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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
“chateaubriand” (12 reviews)
“linguine” (4 reviews)
“fish pie” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
550 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 8JF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our 1st visit as we are not that local but do have family in the area so went with them(they have been before so could recommend)5 of us for Sunday lunch on the 7th January,a very cold day outside but lovely and warm and cosy...More

Thank jewles65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t let the outside of this lovely pub put you off. Inside it’s cosy and comfortable. But the real star is the food. Its description as a gastropub is well deserved. The excellent menu offers a great choice plus a daily specials menu and blackboard...More

Thank feebee_legend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always something very interesting on the specials board. Food well presented, cooked excellently allowing high quality ingredients to shine through. Seasonal foods a speciality A traditional gastro pub that allows the food to do the talking rather than trying to impress through hyperbole

Thank nickafowles
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We visited today SUNDAY 10th December. The weather was against us but we came from different directions. The Christmas menu was available, not extensive but adequate. Well really all dishes sounded amazing. There were 7 family members, we had either Beef or Turkey. Too many...More

2  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Stayed for one night, had a fab dinner, food excellent. Staff very friendly. Room was clean, bed comfy, ensuite. Breakfast was also excellent......huge! Would highly recommend, can’t wait to return.

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Go here regularly (ish) and I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience here. Great staff, great food, real ale, friendly atmosphere, reasonably priced. What more could you ask for?

Thank 4ngie-27
Reviewed 16 November 2017

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

2  Thank BradfordBuzzard
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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

1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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
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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
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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