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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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We visited on out first night in the area and as it was so good ended up there the 3 nights our stay. Fantastic fresh good. We managed to work our way through the menu in 3 days and didn't find anything less than delicious! Service was brilliant and even when they were short staffed went out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Laura058
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Birmingham
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Birmingham
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited on out first night in the area and as it was so good ended up there the 3 nights our stay. Fantastic fresh good. We managed to work our way through the menu in 3 days and didn't find anything less than delicious! Service was brilliant and even when they were short staffed went out of their way... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Better than average pub food, huge portions, good choice, locally sourced produce, friendly service. Wide selection of real ales, well kept and served. Have visited several times whilst on holiday and been impressed each time. Well worth a visit, but you may need to book, it is quite a small pub and is very busy - canal mooring nearby.

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Reading
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On a quiet early weekday evening we waited ages for food and had to ask 3 times for water. Portions very small, food average.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We've eaten here a few times over the last 4 years or so, and we always have a good meal, no matter how busy they are (it seems to go from busy to extremely busy, never quiet!). We find that this type of consistency and quality is rare, therefore really appreciate it. My husband had the swordfish last night which... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Called in after a walk along the River Usk and the Brecon canal. Great fish and chips and good desserts as well. Friendly staff.

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Exminster, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was a Thursday night and the pub had a booking of a large group of marines so we were advised to come early. Our starters were delicious and plentiful. Duck salad and pork croquettes. The venison was superb, the stuffed aubergine a little chewy but tasty. The food arriving at other tables all looked good. Our only complaint was... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Star is a country pub situated in Talybont On Usk a few miles from Brecon. It overlooks the River Usk and is overlooked by the Brecon Newport Canal. A genuine rural Inn hosted brilliantly by Ian and family to provide lovely food, a great atmosphere, and excellent beers to all and sundry...... When wanting to get out of Brecon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just spent four days camping/ caravanning at talybont farm site, all clean n tidy shower block etc, 200 mtrs from pub and had a brilliant weekend sampling the delights of ales from all over the country. Friendly pub near canal and river 😀

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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  • 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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