The Waterfront

Barton Marina, Barton under Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, DE138AS
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Opening Information

9.30am to 11pm daily

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 & Restaurant, Barton Marina’s most spacious eatery, 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.

And if it’s fresh air you’re looking for then this is The Place To Be! Seating for over 200 persons is available outside on a first come first served basis – and apart from the covered garden terrace, the alfresco experience will be just that – but there’s plenty of room inside the pub to take shelter on a typical English summer’s day.

Five thatched Breeze Huts in the garden, seating between six and eight people, can be booked for a stunning dining experience.

Opening with breakfast at 9.30am daily, there isn’t much that this popular watering-hole doesn’t offer. At noon the extensive menu comprising traditional pub food and stone-baked pizzas kicks in – all this with a choice of roasts on a Sunday and chefs Daily Specials in the restaurant. The Waterfront boasts one of the area’s most comprehensive drinks lists of ales, lagers, spirits and quality wines – not to forget our popular cocktails!

The Waterfront’s latest initiative is “naughty but nice”. Freshly baked cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream are on display to tempt the unwary. So be warned!

*Please Note*

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

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Booked a booth one night with friends, second night with family. Great experience, staff were great, food was great, definitely recommend and will be back soon. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Booked the heated outdoor log cabins three times now and every time have had superb service by friendly staff! Food really good standard and therefore good value. Food arrives hot on hot plates - well done!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

All the staff we had dealings with were warm and friendly, appearing happy to be serving us. The food came well presented and was to the standard I have come to expect from the Waterfront.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Lovely Friday evening meal and drinks with the family. Great outdoor covered individual table with heater overlooking the water.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Just a bit slow on the service otherwise a good time had by all

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

as there is a limited menu I have only scored 4* for food and drink but hopefully when they can open up fully the full menu will be on offer.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

The day we visited the weather was not very kind but the pods which have been created are really cozy and we had a lovely view over the marina. A great idea for outdoor dining.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

On a wild blustery day, we had exemplaru service and all our dietary needs were carered for. Thanks to all the staff for their geeat customer service.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

We had a fantastic evening in a cabin , lovely food , friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

The booking in process was very slow as there was only one person doing this. There was a queue of 8 groups to check in, from this we thought this was going to be like it for the whole service but we very much mistaken. Once we were seated the front of house lady was absolutely brilliant, helpful, friendly and very attentive. She popped over to find out if we required more drinks several times when we were nearing the end of them and she asked if the food was good once served. Nothing was too much trouble. She is a real credit to the Waterfront. The food was excellent, very hot and didn't take too long considering how busy it was. The drinks came really quickly too. The pods you now have are an excellent idea. We will definitely be back. The best service and food we've had at a place since things have reopened from lockdown. Thankyou.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

This was the first time that I had been to a pub since the original lockdown. I felt confident and safe in the measures that had been put in place around Covid. The outdoor 'huts' were really comfortable and have heaters if needed. We were able to relax and enjoy the meal. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was lovely, and there were great views over Barton Marina. - What's not to like? I would definitely recommend and look forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Excellent service lovely staff Great food will come again

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

The booths with heaters were lovely on a cool day !

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Lovely lunch

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Food was lovely, new outside cabins with heaters are perfect with for evenings!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Fantastic afternoon in one of the new pods on the patio great food and drinks and good service

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

We have always loved the Waterfront and even got married here. The menu choices are fairly limited at the moment, which is completely understandable. It took quite a while to get seated at our table because the queue at the front door was long and there was only one lady seeing people to their tables. Service was good, the food was lovely and we were nice and warm in one of the heated booths.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Back ground music would be nice but not eessential..I have already recommended the waterfront from our visit yesterday we had a great time 😀

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

We had a very present afternoon in one of your booth. Nice food atmosphere and staff. Could do with a little more choice I.e starter pudding. But understand thiese are different times

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Very disappointed with the limited menu. Do not understand why this should be the case where venues elsewhere are offering full menus as per pre covid

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

what a fabulous lunchtime experience we had at The Waterfront at the first weekend of 'freedom from the 3rd lockdown'! Booking was easy to do online. We booked a little hut which had it's own heating system that we could switch on. We felt safely looked after, the service was brilliant and the food lovely. No hassle about being rushed off the table either so we could enjoy our meal. Thank you to all the staff - you are brilliant!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Understandably busy and all new ways of working. Think when a big order 2 waiting staff to help get it out in a timely manner would help as no cutlery and first 2 meals of six going cold . Staff great, patient and pleasant

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

We had a lovely family afternoon fir my daughters birthday. Fab atmosphere, great food, lovely surroundings and very pleasant and attentive staff! Thank you for making our day do special 👍

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Well organised. Nice environment , sheds with patio heaters were really good. Will be back

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

The new outdoor cabins are excellent. This was our first trip out since lock down and we thoroughly enjoyed it/

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