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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 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Showing 836: English reviews
Chorley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank BigRon40
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited Barton Marina many times and have never been very impressed with the service, staff attitudes or ambience of the Waterfront. We visited today and took advantage of the two for one offer on the pizzas. This offer starts at 4.00pm so had a couple of coffees as we were a little early. The very pleasant young lady... More 

1 Thank Geoff B
Level Contributor
107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival we were told there was no room for 3 diners in the restaurant and that we'd have to try to find a table in the bar. No effort was made to let us know if a table would be free in the restaurant any later. Luckily we found a table in the bar just as we were thinking... More 

2 Thank Joanne P
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a cooked breakfast here on Easter Monday (17/4/17). We were sat in the very pleasant conservatory area overlooking the marina, made even more pleasant because of the warm sunlight through the glass . The staff were all very polite and courteous and served us with a smile. Whilst not the biggest Full English breakfast I've... More 

Thank Ken T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today, was really busy but we were greeted with a smile and and informed on a 30 min waiting time when entering the restaurant, no problem, the staff where all very friendly and very attentive, great atmosphere, great food and great service, what else could we ask for, we will return

3 Thank soohie2
Bicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best thing about this place was the decor. It's really nice inside. Shame about the menu (very limited), the quality of the food (distinctly average at best) and the staff (mostly disinterested). We were also forced to sit outside as we happened to have a 5 month old with us and this is apparently banned from the inside.

1 Thank SteJolly
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was mediocre and worth 3 stars but restaurant rules and staff attitude very bad. Our family was coming quite a distance to meet each other and we found out that the restaurant has a rule of no children under 5 inside. Feeling a bit like I was trying to bring non-guide dogs into the restaurant we took our grandchildren... More 

Thank Richard J
Walsall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into here for refreshment. What an awful experience. The barman was about the only helpful member of staff. Despite paying £20 for a bottle of wine & pub having approx 70% tables empty we were asked to perch on some stools around the bar area. As luck would have it we just missed the last stool so we mentioned... More 

3 Thank Debra9876
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to eat at the Waterfront having done a 10 mile walk in the near vicinity. We were seated in a clean and well lit conservatory like room overlooking the Marina. Although the menu appeared a little sparse in choice, we both opted for the pork roast dinner. When received it was a decent sized portion of extremely tasty... More 

2 Thank Old_Nottinghamian
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

DON'T GO TO THIS PLACE, SPEND YOUR MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE, WHERE THEY AT LEAST CARE AND WANT YOUR CUSTOM.. Lunch today and what appallingly slow service and limited menu choice. Just what is going on at this place, this is the 2nd time we've been here and had again experienced a very poor and slow service, so no change here,... More 

4 Thank alanmax1

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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
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, 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?