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The Waterfront, Barton under Needwood - pub details

Address: Barton Marina, Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, DE13 8DZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38789) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Burton-on-trent (4.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.7/10 (rated by 6 users)
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Barton Turns Inn, Barton under Needwood (0.1 miles), Three Horseshoes, Barton under Needwood (0.7 miles), White Swan, Walton on Trent (0.8 miles), Middle Bell, Barton under Needwood (0.9 miles), Red Lion, Barton under Needwood (0.9 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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Much has changed since my last review of this large marina-side pub. As always my main consideration is the beer and the previously mentioned Blythe brewery products are long gone so no cheap ales in fact beer is all priced at around £4 per pint, rather a lot even for somewhere like this. Now I don't object to paying top whack for an excellent product but as time has gone by the beer range has diminished. cracking beers like Purity Gold and St. Austell Proper Job have been replaced by bland Greene King products and beers from the Marston's stable amomg others. in short it is no longer a beer haven. Add to this the fact that live music has gone and food prices have risen disproportionately I would now hesitate to give it my recommendation.

doctorpint - 5 May 2019 12:47
Ahh, the reflection of swaying lamps in the marina, the gentle lapping of the water, barges bobbing gently on the swell and the sussurus of traffic on the nearby A38, make sitting outside The Waterfront on a balmy summer evening very pleasant. In the winter, when sitting outside isn't an option and inside is often crowded, the experience is not quite so enjoyable. This is not helped by the major irritation of chairs placed along the length of the serving area that provide seating for bar-flies and an obstruction for those waving their tenners to attract attention. The service can be very slow and tedious, however, once served by the ever-changing array of youthful bar staff, the beer choice and quality is pretty good and reasonably priced, (unlike the food). The Barton Pale Ale and the Marina Bitter are locally brewed by Blythe and are priced very competitively alongside other interesting guest ales. The place is probably best described as a restaurant that serves beer rather than a pub that serves food and to be honest, I don't think it has any character but....and it's a big but, if you are looking for somewhere in the area to get a decent pint that isn't Marston's, then you've found it.
doctorpint - 9 Jan 2012 15:40
Large pleasant canal side pub in busy Marina development just a short walk from Barton Under Needwood. Excellent selection of well kept ales including their own beer. Gets very busy so expect a wait at the bar to get served if unlucky enough to be there on a Sunday lunchtime when it gets packed out with our cousins from 0121 Land. Feeding time at the zoo springs to mind. Regular band evenings are a great night out and tend to be frequented more by locals than the passing lunchtime trade. Large upstairs function room with balcony overlooking the Marina. Warning - ate there once only and they didn't get a single order right. We gave up in the end and just ate what was served.
villagefamily - 18 Nov 2011 12:27

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