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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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Washington DC
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank lee510
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Stuart P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank WeAllLoveBooze
Hereford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank 501rayf
Wales
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Ianto999
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank gomms13
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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

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1 Thank michaelsykes1232016
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We stopped off mid walk at this little pub in the village to have lunch. We made it just in time before food orders stopped at 2.30. The bar person was very accommodating and helpful. We brought the dog and sat in the garden to enjoy the sunshine. The food was great quality, we really loved the local welsh lamb... More 

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1 Thank Clearshell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The pub is filthy, dirty and run down with sticky furniture. The menu is tiny and unimaginative, the meals are shockingly disgusting. There is a large selection of beers but they are so badly kept most are undrinkable. If you do have a trip to Talybont-on-Usk go to the White Hart Inn next door.

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8 Thank Dave M
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Just can't fault it, food, service, atmosphere, beers all outstanding. Close to the canal and very boater friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?