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The Staff of Life Inn

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Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
01706 819033
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Raising the game

The staff of life has raised the game ( and I don't just mean their delicious pigeon pie) For pub 'grub' . Whoever the chef is now they are brilliant as we have eaten their in the past and it's been fine but it's much more than that now . Perfect for a family outing with relatives who can't ear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
pauline f
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The staff of life has raised the game ( and I don't just mean their delicious pigeon pie) For pub 'grub' . Whoever the chef is now they are brilliant as we have eaten their in the past and it's been fine but it's much more than that now . Perfect for a family outing with relatives who can't ear... More 

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Todmorden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I have had meals here at different times of day, and on different days of the week. On each occasion I have found all of the staff..bar staff, waitresses and supervisory staff extremely polite and exceptionally helpful. The food has been excellent and I have had fish and chips, steak and ribs. The starters and sweets are also,of good quality.

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West Yorks
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited the staff for a small birthday gathering just 4 people we have visited before and the fund has been good' but this time we all really felt that the kitchen has raised the bar far higher than we could have expected, this is really fine dining. I had the black pudding tempura nuggets, and a surf and turf,... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Amazing food, lovely B & B and very friendly and welcoming staff and owners. Fantastic beers for the real ale drinkers and for the gin connoisseurs a great selection. Very highly recommended.

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was the second time we had visited the Staff Of Life, it was just as good as the first time. We visited on a Sunday evening at peak time it was full but we waited, had a drink and within 20 mins a table became free.

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todmorden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited the staff of life on Thursday evening with my partner, we arrived 45 minutes early but that was no problem as we were seated immediately. The service was excellent, friendly and very proficient. My starter of oxtail risotto was flawless my partner chose black pudding nuggets, she enjoyed these. The mains were a chicken supreme dish and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Staff of Life really has become our favourite place to eat out. We visited yesterday evening and, once again, ordered the Chateaubriand, which was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and truly delicious. Fabulous value. This place always lives up to expectations and is well worth the drive to get there.

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Todmorden U.K.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Being local, took my visiting son for lunch on Friday. Quiet (only 2 or 3 tables). Gorgeous beer (Tim Taylor Gold). We had 3 starters between us (greedy) - black pudding nuggets which were crisp and lovely with mustard, pigeon pea hummus - delicious - and black pudding mille feuille etc - well up to standard. For mains we had... More 

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Todmorden
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42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visited here for the first time earlier in the year and loved it! A couple of negatives: it was so warm in there despite aircon being on, windows open. The tables are very close together, struggled to get out & go to the toilet without disturbing the people enjoying their food on the next table. That aside, the food was... More 

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Yorks / Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We booked the Staff of Life for a birthday celebration with 47 guests. Everybody loved it with plenty of feedback on the friendly atmosphere, great food and super efficient staff. We would thoroughly recommend a visit, you will not be disappointed!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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