John Clerihue - innkeeper at The Star and Garter

Personal data

Died April 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

  • 1. See Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, volume 1, p. 187 of the six-volume edition
  • 2. Footnote to entry February 5, 1767 in [BSW]
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".