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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious good value Sunday Lunch!

The Sunday menu is excellent and is good value for money - you can get a main course for £10. We had Bowland Beef and seasonal vegetables and it was so tender and tasty. As good, (if not better!) than your home roasted beef joint. Absolutely delicious! The staff were friendly and helpful, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
ChloeHK
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Lancashire
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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The Sunday menu is excellent and is good value for money - you can get a main course for £10. We had Bowland Beef and seasonal vegetables and it was so tender and tasty. As good, (if not better!) than your home roasted beef joint. Absolutely delicious! The staff were friendly and helpful, and the restaurant itself had a homely,... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Tried this restaurant after reading the reviews on trip advisor and was a little disappointed by the experience.There was a party of 11 of us including two young children and we were sat in the 'cave'plus an additional table.It was Sunday lunch and the pub was very busy.Starters were fine but some of the mains were not wonderful-a couple of... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to be wowed by the food here. Great choice and all freshly cooked. Didn't have a lo g wait even though it was busy, and our meals all arrived together. Remember to book, as it gets busy, but you are not crowded. So its a bit pricier than your usual pub grub, but in all honesty this is... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Two of us went Friday night ,both had garlic and chilli prawns for starters ,then Rib Eye steaks for main course,both courses were fantastic,and the young waitresses were very pleasant ,and service was excellent,will now definitely be on our priority list for dining out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited the staff again and were blown away with the atmosphere, friendliness and helpfulness of staff, and the wonderful quirky decor! The food was without exception some of the best we have eaten. Garlic and chili prawns, to start followed by possibly the best fish and chips in the valley and a tender succulent rump steak. Portions were great... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Called in here by chance one lunch time, wasn't dissapointed! Lovely old pub felt very cosy. Food and service was outstanding! The beef was the best I have ever tasted and the thought of returning is already making my mouth water! Keep up the excellent work, already looking forward to my return visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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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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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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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, Pub

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