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The Star Inn

High Street | Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent food served at the Star. Steaks are exceptional and the onion rings are massive. Been here as a family with a toddler and they are very helpful and are family friendly.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Loved this pub, which was a 40 minute canal side walk from Pencelli Castle campsite. For a pub seemingly in the middle of nowhere it was always busy with drinkers and diners. Tourists and locals. If you're an ale fan you'll love it. They have a super selection that changes daily 'when the barrels empty, that's it' as it was... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited on a Monday night for dinner, didn't expect it to be so busy but that just shows what a popular little place it is! Had to wait about half an hour for a table but it was worth the wait!! I had the steak and ale pie and it was huge! Even better the quality... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My partner and myself had a lovely meal here and the staff made you feel very welcome and at home. The live music was also a nice addition and added to the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a lovely meal - 2 adults and 2 children for lunch midweek. Food was freshly cooked and superb and the service very friendly. However, it took an hour for our food to arrive and it wasn't busy at the time. Apparently it takes this long to cook the children's steak pie - would have been okay if we... More

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Brilley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is an absolute gem. Inside it has been lovingly kept as a proper old-fashioned pub. It hasn't been revamped so that it's not the tarted up commercial "gastropub" that one finds all too often now. The food is truly excellent. Not a big choice because everything is cooked to order so be prepared to wait if they're busy. Well-behaved... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There may be a wait, yet beer / cider selection great, food delicious on par with the great ones, just chill enjoy the ambience, beer & the friendly locals. No rushing here xxx

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england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lively atmosphere, really friendly staff and such wonderful food. The menu is creative- I had the most amazing halibut cheeks in a tempura batter as a starter

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Several of us ate there at one sitting, the lamb was brill, but the smaller pie and chips eaten by two of our party were very dry and pretty ghastly. Most of the basket contents were discarded. They could have been more moist and thus edible because the baskets were plastic and therefore wouldn't leak.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As on the canal you can moor up right outside although we chose to be down stream in the wooded area. The food was so good, vey tasty and arrived very quickly even tho the football was on in the next room.

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