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 Sunday, 16 June 2019

Very impressed. Haven’t been for about 5 years due to a poor meal.... will be back

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We arrived on Father’s Day & hadn’t booked a table but that wasn’t a problem we got served straight away even though the restaurant was very busy. Food and service we’re excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We did have to wait a while for sauces and when they did arrive the young girl brought the wrong one . Food was excellent my family all enjoyed it

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

A tray of drinks was poured over my father and sister. We then moved tables and the chair my already soaking wet father was sat on had ketchup all over it, and when he asked for a new chair he got told rudely and abruptly “well we don’t feel the need to clean the chairs”. Service was slow - 45 mins in between starter and main and we saw tables that came in after us getting food before us. Waitress had to be asked three times to bring mustard, she kept walking off before my dad could even get the question out. When the table was cleared they only removed half the plates and my mum had to ask two girls twice to take the rest of our plates. We were only offered one round of drinks as complimentary even though we had to move tables and my dad and sister were sopping wet. We all felt the staff had a rather holier than thou attitude and felt that it was an inconvenience to ask for basic service. Shan’t be rushing back, that’s for sure! Very disappointing as it’s usually very good and we always like to come here for a treat meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

I booked online for 6 people for breakfast on father’s day and they had to lay an extra place for us. We were the first to order on the day and waited over an hour for our food, whilst other tables had their food quickly. One of our party had to wait a little longer as the eggs were forgotten. Staff were very friendly and professional. Would visit again and have done so previously many times.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Great venue, friendly and professional staff, good food.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Meal was very ordinary - wouldn't rush to go back.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, service and food fine, no complaints.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Pleasant afternoon made better by staff

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Not a deal of choice on the menu. I ordered the pate which was very bland. My husband had the fillet steak which he enjoyed.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Great staff good food

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Very limited menu, the allocated table was in a very poor position, no privacy or ambience at all.

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Fabulous, friendly staff. Put a candle in my son and husbands pudding for their birthdays. Beautiful food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Very disappointing. Food below average and service average.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Staff good - no problems with gluten free Sunday roast .

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Food very slow , everything else great

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

great service, lovely staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Excellent food , good service. The tables need a bit more space between other diners.

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Staff very friendly service good and food excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Slow to take drinks order,and slow to bring drinks too.Meal was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Lovely venue and we were lucky with a sunny day and a great view of the marina from our table.

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

It was very busy as it was bank holiday lunchtime. The food was fine although, in my opinion, a little overpriced compared to other pubs in the area. Service was friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Great food

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

Service wasn't great we had 5 servers in total for 4 of us?! Left hand right hand comes to mind

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