Page Updated:- Sunday, 06 March, 2022.


Earliest 1745

Star Inn

Closed May 2015

High Street


Star Inn 2014

Above photo 2014.

Star Inn sign 1993

Sign above, June 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


I am informed that the pub is closed in May 2015 and starting to look sorry for itself. At time of closure it boasted eight bed and breakfast rooms.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 15 September 1882.

Edenbridge. A Traveler Fined.

At the Tunbridge Petty Sessions, on Tuesday last, Henry Jeffery pleaded guilty to unlawfully, by falsely representing himself to be a traveler, obtaining half a gallon of beer from Emma Nash, servant to Joseph Leather, the licensee of the "Star Inn," Edenbridge, on the 2nd September.

Miss Nash said she was the daughter of a former landlord at the house, and she now managed the Inn for her uncle, who held the license. At eleven o'clock on the night of the 2nd September (their closing time being ten o'clock) the defendant came to the house, and said he was a traveler from Tonbridge, and asked for half a gallon of beer. Believing his statement she supplied him with the beer. She understood that a traveler must at least be living three miles from the house.

P.C. Millen said that he saw the defendant leave the house with the bottle. he asked him what he had, when he replied that he was entitled to beer as he was a traveler. he took him back, when the witness said that he told her he was a traveler, and she had not seen him about the place since bank Holiday. he lived within ten or fifteen rods of the house. The defendant said that he had been to Tonbridge that night, and was under a misapprehension at the time,
The bench told the defendant that he must be careful that this did not take place again. He should be fined 20s. and 10s. 8d., costs.


Kent & Sussex Courier 27 July 1888.


On Sunday last, the Anchor and Hope Angling Society of London fished a series of matches at Mr. Robinson's, "Star Inn," Edenbridge, subscription water. Owing to the recent heavy rains the water was thick, but several good catches were made, and Mr. Wenham landed a beautiful bream weighing over 3 pounds.


NASH William. Personal Estate 238.

1882, 11 November.

Administration of the Personal Estate of William Nash late of Edenbridge in the County of Kent.

Innkeeper who died 15 November 1879 at Edenbridge left unadministered by Charlotte Nash Widow the Relict was granted at the Principal Registry under the usual Limitations to Charlotte Harris (Wife of Charles Harris) of Hammerwood near East Grinstead in the County of Sussex the Aunt and Guardian of William Thomas Nash and Emma Nash and Charlotte Nash Spinsters George Nash and Elizabeth Jane Nash and Mary Nash Spinsters Minors and of Charles Nash an Infant the Children and only Next of Kin.

Former Grant Principal Registry December 1879.


Kent & Sussex Courier 02 June 1916.


Colonel Stanley C. Williams, J.P., presided at a meeting of this Tribunal, held at the Station Hotel, Penshurst, on Friday.

S. J. Stupples, 32, licensed victualler. the "Star Inn," Edenbridge. One Month's exemption War Service.


For a time this then operated as a Bric-a-brack shop.


From the By Katie Boyden, 20 December 2017.

The historic Star Inn in Edenbridge could soon be demolished and replaced with offices, flats and townhouses.

The planning application was validated by Sevenoaks District Council earlier this month (December 7).

A planning application has been submitted to demolish an historic pub in Edenbridge and replace it with offices, flats and townhouses as the building is not worth the expense to restore it.

The building, situated on Edenbridge's High Street, is located in the conservation area of the town and is thought to have been built in the mid 1700s.

However, the street frontage was rebuilt in 1906 and the building "has been extended considerably in a piecemeal fashion to the rear".

A report by chartered surveyors found that the building could not be used commercially in its current state, and the cost of work required to bring the building back to a usable standard would cost around 220,000.

The report added: "Whilst contributing to the eclectic mix of properties that form the street scene in this area, it is considered that the building itself is no longer fit for habitation and would cost too much to restore to the point of being usable again.

"Based on these assessments it is considered that the building no longer has a viable use in its current form."

Star Inn plans 2017

This bird's eye view shows how the proposed offices, flats and town houses would fit in amongst the other buildings behind the High Street.

The planning application was validated by Sevenoaks District Council on December 7, and if approved will see The Star Inn knocked down and replaced with a ground floor office with three one-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom apartments above towards the front of the site.

There will also be two three-bedroom three storey town houses built to the rear of the site, with parking for 10 cars including two electric charging parking spaces.

Previous years saw The Star Inn operate as a pub, and then as an eight-bedroom bed and breakfast, until it ceased trading in 2014.

Since then the building has fallen into disrepair, and much of its metalwork including pipework and wiring was stolen.

It is hoped that by providing office space, the development will allow an unusable plot on Edenbridge's High Street to be utilised once more.



SMITH Richard 1861+ (also plumber age 66 in 1861Census)

SMITH Richard Smith & Sons 1862+

SMITH Adelaide (widow) 1871+ (aged 40 in 1871Census)

SMITH Edward 1874+ (also plumber & glazier)

NASH William to 15/Nov/79

NASH William Thomas 1881+ (aged 18 in 1881Census)

NASH William (executors of) 1882+

LEATHER Joseph (brother-in-law) 1882+

ROBINSON Robert 1891-Sept/93 (age 47 in 1891Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

LEWES Henry Sept/1893+ Kent and Sussex Courier

TAYLOR Henry 1901-03+ (age 56 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

ELLIOTT Harry James 1911-13+ (age 34 in 1911Census)


STUPPLES Minnie Mrs 1918+

STUPPLES Sidney Mrs 1922+

BAKER Eli 1930+

BARHAM P 1938+

???? Nicola 2005-15+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier


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