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“Old School proper pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Star Inn

The Star Inn
Ranked #8 of 49 Restaurants in Pontypool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Pub, Bar, Welsh
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: WE ARE A FAMILY RUN, CHILD AND DOG FRIENDLY COUNTRY PUB. We offer choice of 4 real ales, a smooth ale, 4 lagers (2 premium) and 3 ciders on tap with a good variety of bottled ciders, soft drinks and alcohol free lager. Our food dose not claim to win prizes, but its good quality, good portion size, and freshly cooked (and it won't break the bank) so some times a small wait is inevitable but hopefully worth it. The atmosphere is warm welcoming and cosy with a wood burner one end and an open fire the other which we light when its miserable and cold outside which is most of the year. The pub is open from 12 noon every day all day, and closes around 10pm in the week, then around 12pm weekends. Sunday and Monday we serve food 12pm till-3pm ONLY (no evening meals) Every other day its 12pm till 2pm then 6pm till 8.30pm looking forward to seeing you Soon
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old School proper pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Well.... Following many recommendations from friends to try this place. I finally sucummbed to their requests. How glad I am that I did.
Top beer. Well priced. Very friendly and welcoming locals. Great hosts.
Well worth the tenner taxi to get home.
Looking forward to a regular Sunday evening haunt for me.

1 Thank djfatboyrob
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English first
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“We Got That Party Started”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Visited last night for a friends 70th birthday.The Star has a lovely warm welcoming feel as soon as you walk through the door. We announced that we were the party group and were immediately taken to the 'snug' area where we were sitting.

The landlady Emma, took our orders for food, being very accommodating of some fussy eaters, suggesting alternatives and willing to change things on the menu.

The food was AMAZING when it arrived and the whole party thoroughly enjoyed every morsel.

Emma and Steve the landlord and landlady went out of their way to put music on to suit the era of the birthday girl, all round excellent service, quality food at a good price. Would definitely be going there again!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Good Pub Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We hadn't been there for a very long time. We're glad we found it again. Very good pub food at a reasonable price and real ales!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank swimmertwice
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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lovely little pub, very welcoming. Great food for the price, very good value for money. Landlord and lady very welcoming and hospitable.

Visited September 2013
Thank Bettyb136
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Brynmawr, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“nice pub in the sun......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Called there on Sunday was very busy....... ordered food and watche the tennis lovely beer garden good food prices and beer would definately go back when not so busy.Thanks for a brill afternoon......

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank chatterbox01873
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