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Keltic Star is Closed for Business

Keltic Star has closed after almost seven years serving up Scotch eggs, bangers and mash, and other hit menu items. Perry McCall, his wife Shirley and son Darren, opened the restaurant early 2013 in Aggieville that promoted its offerings as “a healthy serving of traditional Celtic culture with a twist of Wildcat flare. Keltic Star provides mouth-watering dishes in a fun, casual atmosphere!”

Photo Credit: Jeff Sackrider

Now, his son, Darren McCall operates the restaurant. Employees were on Thursday that the pub would be closing Sunday, October 13th for good. Reports have been that the current operator wants a lifestyle change and that it is time for something new.

Keltic State was born from a tradition as fundamental to Celtic culture as sheep herding and kilts, tossed into the melting pot that is America and spiced up with a little Wildcat flare, the Keltic Star Public House brings the ‘pub’ to Kansas’ best kept secret. So much more than just an Irish pub, the Keltic Star offers traditionally inspired pub-grub, 5 British-styled drafts, popular hot and cold cocktails and delivers the feel of the local village pub to the Little Apple.

One of over 500 Google reviews recently read, “I’m from Wales so obviously I loved it! Great traditional pub feel, we sat in the Welsh booth goes without saying. The food was on point, I would go back simply to have British bacon with my breakfast! And a great pint of Guinness. The staff were friendly and accommodating and it was lovely to meet the landlady who was also Welsh.”

Many townies who frequent Keltic Star have been expressing their sadness for hearing the pub has closed. Several customers wrote, “I just need you to know that if the rumors are true, I will cry, for real. I will be bereft. You all have been a warm welcome for me and my family, and we LOVE you. You are irreplaceable.” “Please tell us the rumors aren’t true, K-Star! Where will I go on birthdays, or rainy days, or for Friday family dinner outings?! Keltic Star is the best thing going in Aggieville and my favorite restaurant! ????”

  • Very sad, indeed. My husband’s family is from Ireland and Scotland, and when they’re in town, we’ve always loved taking them there. Great food and customer service! Best wishes to the owners in their new endeavors, whatever they are!

  • Hi very sorry to hear the keltic star has closed, I am from england and used to go in to see Perry and Shirley with my one of the best i have had outside england. Wish the owners all the very best. Frank

  • A huge loss for Manhattan! ? I was so shocked and saddened to hear this. They had such delicious food, adored the atmosphere, and the service was great! So bummed. ?

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