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The Star Inn

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11 Church Road, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8PX, England
+44 1744 882639
12:00 - 23:00
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we've tried to reserve a table, but that's our fault for being last minute. Finally, we arrived last night hoping it lived up to the amazing feedback others had given us. We arrived very early and waited in the bar. The staff were so genuinely friendly. I'm guessing that some credit for this needs to be given to... More 

Thank Lisa S
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For various reasons my wife and I have not frequented the Star for quite a few years however based on our recent visit for Sunday lunch we have been missing a treat. The welcome we received on arrival by the staff was first class, well mannered but not over the top. The decor and atmosphere was massively improved since our... More 

1 Thank yosserPrescot
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a meal for 7pm arrived on time.We were asked to sit in the bar area to wait.We had to go to the bar and order our own drinks.After 5 mins lady arrived with menus.After another 10mins lady took our order.After another 25 mins we were shown to our table,an old wooden table with uncomfortable chairs. The food was served... More 

Thank brynman
Wigan, England
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not been for a few years but I wasn't disappointed. It is still as good as ever. The staff are really chatty and friendly with a constant smile on their faces. You can see that they want people to enjoy their dining experience and nothing is too much trouble. I was with three friends and everything we ordered was so... More 

Thank Hazel H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely experience from booking over the phone to leaving on Sunday 19th February. Great service from the start, the blonde lady (sorry forgot your name) and all the young girls who served us. Very attentive throughout. Food wow ! Sunday lamb lunch, perfection ! There were 12 of us, we all loved it ! Can't wait to go... More 

1 Thank LiverpoolMichael
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great food all freshly cooked, great staff and reasonable prices. Have to book though as gets very busy.

Thank Mx52003
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have been here a number of times in the recent past and have never been disappointed. There front bar area is always welcoming and a nice place to have a pre-dinner drink. The food is always good and the specials board worth studying for some excellent extra choices. The management and staff are very friendly but the plan is... More 

Thank Dave-Maria
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Decided to eat out chose this pub due to visiting before for drinks real ale kept well, decided on Sunday lunch ,staff are always very welcoming .and cover all your needs,meals are restaurant standard lovely meals great beer and top draw wines.will return soon.

Thank Linda R
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We went yet again for lunch last weekend and yet again the food was excellent we had a mixture of mains starters and pudding was had by us all and it was faultless so many thanks again the service was also excellent will be back.

Thank hosp7
Rainford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

booked for new year set meal expected to pay a premium no detailed description of main courses , steak & mash potato £45 per head rip off


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Church Road, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  St Helens  >  Rainford
  • Phone Number: +44 1744 882639

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?