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The Star Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pub, Bar, Welsh
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Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales (Formerly The Star Inn Mamhilad Pontypool Torfaen)
+44 1495 785319
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Torfaen, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten twice at the Star Inn over the last month - an evening meal and a Sunday Lunch. On both occasions the pub was busy and had a great atmosphere with people of all ages. The Star Inn is a traditional country pub a million miles away from the bland soul less chains that dominate towns and cities.... More 

Thank Speedofasloth
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked through the door after visiting this little gem!! We went for a lovely family meal, what can I say friendly and welcoming- nothing was too much trouble. Such a comfortable and warming atmosphere, food was stunning and plenty of it. Will definitely be visiting again, sometimes we don't realise what's on our doorstep. I would 100% recommend a... More 

Thank DNEE4
Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Saturday with family. Very lovely atmosphere and so welcoming. Food was delicious and prices were great. Worth mentioning the two young men who waited on us - so helpful and gave a faultless service. Will be returning, thank you.

Thank Kayleigh B
Newport, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

After an energetic walk we were ready for a hot meal and a drink. My husband had the mediterranean roasted veg pie with feta cheese, I had the lamb and redcurrant pie. Both were delicious, well prepared and presented. The portions were generous. The staff were friendly and attentive. This is a true country pub with an open fire, warm... More 

Thank Gillian S
Newport, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Our walking group made our way to The Star inn walking from Pontypool basis along the Canal. The landlady lit a lovely open fire for us as she had just opened at noon.we had great real pub food and a fantastic choice of real ales. We have visited the Star on a few occasions and will continue to do so.

Thank jimpilgrim
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We went to The Star Inn with some friends. It was our first visit and it certainly won't be our last. The food was amazing, well cooked and hot. The boy who served us was so friendly and helpful. Have already booked with family for a meal before Christmas.

Thank Mragaret S
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Good friendly no nonsense local. Warm inviting pub with a good range of ales. Good food at reasonable prices and attentive staff. Log fire and dog friendly. All a pub should be.

1 Thank John R
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent meals. They catered for our large family including children wonderfully. Lovely pub run by lovely people. Can't wait to go again.

1 Thank Marrygold24
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited last Sunday and booked last minute for a group of us and we had a very good lunch, the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. There were generous portions of food at a very reasonable price, will go back again. One of the children eating with us said the chocolate pudding was the best thing ever!

Thank BigAlDavies
Midland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We found the Star Inn by chance, while on a week visit to Wales from the U.S. We had the English roast beef with Yorkshire pudding Sunday dinner and it was the best we had all week. The atmosphere was very friendly with locals we enjoyed talking to. We don't visit a country to just see tourist like us, we... More 

Thank Barbara J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Pub, Bar, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales (Formerly The Star Inn Mamhilad Pontypool Torfaen)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 785319
WE ARE A FAMILY RUN, CHILD AND DOG FRIENDLY COUNTRY PUB. We offer choice of 4 real ales, a smooth ale, 4 lagers (2 premium) and 3 ciders on tap with a good variety of bottled ciders, soft drinks and alcohol free lager. Our food dose not claim to win prizes, but its good quality, good portion size, and freshly cooked (and it won't break the bank) so some times a small wait is inevitable but hopefully worth it. The atmosphere is warm welcoming and cosy with a wood burner one end and an open fire the other which we light when its miserable and cold outside which is most of the year. The pub is open from 12 noon every day all day, and closes around 10pm in the week, then around 12pm weekends. Sunday and Monday we serve food 12pm till-3pm ONLY (no evening meals) Every other day its 12pm till 2pm then 6pm till 8.30pm looking forward to seeing you Soon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?