Star Of The East

Greater London East - Poplar

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

805a Commercial Road
Poplar, Limehouse
E14 7HG

Tel: (020) 7537 4373

Email: info.staroftheeast@oldspotpubco.com

Website https://thestaroftheeast.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Limehouse

Station Distance: 800m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Limehouse) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

UPDATE 2020.

A refurbishment has recently been carried out which requires a re-assessment.

Please note - the description is one written before the recent changes.


A three-storey pub with fine exterior of brick and tiles with stone filled tympana under Gothic arches with roundels containing masks and ‘The Star of the East’ cut into a glazed stone fascia. On the front left of the building is a (disused) shop that was possibly an off sales shop originally? Now a single large room interior it has an inter-war panelled bar counter but the bar back appears to be modern (possibly the columns / spindles are old?). The items of interest are the series of colourful coats of arms painted in half moons with much gilding just below the ceiling on the right hand wall and on the last remaining piece of wall – 4 on the right (which are all different) and 5 facing the front (four of the five are identical). Above each half moon are sculpted heads of past kings and queens hanging above them such as Queen Elizabeth I. On the right hand wall are plain mirrors in bays separated by pilasters with good capitals painted gold. The fireplace here has a modern tiled surround. The room narrows and on the rear right is a good inter-war tiled and wood surround fireplace (not used). A wall at the rear has been removed to create an area for a pool table where these is a large part slate / part wood ‘Wm. Youngers & Co Ltd 60/- Bitter Ale on Draught’ sign.

UPDATE 2020.

A refurbishment has recently been carried out which requires a re-assessment.

Please note - the description is one written before the recent changes.


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