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The Star Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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High Street, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have visited Talybont-on-Usk in January/February for the past three years and always had a family catch up meal at the Star Inn. This year the pub is under new ownership and whilst in previous years the food was always good the new owners provide excellent home-cooked food. The menu isn't extensive which is a good sign as they seem... More 

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2 Thank Claire R
Washington DC
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Suggest using the entrance from the street as the one from the canal is a little dingy, but once inside, it is clearly where the locals hangout. Staff at the bar were friendly. We went for dinner and they had some nice choices. The lamb chops were great, the monkfish a little less so. They were actually fish nuggets, but... More 

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Thank lee510
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Local pub serving great food. On main road and parking restricted but well worth the while once inside.

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Thank Stuart P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Been going to The Star Inn on and off for years. It's not changed that much, and I am glad. Okay, it good do with a bit of TLC, but the beer is great. The food is on the pricey side, but it's no frills, but BIG portions. Great if you been out walking the Beacons all day.

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Thank WeAllLoveBooze
Hereford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went in, as we had arranged to meet friends there. The rear entrance via the garden, with a view to choosing a table, as we were early, around 12.10pm. Some of the paintwork inside the back door was grubby, and the smell from the cellar was not good. before we got a chance to explain (we were looking out... More 

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Thank 501rayf
Wales
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Nice country pub, good welcome, excellent range of beers, canalside garden, could do with a bit of a refurb inside looking a bit tired.

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Thank Ianto999
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Cosy and traditional is the way I would describe the Star, like the good old 'locals' used to be. I wouldn't describe it as 'run down', more well used but with lovely old and solid furnishings. If you want to enjoy a good pint near the canal then this is one of many good options and personally speaking, I like... More 

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Thank gomms13
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Very nice food to complete a nice evening in Talybont. Free wifi and reasonable prices. Book a table in advance

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1 Thank michaelsykes1232016
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stopped off mid walk at this little pub in the village to have lunch. We made it just in time before food orders stopped at 2.30. The bar person was very accommodating and helpful. We brought the dog and sat in the garden to enjoy the sunshine. The food was great quality, we really loved the local welsh lamb... More 

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1 Thank Clearshell
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The pub is filthy, dirty and run down with sticky furniture. The menu is tiny and unimaginative, the meals are shockingly disgusting. There is a large selection of beers but they are so badly kept most are undrinkable. If you do have a trip to Talybont-on-Usk go to the White Hart Inn next door.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Talybont-on-Usk

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