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The Waterfront Public House

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Barton Marina, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent DE13 8AS, 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Following a pleasant walk around the marina and the lakes we stopped at the Waterfront for a drink and to check the menu. The menu offered a number of tempting options however we decided on a light bite in the form of the Marina sharing platter and what a wise choice this a fish base sharer, seldom have we been... More 

Thank kevev2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited here on a number of occasions and it disappoints more and more every time, after this last visit I'll make sure to eat BEFORE I go for drink, IF I revisit! Location wise The Waterfront is a winner, sitting on the Barton Marina it makes for a pretty location, particularly in sunny weather. The bar looks welcoming... More 

Thank danioko
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pretty bar with lovely views onto the marina. I love to go for drinks but the food is a little bland. It was slow to come out and decidedly underwhelming. It's a shame really...

Thank Sarah G
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table on a quiet Friday afternoon. The setting at the marina is hard to beat, and we want to love this place. We took advantage of the 2 for 1 pizza offer, and we were glad we did because the pizzas were amazing. But, unfortunately the service completely lets this place down: from being pointed to our... More 

Thank TheHDs
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for lunch today I had chicken and my husband had the classic burger both cooked to perfection. Sat in the conservatory which was lovely, bright and clean. Staff were very friendly and we will definately return.

3 Thank lenabradbury54
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only talk about things from personal experience. Wife and I have been here quite a few times and it's nice for a drink next to the Marina. Always go at times to avoid the children...been there, done that. Car park next to it is free (don't change this). We like it because of the quiet.....faint traffic noise from nearby... More 

Thank David H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place after my Sister in Law recommended it. Beautiful place. Wonderful food. Fantastic service. Amazing views. Looking forward to going back again soon.

2 Thank Abby B
Level Contributor
47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a Sunday at around 4pm. We didn't want dinner but we had already had lunch so we were looking for a light(ish) bite. As we don't eat meat we opted for one of the Marina sharing platters for the two of us. For £12.95 we got crab cakes, cod scampi, prawn cocktail, warm bread, aioli and... More 

Thank Emma D
Derby, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink and snack decided on a garlic pizza bread and portion of chips. The garlic pizza bread arrived but no "chips" was told "oh well it says on the menu that they may arrive at different times due to the pizza oven being a separate department from the main restaurant and they have no way of... More 

2 Thank David W
Chorley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two couples on our journey home after a short break in Staffordshire. We decided to stop off for brunch at Barton Marina on our way home . There were a number of cafes/restaurants and we chose The Waterfront pub. Breakfast was being served till 12 noon so it was ideal for us. We all ordered the Full English... More 

2 Thank BigRon40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 8AS, 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?