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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: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 93
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Star continues to shine.

A proper pub! Somewhere I can take my trendy offspring on their visits home. Good food, great atmosphere. Very popular with locals and visitors. Expect to trip over a dog or two in the bar. Reasonable prices. Always busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
miffyKent
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kent
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A proper pub! Somewhere I can take my trendy offspring on their visits home. Good food, great atmosphere. Very popular with locals and visitors. Expect to trip over a dog or two in the bar. Reasonable prices. Always busy.

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London
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I'd almost given up hope of finding a decent pub in this part of Wales. I breathed a sigh of relief when we found the Star Inn. No sign of the interference of an interior designer, but comfy and welcoming. Great food, smiling staff who actually looked like people not illustrated aliens, great beer. No problem with soggy, muddy people... More 

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Thank sionapdale
Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Traditional pub fare done wonderfully. Friendly staff, great atmosphere. Strongly recommend this place and would definitely come back.

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Thank PJ F
Brecon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had a lovely meal just relaxing and talking. The food here has always been delicious, locally sourced, and plentiful. The service was pleasant and unobtrusive...the pub was quiet with only a few locals drinking...but we wanted some where quiet. However I've visited at weekends, a total different but still lovely atmosphere ...bubbly and vibrant. Although not with men, the pub... More 

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Thank Penny C
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had both our Mothers up for the weekend, one of them a home economics teacher who was brought up in a Fish & Chip shop and has been a member of the WI for many years, a testing food palate! So lunch was booked at the The Star Inn. We ordered 4 Fish and Chips , while taken the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The Star is one of my favourite Welsh pubs to visit. The beef strips in a pepper sauce with mash was well presented. The meal was excellent and the service was faultless. Great to find the chef come out of the kitchen and ask people about their meals. The beer, as usual was 1st rate. A credit to Ian and... More 

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Thank Martin D
Adelaide
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75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stopped on the Mon-Brec Canal for lunch at Talybont at The Star Pub. The bartender was friendly and welcoming and the beers were good. I ate Welsh Rarebit, which was studded with olives & semi-dried tomato - it was delicious. My partner had the home-made Fish fingers and said they were good. Both meals were about 6 pounds each.... More 

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Thank rozmont
Worcestershire
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were in the area at a B&B so needed a base for our evening food and drink requirements. I am Tea total so the ever changing selection of alcohol was not of interest to me but my son did take advantage and the offer of a small sip of these unusualy named offerings was most welcom to ensure it... More 

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Thank revaew
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Lovely fresh food with a nice small focused menu.....excellent beer battered fish and The Star burger is a real winner! I've visited for food several times over the past 2-3yrs and they have managed to keep the food very tasty & worth the journey. The beer is also excellent if your a connoisseur or just want to taste something different!... More 

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Thank Pixelcraft83
Clanfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Excellent draught Bass & warm welcome at this canal-side pub. Food was good pub grub and good value.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?