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The Staff of Life Inn

550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
+44 1706 819033
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (4 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (10 reviews)
“fish pie” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Situated at the Todmorden end of the Cliviger Gorge, this pub is easy to miss , but has a well marked carpark a few steps down the road. I went there for lunch on a quiet, midweek November day. There were a few people at...More

Thank BradfordBuzzard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on way home from work one night after several recommendations to go. Standard / level of both service & food very high - nice friendly welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We shall return again for sure.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7 of us have just eaten here for a friend’s birthday and had a great meal. The T-bone steak and crayfish pasta were delicious. We had a main course and a drink each (a couple of us had 2 drinks) and it came to £20...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for the second time as we'd come to Todmorden to attend the A Love from Outer Space night at the fabulous Golden Lion. The service is exceptionally good and every member of staff greeted us with the kind of...More

1  Thank Greg A
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We visited here for the first time on a Saturday nigh with friends who had been before. The pub itself isn't massive and very authentic and old worldy with stone walls and dark wood bar. On arrival it was very busy and with it being...More

Thank Mr_MrsBeckett
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is very much a bijou restaurant with lots of old world charm. Very intimate atmosphere and the food was excellent, well presented and the service was very good. We all had a lovely time and I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank irisoldroyd
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a go to place fro family celebrations. It is consistently good - offering great locally sourced food. Cosy and inviting.

Thank Sian L
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had a family meal here recently - the food was well cooked and presented - and service prompt and friendly! - this venue is a bit alternative which adds to its charm - we are regulars and will definitely revisit - thank you!

1  Thank hmTod
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had a family Sunday lunch and it was fantastic. A great price £12 for on course, £15 for two course. Great choice of veg and a huge Yorkshire pudding. The puddings are delicious :) The atmosphere was great and the staff very attentive. We...More

1  Thank InsightManchester
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We have been here a few times and we always enjoy it, the menu has changed and is limited and needs to have more choice, the specials board is usally really good which makes up for the limited menu but that was limited on this...More

Thank eduardandkate
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Joyce E
7 October 2017|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
You could park directly outside the pub, but there are a couple of steps into the pub, and the toilets are not accessible with a wheelchair.
Rebekah G
22 March 2017|
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Response from Dez C | Reviewed this property |
amstel i think
2 November 2015|
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Response from eccosian4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a car park beside the pub. You have to park there and walk down the stairs and turn right and the pub is 1 minutes away on the right.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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