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The Star Inn

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11 Church Road, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8PX, England
+44 1744 882639
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Rainford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

really good food cant beat it, great for a family celebration , and just call for a lunch ,staff very curtisous and friendly, dont rush when deciding what you want, food cooked to perfection

Thank linandalan8
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evening out with friends. This is a busy and popular pub and restaurant so need to book. Good service. Food is decent upper end pub food with some good specials. Had ham hock terrine and cock and bull. Both were tasty and as described. Mains come served with chips which are great in a sharing bowl and vegetables to share.... More 

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New Jersey
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413 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Servers are friendly and efficient. Full service bar. Nice homey decor. Great food! Delicious and the portions are a generous size. I had the lamb keptlecic(sp?) and my husband had the lamb henry. They both are signature dishes were delicious. Portions were huge and we took home doggie bags. Would definitely go back when in the area.

Thank Connie L
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard good things about The Star so decided to give it a try. So glad we did. The place is lovely inside, the staff are really welcoming and friendly and as for the food well I can only describe it as absolutely gorgeous. The starters were lovely, the fish duo on my main was cooked to perfection and the... More 

Thank Darren T
Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has got to be one of the best Sunday dinner's I've had for years. Roast beef dinner was a huge delight, beef was very tender, great roast potatoes served with plenty of veg. Very nicely preseted and hot. Nothing was too much trouble for the ladies who served us, they even went one step further and made neice mashed... More 

Thank Sandal2013
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the star inn on a few occasions and will definitely visiting more often, I love the traditional 'real pub' feel there. The staff are really lovely, and always make you feel welcome. The homemade food is hearty and there is always plenty of it. I can't say I have ever had a bad meal here and would... More 

Thank udegarami
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub took me way back in time. It was clean and tidy but styled how I remember all pubs back in the early 80's when I first started drinking. That's a reflection, not a criticism, I like contemporary personally but my husband loved the reminiscent styling. The menu was traditional gammon, steak, ploughmans etc which delighted my friend... with... More 

Thank donna p
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Fantastic food and service. So much so that I quickly returned and found it repeated my first experience - excellent. Fully accessible with a designated disabled toilet. Good choice of food available.

Thank Susan F
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A friendly welcoming reception from the staff, service was attentive without being pushy. As the restaurant was fully booked we ate in the bar- lounge area, which although fairly busy was comfortable quiet and relaxed. An excellent selection of beers and wines to accompany a varied and interesting menu selection including an outstanding "specials" board. The food arrived hot and... More 

Thank Philip H
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Have not been here for sometime.Was not disappointed at all.We received a very warm and GENUINE welcome from all the staff.Food was always served piping hot still is and a nice mix of vegetables.Loved the mashed carrots they were tdf Won't leave it so long next time.

Thank Lindypoohy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Church Road, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  St Helens  >  Rainford
  • Phone Number: +44 1744 882639

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?