We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Staff of Life Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
+44 1706 819033
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 341: English reviews
Nelson, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been wanting to visit for a meal for ages and our first visit did not disappoint. The staff are lovely, particularly the two girls waiting on. Service was quick and the plates of food were pretty as a picture. I started with pheasant two ways; although I chose not to have the designated jus, the kitchen obliged me with... More 

Helpful?
Thank VickiLar
Padiham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit here after my hubby had visited here on pub outing. The menu is very good.We were the only people in having food on. Tuesday evening.The staff were very pleasant. Had scallops to start with and the hallumi sticks and a galic dip. Mains we had a fillet and ribeye served as we asked for,very hot. Liked... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gillybobs1959
Andover
Level Contributor
104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is some of the best I've had in a pub. The menu is excellent, the service is way above pub standard. We can recommend the mussels, seafood platter, lamb and the game (partridge/pheasant). Beautifully cooked. Lovely staff. Highly recommend.

Helpful?
1 Thank Yahoops
Todmorden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We come here quite a few times a year as a group or couples. Twelve months ago I couldn't help but I got the praises of this lovely place serving superb food. The last couple of visits have been under par, most notably due to the kitchen service. Having received raw chicken on a starter from a previous visit (the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Weathered83
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a great place to stay. Really traditional pub with great beers and a wonderful menu. Rooms are basic and a little tired but impeccably clean and comfortable. The highlight was breakfast. All you could wish for, freshly cooked and piping hot.

Helpful?
1 Thank steve c
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I know people here are raving about this place but I went about 6 weeks ago and had a terrible time. The food was so slow to come to the table that we had to leave very quickly after the mains came. There were only 5 of us and it took 2 hours to get 2 courses each. I had... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Bevyorks
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is the 7th time and each time have not been disappointed. Had an amazing stuffed marrow. Finished every last bite. One of the best in our area

Helpful?
3 Thank Sara W
Level Contributor
62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here with boyfriend and parents for Sunday lunch. Delicious and just enough. Reasonably priced and the desserts were delicious definitely returning.

Helpful?
3 Thank Dizzy_blonde_chick
Todmorden
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We hadn’t visited for a few months but my wife and I decided it would be nice to check out the place again, and boy, am I glad we did!! It’s a lovely charming place, more a restaurant than a pub but it still retains the country pub feel. The food however, is so very good. On the special menu... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank JerryOLee
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visited as a celebration. Atmosphere fabulous, friendly and inviting. Good selection of beers and wine. Food was amazing. Staff friendly, helpful and pleasant.

Helpful?
4 Thank joinersmoll

Travellers who viewed The Staff of Life Inn also viewed

Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Todmorden, West Yorkshire
 
Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Todmorden, West Yorkshire
 

Been to The Staff of Life Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
  • Phone Number: +44 1706 819033

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Staff of Life Inn and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Burnley, United Kingdom

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Staff of Life Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?