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The Star, Wakefield

42 Standbridge Lane
Sandal
Postal town: Wakefield
WF2 7DY
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aleand hearty left this review about The Star

Re-opens today,16.12.16, having been taken over by Morton Collins Brewing Co, a local microbrewery.

On 16th December 2016 - no rating submitted
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aleand hearty left this review about The Star

A traditional, medium sized pub, next to a busy main road. The interior is broadly L-shaped and has obviously been opened up and extended down the years. There’s a solid, comfortable feel to the place, with lots of exposed brick, heavy wallpaper and plenty of old prints and photos. However, some of the replacement beams have been a little overworked in an attempt to appear genuine and the extension, to the right of the bar, is a little overdone with its cottage style dressers and ‘country’ knick-knacks. Outside, there are several benches to the front and an enclosed beer garden to the rear.

Four hand pumps at the bar, with two devoted to John Smith’s and one each for Taylor’s ‘Golden Best’ and Theakston’s Best. Unfortunately, my pint of Golden Best was very tired indeed, a marked contrast in quality compared to the last time I visited. However, the barman was friendly and welcoming and there was a decent atmosphere when I called on a recent Wednesday lunchtime, with a brisk trade being done in traditional pub grub. (Sausages & Mash, Lasagne etc. No gastro pretensions here.) I suspect several were using the Star as a pit stop, having done their shop at Asda, close by. The pub is also handy for several local restaurants and next door to Sandal RUFC.

Overall, it’s an average, inoffensive sort of place. With two, up-market, food led, pubs close by, it probably feels no need to compete on that front, but something a little more adventurous on the beer front might help its cause no end. At present, there’s very little that would make me want to call again.

On 28th March 2011 - rating: 5
[User has posted 306 recommendations about 294 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by aleand hearty
Sandal & Agbrigg, 1.54 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Wakefield Kirkgate, 2.39 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Wakefield Westgate, 3.23 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Star, Sandal
7th Nov 2018, 13:19
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7th Nov 2018, 13:18
Picture submitted by aleand hearty deleted by owner

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 August 2017 by aleand hearty
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday12noon - Midnight
Tuesday12noon - Midnight
Wednesday12noon - Midnight
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: July 10th 2017
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