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The Waterfront Public House

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Bar, British, Pub
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Barton Marina, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent DE13 8DZ, England
+44 1283 711500
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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425 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pub is located at side of Barton Marina so you can enjoy the view of the moored narrow boats while enjoying a meal or drink, there are also a number of boutique shops next door. It is also located within a 'park' area with a number of small lakes so we enjoyed a pleasant hour or so walking around... More 

1 Thank LichfieldBoy
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a pleasant pub on the waterfront of a marina. Clean loos - for those fussy about such things!!! On arrival we went to the bar to ask where to sit for a meal (that we'd booked in advance) to be told we could either choose the restaurant or the bar. No price difference. Preferring the more casual option for... More 

Thank GrannyChrissie
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just been refurbished we looked forward to seeing the new look Waterfront. Looks nice enough, feels fresher. However there have also been a few negative changes. It's now almost impossible to get a healthy or restricted diet meal here. Everything is fried, buttered or inherently greasy. And there is a new regime of not swapping menu elements. They also... More 

1 Thank John F
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Main restaurant downstairs was closed for refurbishment, luckily they have a lift to get up to the next floor. Not an extensive menu, both of us opted for the steak and kidney pie, mash, mushy peas and gravy. In one pie we found 4 pieces of kidney less than a 1/4" in size and 2 pieces of steak the same... More 

1 Thank Sue C
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206 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We call in here regularly when we visit the marina, usually after a long walk do this is an ideal place for lunch. Always has a decent range of food and drinks and unless it is really busy you can sit and eat with lovely views, the service is always good too

4 Thank Glenn W
Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful venue with canal boats to watch outside. Eat outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by. Evenings on a Friday and Saturday offer live entertainment with great music. Free wifi, stop off for a coffee or meeting during the day it's an ideal business venue in the lounge. Immaculate toilet facilities, free parking and easy access... More 

5 Thank Steveagm
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Good pub grub really with some fancy touches which don't really add to the experience but do no harm.

Thank Paul C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've just read a few of the recent reviews of this place and all I can say is that we must have visited somewhere different! We were guests at a wedding that was held in The Crow's Nest above The Waterfront pub on Barton Marina. It proved to be an absolutely perfect venue. The food was superb, the drinks reasonably... More 

4 Thank BigCol63
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch was fairly busy, Restaurant was fully booked but we managed to get a table for 4 in the bar we waited about 40 minutes for our meals to arrive. The food was well presented service was good staff were friendly.

2 Thank Jon B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We've been a couple of times in the last two years when visiting family. The first time we went, a very rude manager insisted four of the tables in the conservatory needed cleaning and we were not permitted to sit at any. She gave us no other options (seeing we had elderly folks with us) and eventually we cleared another... More 

2 Thank UAE55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barton Marina, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent DE13 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Burton upon Trent  >  Barton-under-Needwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 711500

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