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The Star Inn

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High Street, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect place for a lunch. Off the canal we took our dogs in to enjoy great beers, food and chat.

The chalk board in the bar doesn't have food only beers! And they change as you sit there.....a really knowledgeable owner and bar Staff will discuss their beers and seem to be looking for new ones all the time. We wanted some home cooked Ham but it had all gone that morning and the new Ham was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Graham P
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Tadley, United Kingdom
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Tadley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The chalk board in the bar doesn't have food only beers! And they change as you sit there.....a really knowledgeable owner and bar Staff will discuss their beers and seem to be looking for new ones all the time. We wanted some home cooked Ham but it had all gone that morning and the new Ham was still cooking so... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We moored up our canal boat after a morning cruise in the rain and are now sitting in the cosy bar having just enjoyed a delicious lunch. The landlord was really friendly and welcomed us warmly, letting us taste ciders and beers before buying. I had the very tasty Welsh lamb chops and my husband managed the huge horseshoe gammon... More 

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Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went in for a dinner. It is a really nice pub with friendly and helpful staff. Menu is good size and with decent pub food. It is adviced to make reservations

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We cycled for two hours in the rain to reach the way to Talybont on Usk. The Star Inn would have taken our cash had it opened at the advertised time, but I asked someone who had come out to retrieve something from an outhouse five minutes after it should have opened, who said it would be another 15 minutes.... More 

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PA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ate here twice on our recent visit to Talybont on Usk. The menu had enough items that we were able to vary our orders for each night. The food was very good and plentiful, and the pub itself has a lot character, with fires burning on cool evenings. the beer choices are many, including many local brews, and the... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A great selection of cask-conditioned ales at reasonable prices served mainly by friendly staff. Sizeable garden is a sun trap but needs some TLC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A real gem of a place if you look beyond the slightly tired decor and chat to the very friendly staff. Sadly we arrived after a big party of people on an unexpectedly sunny week in Wales so we waited an hour for our food. It was worth the wait though; I had the venison faggots which I can honestly... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We walked from Brecon to Talybont this afternoon. We went to The Star for drinks and desserts. When I went to the bar to order the barman questioned if we had eaten there. ( I see this happened to another reviewer) We just wanted desserts and drinks as we had eaten else where as they don't serve food between 2pm... More 

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London UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Star Inn is an excellent local pub, very friendly and welcoming. Several excellent bitters including Brecon Six Peaks and Wye Valley. Excellent evening meals too. Highly recommended,

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We had another lovely meal in this quaint pub recently and were not disappointed. The pulled ham with poached egg to start was excellent as was the steak for the main. Ian and his staff are very attentive and look after you from the moment you walk in. It is a quite and comfortable pub to visit with a vast... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Cuisine: Pub

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