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Turners Old Star

Named after British painter JMW Turner (1775 - 1851) who created the pub from two inherited cottages for his mistress Peggy Booth.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Self Portrait 1799

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"Idiot!" thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fishing in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited him in for a drink. As they sipped their whiskies, the gentleman thought he'd humour the old man and asked "so, how many have you caught today?". "You're the eighth!" he replied, with a wry smile.