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The Star

The Star, Charmouth

Picture source: Russell Judge


The Star, renamed The Drum and Monkey c. 1980, was situated on The Street, Charmouth and is now a private house and business.

Source: Dave Sampson
The licensee for the period approx summer 1962 to summer 1978 was Trudy Yarker.  When she took over there was only a small public bar with a separate lounge, in effect an adjoining room with no bar counter.  This was opened up in about 1963 to produce one large L shaped bar, but there was no lounge at all from then.  The pub was tied to JC and RH Palmer, Brewers, Bridport. The Star was a good old regulars pub serving Palmers IPA and Best Bitter on draught with two Whiteways ciders in barrels too. These were supplemented by the usual range of bottled Palmers beers and soft drinks and all the top brands of spirits. No meals were provided, but Trudy would make fresh sandwiches to order, ploughman's lunches and pies, the usual pub fare for the day.
Mick Yarker

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Mark Hayden 1978-1983 I lived in Monkton Wyld and worked for M.F.Lake. Spent most of my spare time in this pub, many memories where made from here and although I've moved on I would have loved to come back and see the Star as it was. Miss all my old friends especially Mike Bouwditch, could always drink me under the table, good man. If you remember me please get in touch.