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The Star Inn

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Pub, Bar, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Old Abergavenny Rd | Mamhilad, Pontypool NP4 0JF, Wales (Formerly The Star Inn Mamhilad Pontypool Torfaen)
+44 1495 785319
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Feltham
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this Pub twice on a recent trip to Wales after reading reviews in the visitors book for where we were staying. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the friendli8ness of the staff. Had a Sunday roast - best pub roast we'd ever eaten.Went again on the night before we left for home, had superb food... More 

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Thank FelthamSoapy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Star, is an old fashioned style inn, which has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, it us popular with regulars and pop in visitors. The food is of a really good standard, the menu offers a varied selection of meals, and is reasonably priced. The staff are always friendly and helpful, all adding to the ambiance of the inn, there... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for Sunday lunch on Mothers Day. Place was full to the rafters. A warm sunny day the beer garden was also very busy. The staff are friendly but it was so busy it was chaotic and the service was really slow. Tables around us were forgotten and we waited over 15 mins for our order to be taken and... More 

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Thank chewy110
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely pub with good atmosphere, good service and good food. Very reasonable prices. Cater for vegetarians. Dog friendly. Beautiful surroundings. Ideal stopping place when walking the canal.m

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Thank Margaret M
Diss, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called here for lunch on Thursday 27th April whilst on a canal holiday with my wife, son and his girlfriend. The pub is a very short walk from the canal. Three of us went for the rump steak - it was really tender. My son's girlfriend went for the chilli. We all succumbed to scrumptious deserts! We all thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Thank Peter L
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular,owners and all staff need a huge pat on the back.What you get here is consistently excellent pints of real ales and ciders. Served in parklingly clean glasses. The food is also no nonsense, well priced excellent fare,that above all. IS ALWAYS SERVED HOT! Well done all of you.

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Thank christopher g
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A delightful traditional pub just off the canal, which offers a wide range of food and beer. The food is basic, no-nonsense pub grub that leaves you satisfied with its hearty portions. All served in a cosy atmosphere - would definitely visit again.

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Thank Kevin E
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

3 generations needing Sunday lunch. Booked the Star, Mamihlad. Pontypool, fabulous choice. On offer on the Sunday menu Beef, Lamb and Chicken with fresh vegetables and Yorkshire puds. The beef was tender with some hot horseradish sauce, the lamb and chicken was enjoyed by family members. Pudding well it's Sunday lunch you just have to indulge don't you and here... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The Star inn is comfortable. They are welcoming the atmosphere is friendly the food is good and staff attentive . It's very easy to pop out for tea / pop out with friends or just to go for a few drinks and a chat to whoever is there. A good friendly relaxed place to eat and socialise ..

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Thank Joanne C
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We have eaten twice at the Star Inn over the last month - an evening meal and a Sunday Lunch. On both occasions the pub was busy and had a great atmosphere with people of all ages. The Star Inn is a traditional country pub a million miles away from the bland soul less chains that dominate towns and cities.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Pub, Bar, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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

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