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The Star Bar

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$4 - $17
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.6 miles from The Rock of Gibraltar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest bar in Gibraltar is surprisingly modern. Lovely little terrace to front. Angela served us - she is from South Africa and delightful. Interesting menu includes tapas style dishes but we had lunch booked elsewhere and only called in for drinks. She recommended a rosemary...infused gin which was served with fever tree tonic. Wonderful botanics!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a nice location just off Main Street. Service was efficient & friendly. No Bushey Gibraltan beer in stock. Understandable given it’s small batch. However having only one lager on draught (the mass produced Heineken) and having that out of stock? Inexcusable for a pub!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 9, 2021

We ask the attendant if we can sit, and she ignored us... so we leave. It seams only a few people i Gibraltar want us to spend money. We were thinking to dinner in Gibraltar but we became to eat in Spain.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Visited this morning and once again welcomed by friendly staff. We had 3 different breakfasts and all where perfect. When working over here becomes my handy office.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

Lovely little bar for a coffee in the day and evening drinks with very good friendly service.in the middle of town so very handy for a pit stop.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 16, 2021 via mobile

Although this quaint little bar has undergone a 360 transformation, it still has the pull of old and a visit to Gibraltar wouldn't be the same without a visit to the oldest bar on the Rock. With the effervescent Paco leading from the front and...a hearty menu, it was well worth the visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed December 22, 2019

Visited here 6th Nov 2019 and it seemed perfectly ok to begin with. My partner and I had drinks and a meal. My partner was feeling a little unwell and went home before me. (Not in any way linked to the great food and drink...we had.) There was a champions league game on TV involving Tottenham which I could easily gather is the pub's favourite team. No problem at all as it was a cracking atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike joined in the jubilation of Spurs winning the game. After the match around 10;30 maybe 10;45 the bar started to empty and a little while later by around 11, I was the only customer left in the bar. I was making polite conversation with the barman and I remember he was training up a young bartender, giving her instructions, etc. I asked at around 11;10, if I could order one more beer before going to my guest house. I was told extremely plainly that the pub was closing and the guy proceeded to walk to the door, open it and by his actions make it quite clear that I was to leave the premises. I am 45, well travelled and have never experienced such behaviour. One minute I was asking politely for a drink and the next minute it felt like I was tossed onto the streets. It was done very abruptly without any respect for the custom I had given. All I know he is Hungarian and that does not imply anything other than that he was a very rude person regardless of his nationality.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Cristian U, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2019

Dear evertonnut, We sincerely apologize for your bad experience with our customer service. We greatly appreciate you bringing this to our attention & I would like to assure you that we will be investigating this incident. Thank you for your invaluable feedback. Kindest regards, Cristian

Reviewed October 26, 2019

Had breakfast on several occasions, they open at 8am and have a good breakfast choice including vegetarian. Staff were great.

Date of visit: October 2019
Cristian U, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Many thanks for the great review! We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your breakfast visits :)

Reviewed October 25, 2019

I go here now and again for a coffee and dessert, so I can say I like the place. I like the staff and I like the décor. I like that the staff are attentive and want to please. However, today I ordered a plate...of Cheesy Chips, and a drink. I was so disappointed with the Cheesy Chips. I think(!) they had been previously cooked and when I ordered them they put them in an oven or under a grill and heated them up. The result was that they were hard and literally shattered when forked, the extremes of them was browned to almost burnt. And disappointingly there was a distinct lack of cheese (I put more cheese on my mousetrap at home) and it was rock hard. I ate three or four chips and gave up. Admittedly the member of staff removed the plate and did not charge me for it. Strangely enough he never bothered to ask me what was wrong with the dish. Hence me letting them know via the medium of TA. Picture provided.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Cristian U, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

We sincerely apologize for this Steve! The chips look very bad and anyone can see that... it was an honest mistake of our kitchen team. I've shared your review with the entire team and we will make sure this doesn't happen again! Thank you very...More

Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

A wee gem that is great to have meetings especially with great friends and great friendly staff and great coffee!

Date of visit: August 2019
Cristian U, Guest Relations Manager at The Star Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Many thanks for the great review SDMC, I’ve shared your feedback with the team! We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visits!

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May 2, 2019|
Response from londonkabbie | Reviewed this property |
No , but there are tables outside for the obligatory people watching 😄and great atmosphere inside 👍🏻
April 26, 2017|
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Response from 12345Gib | Property representative |
Hi A roast is £9.90 It's apox 3 .70 pint
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Star Bar

Yes, The Star Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, The Star Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Star Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3