The Star

17 Church Street, Godalming, Surrey, England

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Puzzled at classification as Irish. Beer.

This session is the descendant of those at the Ram Ciderhouse, going back some thirty years. Has English, Morris, blues, bits of rock and roll, Americana, skiffle on occasion, etc and indeed an Irish element. Depends who is there on the night.

Pub has been taken in hand by owner - was previously managed -so refurbishment understood start Tuesday 14th to accomodate Monday’s session. Now has a more interesting range of beer, albeit a strong GK base.


Well I submitted the session, but I didn’t give it any particular classification. In fact, I didn’t know you could and I can’t see where it’s classified as irish. Of course, I’m trying to introduce a few more irish tunes myself as that’s largely what I happen to know, but I’m learning lots of english tunes just by turning up. And they have loads of different ciders. None of which need to be enjoyed ‘over ice’.

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In anser to Neil C

Have to put a face to you, sometime

The ‘irish’ classification was what Google thought site was, when I looked for ‘Star Godalming’

Hey ho.

May get there next Monday with a bit of luck.

Wednesdays have moved to the Red Lion

And highly recommended the Red Lion is too.

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Red Lion is no more

not just the session, but the pub itself! Wednesday’s are now in the Richmond Arms.

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Monday’s going strong

The smoking ban seems to have brought back a number of people, and last nights Monday session was a corker.

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Still going (strong?)

This session is still alive and sometimes well…. could do with a few more turning up sometimes though. If you’re in the area of a Monday please drop in 🙂

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Going strong

Every Monday 9pm - and a growing set of regulars for English, Irish, Scottish and anything else that takes the fancy of the musicians and singers. One of the most welcoming sessions you’ll find.

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The Star Mondays from March 2020 - zoom session for musicians - numbers limited

Enquiries to with Kevin Gorton

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How does one contact Kevin Gorton?

Weekly on Zoom ‘The Star’ Monday Sessions and ‘Leathern Bottle’ Thursday sessions

Now two sessions a week
Email Kevin Gorton for access:
Monday session can be busy - more space on Thursday.

We take turns to lead tunes, others mute sound to accommodate time delays.

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The Star

Weekly session from 8pm English, Irish, French, Scandi, bit of everything really.