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The Star Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
11 Church Road, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8PX, England
+44 1744 882639
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb henry” (12 reviews)
“gammon” (6 reviews)
“black pudding” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
11 Church Road, Rainford, St Helens WA11 8PX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I wasn’t going to write a review just in case it got so popular I wouldn’t be able to get in,but not to be selfish and fair on the establishment I have, used to call in here many many years ago when it was...More

2  Thank 1AlanKay2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch last Thursday with my wife and cousin and his wife on their recommendation. was not disappointed. The food was very good . The service was very good and the food piping hot on service. This seems to be the place to eat as...More

Thank graham b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice to see a pub with a restaurant doing well ,and this does with it's varied menu and separate restaurant it carries on the old traditions ,and the food is very good

Thank dedlegmusic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from America, my cousin brought my husband and myself for dinner a couple of weeks ago. Decided to treat 2 friends today for lunch before heading back to the States. I have to say this is probably the best pub/restaurant I have visited in...More

1  Thank KanesComments
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer garden stinks of old cooking fat from the kitchen extraction system and the volume of fat dripping from those extractor heads, really put me off wanting to eat there

Thank MichaelHaden
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Myself mum and dad went her again for lunch we all had the jacket potato with chicken bacon and black pudding with peppercorn sauce and wow it was wonderful fo filling and creamy the potato was cooked to perfection, we couldnt have asked for more...More

1  Thank hosp7
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Chose the plate beef steak pie from the specials board and it looked perfectly fine right up until the first mouthful...the gravy served with it had a distinct lamb and mint flavour to it. I asked the waitress to check if I'd been given the...More

Thank PastorG
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a well maintained pub/restaurant with a good choice of food on the menu and special board. The food is lovely and so is the staff. The downside is if you book with a large party, you have to order your choice of food...More

2  Thank nlea2014
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Called without booking, table for 5 was no problem. The food and service was excellent will come back again

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Fast and friendly service,Italian braised steak was excellent and is recommended.Great choice of cask ales(usually 5 or more).Good atmosphere and comfortable reception area.

1  Thank denniswilliams7
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louise b
18 March 2017|
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Response from Derek R | Reviewed this property |
Would always book. Just have!
17 October 2016|
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Response from kim m | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure he will have vegan on the menu but if you ring a few says before you book or go I am quite certain he will accommodate you, the chef is brilliant menu on line
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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