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Sat right on the water’s edge, this laid-back, Victorian-era venue in Putney is a go-to riverside bar for afterwork groups, parties and weekend get-togethers. The menu is heavy on snacks and sharing platters, with the French cheese platters (selected from the walk-in cheese room) being of particular note. Expect a board heaving with Gallic big-hitters and biscuits, plum chutney, quince paste, grapes, figs and almonds. Otherwise, charcuterie boards, homemade Scotch eggs and three types of sausage roll keep hunger at bay during a drinking session. Choose from a list of 35 premium gins and tempting tonics (which are two-for-one Monday–Friday from 5–8pm), plus a decent wine list, all of which capably fuel Saturday’s DJ night.


Located in Putney with a view across the Thames, the Star and Garter offers a space in which to host formal and informal parties, banquet dinners, conferences, Christmas parties and weddings. 

The River Bar boasts a good selection of world beers, spirits and wines, as well as cheese and charcuterie straight from the walk-in maturing room, and is available for groups of up to 60 people. The Cellar Bar boasts its own bar and dance floor and can accommodate 90, whilte the first-floor Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 standing and 120 for banquet dining. Featuring a 30-foot ceiling, private bar and art deco stage, this bright space is suited to weddings and large parties.


Originally built in the Victorian era the Ballroom, located on the first floor, is an impressive space. passing under the chandelier you ascend the winding staircase to enter this impressive space. With its thirty foot high ceilings, ornate plasterwork and breath taking views over the river, the room benefits from lots of natural daylight and has a light and spacious feel. Additionally the space is completely self-contained and includes its own private bar and bathrooms and is exclusive to your guests. The Ballroom is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies between the hours of 8am - 6pm every day of the week, including Sundays.


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
18 after 8pm
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 00:00
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12:00 01:00
12:00 22:30


The Star and Garter
4 Lower Richmond Road, London, SW15 1JN

South London

Nearest station:
Putney Bridge (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.50
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.10
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.50
Cocktail £9.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.60
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.75
Bottle of House Wine £18.50
Bottle of Champagne £37.50
Jaeger Bomb £5.00


Main Menu Download

This venue serves Bar Snacks and European food.

A word from the chef:
In our main bar choose from smaller dishes and cheese and charcuterie during the week. We also do delicious Sunday roasts! Our private rooms, and semi private spaces can pre-order other dishes from our extensive menu.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Ballroom Venue Hire 124 200 £650 N/A £2000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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I had a really great evening and the complimentary Prosscco was a lovely touch. The team were super and really helpful. The only thing was the the music was quite loud. Thanks heaps otherwise! Visited The Star and Garter on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018

Not what we expected... No dinner menu as stated on Internet sites. Very noisy. Did not stay long. Visited The Star and Garter on 2018-01-13

Reply from The Star and Garter

Dear Customer, Thank you for your recent visit at the Star and Garter and your feedback. Our websites only states our Event Menus as we do not serve food in the Main bar apart from our Meat and Cheese Room. We hope you will visit us in the near future on another occasion. Thank you, The Management
by on January 15th, 2018

Had a wonderful evening celebrating my 30th! I hired the cellar bar function room and would highly recommend! All my guests loved the venue! The staff and food were all amazing! Thank you! Visited The Star and Garter on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018

we had our office Christmas party in the ballroom for the third year running and were delighted both with the venue, the staff and the value for money. Many thanks to the whole team Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-12-18
by on December 19th, 2017

Excellent service. Thank you for looking after us so well. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-12-14
by on December 15th, 2017

they did a brilliant job !! thank you dora Jordan abi - we will be back - cheers !! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-12-13
by on December 14th, 2017

Great venue for a drinks party. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017

Great venue, really beautiful. Staff were incredibly helpful and made our wedding party incredibly special, would definitely recommend! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017

We had a fantastic event at the Star & Garter Ballroom. The room was beautifully decorated for the holidays, the canapés were delicious and generous in size, the service was helpful, polite and efficient at all times. Faultless! We've had so many positive comments. Thank you very much to Dora for organising and Fred and the staff on the night. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-11-30
by on December 2nd, 2017

Impeccable service, and great venue!! Thank you so much to all the staff there yesterday Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-11-26
by on November 27th, 2017

Great night. Staff were great and food was lovely . Perfect venue x Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-11-24
by on November 25th, 2017

Perfect place for a 21st birthday Party!! Recently held my daughter's 21st in the Cellar Bar and couldn't fault it. The staff were amazing and extremely helpful and organised, the space was perfect with an upper level seating area and lower level bar and dance area - ideal for parties with older family members and younger friends. Easily accessible via public transport for drinkers and right on the river. Couldn't fault it and would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone.
by on November 19th, 2017

Outstanding service!! I held a birthday party for my 16yr old twins, and we had every need meet. So very helpful and polite. I can’t thank them enough for making their night as special as it was!!! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-11-17
by on November 19th, 2017

The communication and planning prior to the event was good and the team seemed very professional. The room was great for a smart event, and the service and food etc. was spot on. I totally recommend using this venue for a celebration. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-11-10
by on November 13th, 2017

Had a fantastic evening/night celebrating my 60th birthday in the Ballroom with 125 family and friends. Many thanks to Dora for helping me with planning for the event and also the staff on the night who were very attentive and accommodating. My guests were very complimentary about the venue and it’s superb location and also the food. I can thoroughly recommend this venue. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-10-21
by on October 29th, 2017

Star and Garter organised a brilliant gin tea party and tasting for my 30th Birthday. We found out lots about gin, it was really enjoyable and the food and drink were delicious! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-10-21
by on October 22nd, 2017

not a review exactly.. My grandfather James Carroll was the proprietor of The Star and Garter at Putney bridge from the 1940s until the mid 1960s. I am wondering if you have any leads on making contacts with family members, e.g.. John or Susan Carroll who I believe live in the Manchester area but may have visited the pub at some point. I visited the pub in 1993 but obviously there have been a lot of changes since then. Hoping you can pass on any information. Thank you for any help Mary Jane Carroll, Peterborough, Ontario, canada.
by on October 11th, 2017
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Staff were fantastic, I was throwing my 30th party there and they were very helpful and supportive. Great evening had by all. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017

The staff very helpful. Food delicious. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-09-24
by on September 25th, 2017

Staff were fabulous, really helped on the prep and great on the night, thank you! Food was tasty and good value but the stars of the night are the view of the river with the sun setting on the opposite bank and fabulous music to dance the night away. Thank you Mr DJ....... Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017

I hired the cellar bar for my 30th on the evening of the 26th August. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the room was just perfect. Thank you so much for making it a night to remember. From fantastic food, deals for the drinks and just on hand to help with anything - definitely recommend star and garter as a party venue!! Thank you so much!! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-08-26
by on September 3rd, 2017

Great food and wonderful service when celebrating my 30th! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-08-12
by on September 1st, 2017

Brilliant evening. The vibe was really relaxed and perfect for relaxed drinks with friends. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-08-10
by on August 11th, 2017

Excellent Birthday Party. Staff extremely pleasant and attentive. All guests enjoyed themselves and were most impressed and grateful. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff involved, particularly Abbey. I will certainly recommend The Star & Garter to all my friends. There were many locals from Putney attending who will also pass on their recommendations. Thank you, Roger Burgess Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-08-05
by on August 6th, 2017

Booked Star and Garter Cellar Bar for my daughters 21st birthday celebration. We had a fantastic night with brilliant attentive staff! Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-07-22
by on July 28th, 2017

From Booking to the actual Retirement event , the process was easy and helpful. Many thanks to Dora, Abbie and Freddie for making the party so enjoyable. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-07-14
by on July 15th, 2017

The Star & Garter have hosted PGT Reels - a Scottish reeling (dance) society - throughout the spring and have been incredibly accommodating, friendly hosts. We really appreciate all of their help in making our events a success. Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-06-01
by on June 2nd, 2017

We always enjoy our time in Star & Garter, great venue, fab views, helpful staff... Visited The Star and Garter on 2017-05-31
by on June 1st, 2017

What a wonderful venue! The room looked really lovely on the night and the size of the ballroom perfectly fit our 100 person wedding party. Most importantly, all staff members were helpful and accommodating throughout our interactions with them; Dora was attentive to all emails and requests before the event, during the night Karel was very hands-on and preempted situations like an experienced professional and all other bar staff and servers were efficient, friendly and hardworking. Though we didn't order a full sit down meal, the canapés, sharing platters and cheese tower which we ate were all delicious. I would highly recommended the Star and Garter as a venue and would have no hesitation using them again.
by on December 29th, 2016

Absolutely love this place!! Came in on the Oxford Cambridege boat race day this year and the whole venue had a great atmosphere. They had so much going on event wise with bands and dj's etc. Staff are very friendly and efficient, despite the hundreds of people there, never had to wait long at a bar and everybody was always smiling. I would highly recommend this place, they certainly seem to know how to throw a good party!
by on April 16th, 2015

really classy place! perfect for cheese and wine tasting and a really helpful staff!
by on January 1st, 1970

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