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The Star Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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High Street, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe that this has rcently changed ownership. The food and beer is good and it is a work in progress, but don't let this put you off!

Thank RodMayall
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year the pub is under new ownership and as locals we are disappointed to say it has only gone downhill. Staff seemed clueless, one of whom was drunk. Freezing cold room (we were not the only people in the pub to comment on this). Meal prices were shocking for such basic dishes, one of which was burnt, tasteless and... More 

3 Thank BeaconsFoodie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We have visited Talybont-on-Usk in January/February for the past three years and always had a family catch up meal at the Star Inn. This year the pub is under new ownership and whilst in previous years the food was always good the new owners provide excellent home-cooked food. The menu isn't extensive which is a good sign as they seem... More 

2 Thank Claire R
Washington DC
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Suggest using the entrance from the street as the one from the canal is a little dingy, but once inside, it is clearly where the locals hangout. Staff at the bar were friendly. We went for dinner and they had some nice choices. The lamb chops were great, the monkfish a little less so. They were actually fish nuggets, but... More 

Thank lee510
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Local pub serving great food. On main road and parking restricted but well worth the while once inside.

Thank Stuart P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Been going to The Star Inn on and off for years. It's not changed that much, and I am glad. Okay, it good do with a bit of TLC, but the beer is great. The food is on the pricey side, but it's no frills, but BIG portions. Great if you been out walking the Beacons all day.

Thank WeAllLoveBooze
Hereford, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We went in, as we had arranged to meet friends there. The rear entrance via the garden, with a view to choosing a table, as we were early, around 12.10pm. Some of the paintwork inside the back door was grubby, and the smell from the cellar was not good. before we got a chance to explain (we were looking out... More 

Thank 501rayf
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Nice country pub, good welcome, excellent range of beers, canalside garden, could do with a bit of a refurb inside looking a bit tired.

Thank Ianto999
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Cosy and traditional is the way I would describe the Star, like the good old 'locals' used to be. I wouldn't describe it as 'run down', more well used but with lovely old and solid furnishings. If you want to enjoy a good pint near the canal then this is one of many good options and personally speaking, I like... More 

Thank gomms13
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Very nice food to complete a nice evening in Talybont. Free wifi and reasonable prices. Book a table in advance

1 Thank michaelsykes1232016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?