Until it was converted into an inn in 1814 the Star was a private residence. At one stage it belonged to Richard Grieve. His son George Grieve (1748–1809) had an interesting life, which included a prominent role in the French Revolution. See Wikipedia.
The Star Inn operated from 1814 until it was destroyed by fire in 1891. It was rebuilt, but demolished in 1939 to build a new Post Office on Fenkle Street. In the 1870s the mail coach for Wooler left the Star Inn at 8:00 a.m.