John Clerihue - innkeeper at The Star and Garter

John Clerihue

Died Apr 14, 1769


Sometime vintner and owner of The Star and Garter in Writer's Court, Edinburgh, which was apparently "a favourite resort of the magistrates and town councillors"1 and of the lawyers as well.2. The pub was even mentioned in Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering

Life with Boswell: 

In his journal for February 5, 1767 Boswell reported going to Clerihue's (i.e. The Star and Garter) to meet with William Wilson and "Bryce, a client".