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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 Saturday, 13 October 2018

Everything was good apart from me having to chase up where my dessert was after everyone else had had theirs for about 10 minutes. While I was waiting to ask there was no general presence in the back part of the dining area so I had to approach a member of staff in the main area to enquire about my dessert. A minor issue but it spoilt an otherwise excellent experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

First time visit, driveway lighting is lovely and the venue itself is too, Would come back but won't have steak again as I had to get my medium rare steak replaced as it was medium well and dry. The second steak was slightly better but still not totally red in the middle, was varied in thickness so some parts of the steak had no redness in the meat at all, steak didnt taste seasoned prior to being cooked. For basically £20 I expected a Miller and carter type steak but got a weatherspoons type steak (sorry) Had a couple of gins which come in a wine glass which for a bar of its standard was surprising. Service staff knocked 10% off the bill for the steak which was a good gesture.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Fabulous night to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The food and the service was excellent, and although some of the family travelled from Northampton to attend they all said they would definitely come back again so thank you for making it a special night.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

There were children after 7pm. Disappointed with staff wearing T-shirt’s with crew on the back. Blouses or shirts are smarter and more up market to go along with the more up market food.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

The sharing platter was probably the worst thing I've eaten in a very long time. The pork was tasteless as was the pate. The coronation chicken was not great and the humous tasted very odd. Nice service and perhaps a bad choice.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

We all enjoyed the meal, although a bit noisy in the conservatory. Perhaps some soft furnishings, ie: cushions or throws would deaden the noise! The service was good and staff were attentive.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

The best roast dinner I’ve had for some time.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Prawn cocktail sauce was like water. Service very terrible. We had been seated one and three quarters of an hour before our main course was served.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Service was friendly but slow. Was about an hour after we sat down that we got our main courses

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Excellent food, great value and portions. Also top rate service by the young lady at table No. 41. We will definitely be returning again. Thanks Terry

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

We were a party of 10 people. Would have preferred a round table which would have enabled us to socialise with all people in the party.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Lovely setting. Modern bar and restaurant but with a great character. Helpful staff. Menu not ambitious but the food was good. Had a large party booking so needed to do a pre-order which was all very efficient. Would recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 September 2018

First visit. On our visit again list. Easy book table on line. Variety of food choice and value for money from a la carte menu. Good attention from staff without being overwhelmed. Thanks for making a lovely time.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

The service and the food was excellent. The staff were friendly and professional.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Tasty food And a lot of it

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Atmosphere was lacking , Saturday night band would be great or music playing in background! Food was nice not mind blowing ! Service was slow and we asked for drinks that took a long time to come to our table ! Had to ask twice ! Value for money ..... I’d say a little pricey for what you got . I would recommend for pub grub ! Nothing special

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Twice the price of say the Sump or other local pubs. Nice surroundings but a bit too expensive

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Was quite disappointed as requested a quiet table for our anniversary meal. Was seated in the middle of the conservatory which was extremely noisy which spoilt it for us. Mains were nice but found the crab cakes extremely bland. Bit disappointed really considering the reputation the place has

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Almost an hour between courses, rushed main course but still late for cinema :(

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Seated promptly for reserved table. Friendly, helpful staff, and a nice atmosphere. Will certainly visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

I have given 3 out of 5 stars for Value For Money only because it is neither cheap nor excessively expensive, it is what I would expect to pay for the type of food that is being served. Five of us arrived at Sunday lunch time, ages ranging from 20 to 55, all had a different meal and there were no complaints. The service was very good and the staff, including the Trainees, were polite and helpful. It's the first time we've been to the Waterfront and the location is great. Will definitely recommend it to friends and family and will return.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Was very impressed, we were seated in the conservatory which was beautiful looking out onto the marina. Lovely outside and in. Food was lovely especially the desert. Definitely booking again to bring my mum for her 70th birthday as its such a beautiful place

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Always a good meal

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Have visited many times, however this was the first time I have eaten. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Very cheery and helpful. Food was very good, in all cannot fault my visit. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Overall a good experience...drinks service slow.

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