It was renamed Hop Pickers in 1996, at the corner of Church road and Benedict road. It was closed and demolished in around 2003.
Mitcham pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Surrey
Residents at this address
1881/Emanuel Booty/Beer House Keeper/44/Eaton, Norfolk/Census
1881/Elizabeth Booty/Wife/44/Oxford, Suffolk/Census
1881/Richard Haycock/Boarder, Floor Cloth Printer/45/New Kent Road, Surrey/Census
1881/Sophis Haycock/Wife/42/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/Edward Staines/Beer House Keeper/61/Hockley, Essex/Census
1911/Rosanna Staines/Daughter/19/Teynham, Kent/Census
1911/Ernest Frederick Staines/Son/7/Wilmington, Kent/Census
1913/Edward Staines, beer reteailer, 39 Church Road/../../Kelly’s Directory
1928/William Charles Kemp, The Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Electoral register
1928/Ada Kemp, The Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Electoral register
1928/Harry Kemp, The Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Electoral register
1928/Alice Kemp, The Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Electoral register
1933/William Charles Kemp, Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Electoral register
1933/Ada Kemp, Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Electoral register
1937/William Charles Kemp, Star, 39 Church road, Mitcham/../../Kelly’s Directory
In 1939, at the Star Hotel, 39 Church road, Mitcham, we have listed William C Kemp, a Licensed Victualler, born 22 Feb 1888 and married to Ada S Kemp, Unpaid Domestic Duties, born 06 Sep 1881.
My late Auntie Winnie (nee Winifred May Burn) and her husband, William Charles Kemp, used to run the Star. Their marriage certificate shows them both at The Star and the date of their marriage was 1 January 1942. Sadly Auntie Winnie died in my home town of Blackburn in 1960. I have no idea what happened to William (Bill I think he was known as), but he was considerably older and a widower when they married. My mother was younger than Auntie Winnie and used to tell me that Winnie was at one time a "hostess" in London! *
* Provided by Sylvia.