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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Burnley, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Todmorden, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Driffield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food here is extremely gowgus. What a talented team of chefs. Not what I expected from this place at all. Staying here was brilliant. My daughter and I had everything we needed, nothing was too much trouble. Excellent staff. Very clean. Top notch food. Wow. Couldn't praise enough.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Today I had by far the best steak of my life. We visited for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I love it when what arrives on a plate is exactly what you ordered but not how you imagined it. Red onion and feta starter.. amazing and so tasty. It looked so good I felt guilty eating it. Then 16oz... More 

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Lancashire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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