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The Staff of Life Inn

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Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Pub
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550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
01706 819033
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, great setting.

The food here is absolutely amazing, definitely more gastropub than pub grub. The menu is inventive without being scary and the ingredients are so fresh and delicious. They have a really good wine list and the ales are pretty good. Such a cosy atmosphere and you're really made to feel welcome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Manchester
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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food here is absolutely amazing, definitely more gastropub than pub grub. The menu is inventive without being scary and the ingredients are so fresh and delicious. They have a really good wine list and the ales are pretty good. Such a cosy atmosphere and you're really made to feel welcome.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

All I can say is yet again Staff of Life was exceptional! I can't think of anywhere in the area that does better food. Excellent!!

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Burnley lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

been here a lot of times now and the food is always fresh and excellent,, bookings are advisable as ive been a couple of times and theres been no tables available,, wide range to choose from and all delicious

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our second visit. Best pub in the whole area of Lancashire. Quality of food is excellent, like scallop and chorizo starter with a chateaubriand main only £40 for 2 for chateau. Very friendly, I wanted to kidnap the chef to open another pub. Very worthwhile to visit. Can get very very busy.

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todmorden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After reading reviews I thought sounds nice give it a go.. got there they ran out of lamb.. manger was talking to other customers about a group of women staying and it wasn't nice.. wouldn't go back again after that

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited Staff on many occasions before and given 5 stars but after Saturday's visit maybe reconsider before booking again. Really gutted that the staters menu has changed ! Where's the black pudding gone? I had a burger and my partner had the chickenkiev her chicken was a little dry but my burger was ok nothing to write home about which... More 

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Burnley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

What a little gem!!! Only heard about the staff of life through friends I thought it used to be a bikers place, how wrong can you be!! The welcome was warm and friendly all the staff were great, but the food was the real star, fantastic is all I have to say would definitely be coming again and cannot recommend... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our son booked us in here and we did not know what to expect. It was great. We had a lovely room in this very quaint pub and the food in the resturant was exceptional. It was all top quality, beautifully cooked and served. Our party of 11 were all served at the same time and the serving staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Has an amazing menu, with a mix of well presented and priced traditional pub food for the fantastic quality you get. And the specials has food which you wouldn't generally see at a pub that isnt a mitchilen starred restaurant. Would recommend to everyone to try but remember to book a table it does get busy.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have always had good service and food here. The surroundings are comfy interesting and unique. There are a few traditional dishes that are so well done they are fine dining! (eg Fish and chips, sausage and mash) All the food is piping hot, freshly prepared, organic and best quality ingredients and it shows. May try a lunchtime as we... More 

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Additional Information about The Staff of Life Inn

Address: 550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
Phone Number: 01706 819033
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Pub

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  • Address: 550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
  • Phone Number: 01706 819033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Pub

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