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The Star Inn

Honiton is famous for its lace.

33 New Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1BS

Until its recent closure, the Star Inn was possibly the oldest-surviving pub in Honiton. An 18th-century grade II listed building, this was probably a beer house before it became an inn, which may have been when the property was enlarged in c1838. In the 1850s, it was one of the town’s 24 inns. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Edward Burrough had a long stint as landlord. From 1968, the pub was the centre of pigeon-racing, the most famous pigeon being Ron’s Dream.

A photograph of Mrs freeman, a lace worker, 1907.

A photograph of a lace worker, 1907.

A photograph of a lace worker, 1955.

A photograph of a pigeon named Ron’s Dream.

It was bred and owned by Ron Bauer, former Dewhurst butcher in New Street, Honiton.

External photograph of the building – main entrance.

If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk