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A popular pub in the heart of Dinas Powys, serving great food in a family friendly atmosphere.

About Us

A local favourite, nestled in the heart of Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, CF64 4DE

02920 514245

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sun // 11:30 - 23:00

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking / dining
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Disabled access facilities
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Star of the Vale

You will find us in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, located in a sweet little village called Dinas Powys. The Star is the most popular eatery in the village and we pride ourselves on our inviting atmosphere and friendly staff.

Being in the centre of Dinas Powys we have a super community atmosphere. However people do travel far and wide to come and try the latest dishes on our specials boards. Be sure to book a table with us on the weekend as we are very popular during the evenings.

We also have a small patio area where you can enjoy a delicious meal and a pint at one of our large bench tables when the sun shines. During the winter months, we light our log fire creating a lovely, cosy atmosphere throughout the pub.


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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