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The Staff of Life Inn

) #3 of 36 Restaurants in Todmorden $$ - $$$ , British,
550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
+44 1706 819033
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (13 reviews)
“linguine” (4 reviews)
“fish pie” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
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Reviews (373)
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for tea last night. It was early so quite. We were made welcome, drinks arrive quickly. Starter we're nice, deep fried Brie, Chillie prawns, garlic mushrooms, all very tasty. Mains Chicken in a lovely sauce, Gammon and chips with an egg. Fillet steak, chips...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I can't normally be persuaded away from the excellent fish pie but yesterday I decided I should have a change. The seared scallops were truly memorable with unusual ingredients of sweetcorn chowder and thin slices of apple making a delicious whole.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

What a fantastic evening. Good food, brilliant service from a pleasant girl. The food was second to none. A very good price. Thank you all

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Just been there this evening for the first time in a couple of years. Food, service and quality was absolutely superb. Had actually gone pendle inn before here but the experience was the polar opposite so left and went somewhere we had been before where...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were looking for a place to eat in the Todmorden area. Saw this lovely looking pub, with a large carpark. Ordered a drink, on arrival, was asked did I want a glass or a pint of coke. We asked if they could fit us...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

With tasty fresh prepared food. Some really nice dishes. Only negative was overcooked pigeon breast. Very nice cask ale

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I've not been here for at least a year and the place hasn't changed. ..apart from the food. ..it was good before. ..especially the house burger. ..but now it's fantastic. ..I think there going for the fine dining kind of thing on the specials bord...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We called in off chance on a Saturday afternoon and so glad we did. We had the lunch menu 2 courses for £11.95. Myself and my husband had the garlic mushrooms with blue cheese and fresh baked bread for starters, I had the chicken and...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was a real find, doesn't look much from the roadside and easily missed on a drive past, set in the deep Cliviger Gorge, but very cosy pub, very friendly helpful staff, we had a terrific main meal each, with delicious flavours that would not...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

The food here was great, the portions huge, the staff friendly. The cook made small(ish) portions of whatever we wanted for the children, so they were happy - which made the adults happy as they could enjoy their meals without worrying about the little ones.

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Questions & Answers
Rebekah G
21 March 2017
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Response from Dez C | Reviewed this property
amstel i think
1 November 2015
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Response from eccosian4 | Reviewed this property
Hi, there is a car park beside the pub. You have to park there and walk down the stairs and turn right and the pub is 1 minutes away on the right.
Elaine H
18 January 2015
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Response from ccj364 | Reviewed this property
Hi there is a car park very close to The Staff of Life. After going through Todmorden, for say half a mile, from the Bacup direction, the car park is on the right-hand side of the road. You will then have a very short walk... More

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
  • Phone Number: +44 1706 819033
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