Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Star Inn 10th anniversary

The tenth anniversary of The Star re-opening under new owner Peter Elvin was celebrated with a toast from regulars and a presentation from the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

When Pete bought the premises in 1999 the pub had been closed, with owner Ushers selling off its estate. Since then it has gone on become a hugely popular drinker's pub, with the emhpasis on an ever-changing range of five or six real ales. And, of course, these days a majority of those beers are from the brewery at the back of the pub, run under the name of The Penzance Brewing Company. This is a true community village pub, where conversation reigns - no sports screens or loud music here.

The CAMRA presentation, incidentally, was to mark Potion No 9's success at Falmouth Beer Festival, where it won the golden beers class and was runner-up champion Cornish beer. Pete is pictured below with the certificates.