Monday: 12:00 - 3:00, 5:00 - 11:30
Tuesday: 12:00 - 3:00, 5:00 - 11:30
Wednesday: 12:00 - 11:30
Thursday: 12:00 - 11:30
Friday: 12:00 - 11:30
Saturday: 2:00 - 11:30
Sunday: 2:00 - 11:00
“ A great little pub for lunch, afternoon or evenings. You can bring your own food or pick something up from the deli next door and enjoy a decent beer in a friendly atmosphere and sunny aspect. The evenings are worth checking out as there are regular events and music nights. Highly recommended! ”
Saturday, May 04 2013, 9:36AM
Welcome to The Star!
Located in Dorking, we are an intimate little pub concentrating on serving real ales, quality lagers and great wines.
Visit us to enjoy a different pub experience! We offer traditional pub culture at its very best. Our pub is arty and relaxed with local artists’ work hanging on the walls. We have created a vibrant cultural centre for people in which to explore their creativity and enjoy pub entertainment with a difference. We regularly hold vinyl nights allowing customers to listen to mellow, crackly black records, and we also hold open mic nights which attract musicians and live music fans from around Surrey and beyond.
At the pumps we serve Green King IPA, Morland Old Speckled Hen and a guest beer, Guinness, Fosters, Strongbow, Magners and a selection of wines and cocktails. We have no kitchen at The Star but we like you to bring in your own food whether it is a sandwich at lunch or Chinese, Indian or Pizza at lunch.
Visit our website for more details or call us on 01306 770406.
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Saturday, May 04 2013, 9:36AM
“A great little pub for lunch, afternoon or evenings. You can bring your own food or pick something up from the deli next door and enjoy a decent beer in a friendly atmosphere and sunny aspect. The evenings are worth checking out as there are regular events and music nights. Highly recommended!”Report
Tuesday, April 30 2013, 7:45AM
“The views from the 'stunning terrace' on a Friday afternoon as the commuters battle their way home are a delight and to see those weary travellers cast an envious glance at those of us lucky enough to have secured a sunny seat over looking the South Downs is a weekend treat not to be missed - a genuine pub with genuine staff and appreciative customers - long live the independently run pub and down with the breweries that are closing so many popular boozers :-)”Report
Sunday, April 28 2013, 2:44PM
“The Star Public House in Dorking, quite what to say...? A truly unique gem set perfectly in the heart of the Surrey Hills, the Star delivers what so many others aspire to, but ultimately fall short of - a tightly knitted, warm spirited community, open to strangers and kind to their friends. The Star offers something to pretty much everyone. A quiet pint, a lively chat, folk music or electro-pop, verses from The Bard, lines from Shelly, local talent, global voices; You will see it, hear it, think it, and feel it, all in a few square yards. The Star might not be big, but it certainly punches well above its weight. So please, I urge you, discover it for yourself... follow The Star...!”Report
Sunday, April 28 2013, 1:56PM
“This is a great little pub with fabulous staff and a lovely welcoming way. They also offer great interesting and quirky nights such as vinyl night (where you can bring your own records and take turns entertaining the pub) and the monthly pub quiz (where Ian might even get his Theremin out for you for the music round!). Highly recommended.”Report
Saturday, April 27 2013, 2:20PM
“Was it not the Bard that stated in his 1602 offering Troilus and Cressida: "Welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing." This sums up the feeling of many guest at this wonderful little hostelry as they wend their weary way after an evening of stouts, ales, porters and pink gin. But, dear reader, neither sighs of regret nor those of loneliness, but those of deep and profound satisfaction.
Perhaps the lilt of folk music drifting into the night or the crackle of needle on vinyl sends your heart into paroxysms of revery. The joy of new company well met and a liberal attitude to food brought in from the local purveyor of heavily spiced south asian foodstuffs also may provide necessary stimulation to those wearied by the rigors of the modern world.
Perhaps I'm talking total bo**ocks, but take my word for it that this is a 5 star pub.”
Saturday, April 27 2013, 2:07PM
“I wish I lived in Dorking still.”Report
Saturday, March 31 2012, 12:53PM
“The Star ~ the best pub in Dorking ......... by far!!
It may be the smallest pub in town but it has the biggest heart.
Always a friendly face and an interesting character to talk to. A very relaxed, chilled out atmosphere with a Bohemian vibe. The staff are very attentive and the Guinness is delicious.
Full of different, creative ideas which make this little gem extra special. The staff and regulars recently put on a panto which was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time!
Every Wednesday is Vinyl Night where you can take along your records and play them on the retro turntable .... Anything goes ~ which sums up The Star very nicely.
Go see for yourself!”
Friday, March 30 2012, 10:33PM
“Totally cool vibe and has become a cultural focus - a brilliant and inspired place”Report
Friday, March 30 2012, 9:55PM
“You'll have to fight your way past the locals to get to the bar :). I love it and I always feel welcome. There is always something going on and it's different to your usual local. It's just a great pub!”Report
Saturday, March 17 2012, 4:57PM
“I found myself driving through the charming Surrey town of Dorking this afternoon and espied a pub located on West Street. On finding that I could park the motor conveniently close, I parked, took it out of gear and then employed the handbrake. After turning off the ignition and dismounting I realised that I would have to cross the aforesaid West Street, a pretty little road which is home to many antique dealers.
After crossing the road and negotiating some road works barriers, and having passed an amusing blackboard standing upon the pavement, I found myself outside the one of two entrances. Choosing the first, I entered the quaint building.
I was immediately stuck by the decor, bare wooden floors, mostly neutral colours counterpoised by paintings and sculptures of a somewhat avant garde nature.
Music from the seventies was being played, and I smiled inwardly as I remember bantering with my pupils back in those days that this was not really music!
The Star does not sell food, but I understand that one is allowed to bring one's own. No matter, I chose a packet of Wotsits to accompany my Guinness. They arrived in a charming blue and yellow bag which was delightfully easy to open. The Guinness was delightful.”