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Rhythm + Blues
Built For Comfort emerged from the ashes of Swindon based, The Hot Tamales in July 2002. Founder members Alec Adams and Bill Jones were joined by Phil Tait on drums, Chris Goddard on bass and John Ingleson on guitar.
Bill and Alec had met in the summer of 2000 when Alec was seeking harmonica lessons. Bill knew Chris from many years of playing together in The Vindaloo Brothers, Phil was a chance encounter from working with a TV leasing company and John answered a local advert by the boys for a guitarist. And then the story began. By the summer of 2004 the band had played over 65 gigs together, averaging about one a week.
Now, over a decade and hundreds of gigs later, Built For Comfort have turned into one of the tightest, rocking Rhythm and Blues outfits on the circuit today! The recent addition of Blues guitar maestro Michael King on guitar and Simon Needler on Hammond organ and piano have added a new dimension to the band. Little wonder they wow audiences wherever they play!
Built For Comfort have supported among others Wilco Johnson, Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes and Ben Waters.
This friendly pub has been serving ales since at least 1572 to tourists and locals alike. This historical little gem was the inspiration for the White Star shipping line and there are various items of Titanic memorabilia on view around the pub.
Sky and BT Sport ensure all sports fans are kept happy with an easy view to a screen from any point in the pub. There is also a screen in our enclosed suntrap garden but watch out for the “gorillas” in the undergrowth!
The Star is not just about sport though, it is also a well-known live music venue with bands and offers theme nights most weekends along with the ever popular Sunday night quiz
Foodies are well catered for at lunchtimes with a variety of homemade specials and an extensive pub menu complemented by the wide range accompanying beverages.
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