The Waterfront

Barton Marina, Barton under Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, DE138AS
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Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Bar
  • Event Space
  • Awesome View
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Minimum age restriction
  • Free Parking
  • Easy Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Business Lunch
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About The Waterfront

The Waterfront pub opened in 2007. With the inspired use of reclaimed timber and brick, stone flags and period lighting, this privately-owned free house replicates the style of a Victorian canal-side warehouse.
The vaulted bar serves an extensive range of real ales, premium lagers, fine wines, cocktails and malt whiskies. Sensibly priced pub food, freshly cooked to order, is served in the restaurant, bar and lounge, and on the terrace overlooking the idyllic 300-berth Marina. The 50-seat contemporary conservatory, known as the Quarterdeck, is popular with diners and for private parties.

On the first floor, the Crow’s Nest function room is available to hire for weddings, celebrations or for business use. This spacious and elevated room boasts a dance floor and a well-stocked bar, and the open balcony offers splendid views across the marina.

*Please Note*

NO children under five years-of-age are allowed inside the Waterfront premises.

Children over five years-of-age are welcome until 7 p.m.

Children over fourteen may dine with an adult after 7 p.m.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 09 July 2020

Hello, Not quite sure why we were sitting in a tent? The tables were sticky, the chairs non contract quality, the food was cold when it arrived the sauces were dumped on the table in plastic sachets and the Eaton Mess, was nothing like a normal Eaton Mess. Other than that it was below average. Regards, Nick

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Everything worked well and the food was excellent. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Whether it was just us, but we walked the circumference of the building before finding the entrance. An extra couple of signs would be beneficial. All credit to you and our best wishes for the future. We will be back very shortly.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

First meal out since lock down. Definitely worth the wait. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. We will be visiting again very soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 July 2020

We live on the Marina so visit the Waterfront regularly. It is always a pleasure. We were a little worried about how things would be after all the madness the world is going through just now. I am happy to say it was a wonderful relaxing experience. The food and service was absolutely first class as always. We look forwards to our next visit which will not be in the to far distance future.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 July 2020

Great service, the restaurant adapted well and followed social distancing guidance. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we had a enjoyable evening with great food

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Visited On Saturday, 04 July 2020

Excellent service on first day of release from lockdown day .We felt very comfortable and very confident that all our needs as the customer were valued .Cleanliness was excellent when others left tables and it was done with great care to detail .Long May this continue we will definitely be revisiting soon .Food choice very good .well done all .

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

We were a little anxious as we were a group of 13 however the service was fantastic and barely any wait for food! All 13 meals arrived at the same time. Definitely coming again

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Delicious Sunday lunch! Beef cooked to order . Roasted Vegetables and gravy so tasty...

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Thank you for our Breakfast/brunch celebrating my husband’s 70th birthday with family (18 of us) The staff were fabulous nothing was too much trouble. We couldn’t recommend it enough food & service was brilliant everything was done with a smile. Well done Waterfront 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Celebrated my birthday meal last night and all the staff were so accommodating for my family of 6. The food was delicious as always and the service staff were attentive. Would highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Excellent food took my dad for his 70th and he thouroughly enjoyed it Definately go again

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Wouldn’t recommed.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Lovely night good service welcoming

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Good value for money and good range of menu choices

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

lovely afternoon great food friendly staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

We had a lovely, relaxed and leisurely lunch. All the food was fresh, well cooked and very tasty. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Usual great food, great atmosphere and service - thank you and see you again soon !

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Always great food and excellent service - love coming here

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great food,staff and atmosphere! Terrific that small children are not allowed in to spoil ambiance by screaming etc

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Booked the Waterfront to celebrate Mums 90th Birthday, as well as being my own birthday and my daughters. We were a party of 7. The food was lovely, the staff attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be back again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Food is amazing, home cooked food.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

The food was very disappointing with 2 out of 4 of our meals being incorrect. I believe this was from the kitchen not waiting staff and she had written down our menu changes (one roast without gravy and a margarita pizza with no cherry tomatoes) not too difficult change. We did not get asked for drinks and had to fetch them from the bar ourselves and was asked if we’d like more drinks after we’d asked for the bill. It’s such a shame as it is a lovely atmosphere but the waiting staff were a little inexperienced. Another comment was the meal I had was very bland and had no flavour to it at all and I did not finish it. I had the butternut squash wellington.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Good service friendly staff could not fault

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Quantity over quality I'm afraid. Our first time eating there, but not sure we will be rushing back. Service was excellent but food was very poor.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

The food was fantastic, well worth the trip.

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