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The Star Inn

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$$ - $$$
Pub, Bar, Welsh
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Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales (Formerly The Star Inn Mamhilad Pontypool Torfaen)
+44 1495 785319
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Newport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our walking group made our way to The Star inn walking from Pontypool basis along the Canal. The landlady lit a lovely open fire for us as she had just opened at noon.we had great real pub food and a fantastic choice of real ales. We have visited the Star on a few occasions and will continue to do so.

Thank jimpilgrim
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to The Star Inn with some friends. It was our first visit and it certainly won't be our last. The food was amazing, well cooked and hot. The boy who served us was so friendly and helpful. Have already booked with family for a meal before Christmas.

Thank Mragaret S
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good friendly no nonsense local. Warm inviting pub with a good range of ales. Good food at reasonable prices and attentive staff. Log fire and dog friendly. All a pub should be.

1 Thank John R
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meals. They catered for our large family including children wonderfully. Lovely pub run by lovely people. Can't wait to go again.

1 Thank Marrygold24
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited last Sunday and booked last minute for a group of us and we had a very good lunch, the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. There were generous portions of food at a very reasonable price, will go back again. One of the children eating with us said the chocolate pudding was the best thing ever!

Thank BigAlDavies
Midland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We found the Star Inn by chance, while on a week visit to Wales from the U.S. We had the English roast beef with Yorkshire pudding Sunday dinner and it was the best we had all week. The atmosphere was very friendly with locals we enjoyed talking to. We don't visit a country to just see tourist like us, we... More 

Thank Barbara J
Kampot, Cambodia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice country pub with a massive menu that caters for everyone was spoiled for choice, biggest menu I have seen in a place like this. All the meals were home cooked and enjoyed took a while to come out but worth the wait. The mixed grill was a feast fit for a king! Garden looked decent but a bit cold... More 

Thank Ellie B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Where to begin?,,,,,,, first of all the bench seating outside are all bunched together on a tiny patch of muddy grass all in close quarters of each other, then on entering you are greeted with a multitude of turning heads and stares as if to say " who's this stranger in OUR pub"? From groups of local CLICKY guys thinking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Food served 6pm onwards. Quite lively seems to have a lot of regulars at the bar on a Friday but pubs nowadays need to cater for all or face either going out of business or getting bought out by the big pubs and get the McDonald's syndrome. Good food, especially for pub food one of the best I've eaten in... More 

Thank Paul W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were doing a canal walk (a few minutes walk from pub)and parked at the pub and came back just before 6pm (the time evening meals start). We sat in the garden and enjoyed our meal which was much better than average pub food - the fish and chips the home-made chilli are recommended. Would definitely eat/drink here again when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Pub, Bar, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales (Formerly The Star Inn Mamhilad Pontypool Torfaen)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 785319
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

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