell
- Pram race
- Toss the welly
- Brewery 288
- Long Man
- Gold Mark
- Flower Pots
- Cloak & Dagger
- Fallen Acorn
It’s free entry all weekend and there are more announcements to come so keep your eyes peeled here to see all things beer festival and we can’t wait to see you!
This week we’ve overhauled our main bar.
The original bronze T-Bar that pours our lagers and ciders has been replaced by beautiful, individual fonts that add a new shine to the pub, not only looking better, but also making it easier for staff to see their customers at eye level.
Aside from aesthetic changes, we’ve also changed our selection of lagers and ciders and we now welcome:
- Angelo Poretti – a fruity, hoppy lager hailing from Italy
- Estrella – an amber an golden light lager originating from Spain
- Somersby – a pleasantly sparkling and sweet cider from Denmark
We’re delighted to introduce these new drinks to your and are excited to welcome you into the pub and to hear your feedback on the updated range.
At The Star we don’t rest on our laurels, we know that to keep people happy we need to have more than just three great ales on throughout the year.
That’s why we work closely with many local breweries to ensure we have the best, most seasonal, ales on at any given time. These include:
- Flower Pot
We love working with these brands, and we look forward to growing our network as we build up to our beer festival next year, so if you know any amazing, local breweries be sure to let us know!