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The Staff of Life Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
+44 1706 819033
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

excellent food. fantastic little pub with 5 real ales to choose from also Guinness lagers and cider. great landlord and landlady as well as the staff open fires cosy night in what more.

Thank David R
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent traditional pub with real ale, excellent food and comfortable rooms. Reasonable prices for both rooms and food. Highly recommended.

Thank Terence Patrick M
Godalming, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice cosy traditional pub with a well thought menu and really tasty food. I had the chorizo burger which was really nice. Child friendly with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Lots of parking a short distance down the road.

Thank antjrice
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impromptu visit after driving past on New Year's Eve. Excellent food , great value for money and friendly staff. Will Certainly be returning. It's dog friendly too!

Thank Aab03
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two wonderful nights in December. The Inn was magnificent, Rooms were cozy and comfortable. Breakfast was possibly the best in the area with a wide choice and presented beautifully. Thank you Tim and team for your wonderful hospitality. We felt we were at home.

1 Thank Neilan W
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is better than just pub food, there is plenty of choice, the taste is always rally good, also the way the food is presented makes you want it even more, we just love this place, best pub to eat in todmorden. also its in a nice building the staff are always friendly, i would always reserve a table when... More 

1 Thank eduardandkate
Burnley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every few months and have done for the last 4 or 5 years! Every time it delivers and never disappoints! Real home cooked food full of flavour! I've literally enjoyed everything that I've tried here! My wife is a huuuge fan of the cornfake tart! Possibly her favourite dessert of all the places we've been! The staff... More 

Thank Adam L
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It would appear expensive for pub food but this is NOT pub food as many of us have had to accept, this is fabulous food, with all the tastes and presentation of fine dining. I have to say it has been a long time since we have been out and actually had a meal that ticked ALL the boxes. ...... More 

1 Thank MaryGR54
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

4 of us had a cracking meal. scallops and monkfish were delish, lamb shank was dropping off the bone and venison was superb. black pudding needed more flavour and yorkshires were a tad well done but I've never had a bad meal here.

1 Thank hamra007
Nelson, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

1 Thank VickiLar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?