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The Waterfront

Barton Marina, Barton under Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, DE138AS
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Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Bar
  • Event Space
  • Awesome View
  • Gluten Free Available
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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 Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The food was acceptable, slightly overcooked steak and chicken. Staff were busy but appeared to bustle, too fast for a dining area. All staff referred to myself and my elderly parents as "guys", not something I or they appreciated. Certainly not as good as my last experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

.always a good meal here

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

Great service,good food,great location

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

We were served by Jordan - who was fantastic. Plus - very glad to know that we’ll behaved teenagers are now welcome in family parties as this has put us off for a long time - we are a large family with grown up children with partners. We have never felt welcome before as we also have a fourteen year old (although with excellent manners).

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Food was great, but a pint of Peroni £4.90. We all work and are not hard up, but we all remarked on the cost of the drinks and will think twice before we come back for a meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

We used to visit the waterfront every Saturday when you had live music . The atmosphere was great since this has stopped the atmosphere is as good

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Excellent meal and venue.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Loved the location, the menu and the atmosphere, with friendly and efficient staff too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Service was really bad Waited 20 mins for our drinks called waitress over and was told only one person on the bar and was very busy I said perhaps should have more than person on the bar answer was don’t go there had a problem tonight not my problem. Food very good waitress very inexperienced should not have been left in her own did not know how to use card machine

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

Food excellent though expensive Service slow we waited up to 1/2 hour to be served first course. Considering when you book you are informed you have to vacate your seat in 2 hours. It will take you up to 3 hours if you ordered a 3 course meal !

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Excellent service all of the team were very friendly and helpful, very very nice food. Great ambiance and location

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Lovely meal. Lovely place. Highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Waited 1hr 30 mins for food, it was cold and basic when brought out, no apology from staff for the wait, really disappointed, won’t be visiting again

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Great food and service. The bread and butter pudding was to die for!! Nice surroundings. Overall, good pub food with great service

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Lovely relaxed lunch, easy online booking, welcoming staff and great food. Thank you x😁

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Would like to see a bit more variety on the menu. Food is always of high standard never been disappointed. Service recently has been excellent although sometimes wait a while for you first drink when your seated. Always enjoy going to the waterfront.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

It has to be the worst meal experience we have had in a long time. Table was reserved for 3pm stood there waiting while a table was put together hastily 10 minutes later. Ordered drinks and Sunday lunch for 4 people. The cup of tea came and 10 minutes later our other drinks hadn't arrived. Asked a waitress, waited another 10 minutes for the drinks. After an hour and 10 minutes we still hadn't received our meals (how hard is it to put 4 Sunday lunches up) We were about to leave when the meals arrived. I wish we had left as my meal was not hot, tepid at best. The thought of sending it back and waiting another hour for it to arrive I decided to eat it. My Mom's meal had charcoal bits in it. You won't be surprised to hear we didn't have dessert and will be telling everybody we know not to go to The Waterfront for a meal. Even though I had to put one star it's really no stars for everything. Awful.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

I thought that the staff were trying to cover to many covers both inside and out. The french fries were poor very small which meant many were just crispy bits

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Fantastic food,service and atmosphere.Only slight quibble was the time for desserts to arrive.But it wasnt a problem.Wonderful place.The staff are fantastic.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

We complained about the food but being short of time there was no chance to rectify it.A long time before we try it again.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Really tasty meal

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

The seating in the conservatory is very close together and several times my wife and myself were bumped into by the waiting staff which did not make for a peaceful meal. The beer battered onion rings were so greasy that after 2 we just could not eat any more, there was at least a quarter of an inch of oil in the bottom of the bowl they came in.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We visited Saturday night, our food came in good time however it was stone cold, we ordered a burger and 2 cod and chips that were all cold. We couldn’t be bothered to send back because we were all so hungry. The garlic pizza bread was rock hard. The puddings took forever to arrive and the apple crumble the pieces of apple was hard. I work in the industry myself so I understand what it’s loke when it’s busy but the service took forever when more tables began to arrive. We then asked for the bill which hadn’t had our drinks added on even though we had asked twice for our bar tab to be moved over. We then had drinks brought to our table which we hadn’t ordered. I’m guessing the staff just guessed our drinks bill and put it through because they couldn’t find it. We then got fed up of waiting to pay and paid at the bar. The lady behind the bar was a little rude, over all to pay nearly 35 pound each for a meal that was cold and the wait for puddings was a joke. We will be back for drinks but not for food.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Good service, friendly staff and good food.

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