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    Around & About Barton Marina

    You can find Barton Marina between Alrewas and Burton upon Trent, just above Barton Lock (No. 10) and bridge 38, on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

    Having a cycle ride or a country walk through the picturesque villages and countryside of the Trent and Mersey canal is a great way to unwind! Staffordshire is home to a range of new cycle routes, so plan your route to include a stop at Barton Marina.

    Our local area is home to a great choice of independent shops, with a unique choice of retailers just next door to our marina and an independent cinema.

    Be sure to include a meal and drink break at the Marina Cafe, or one of the many delicious cafes and pubs next to our marina to make the most of your visit.

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    Marina Cafe

    The Marina Café is where you can find simple, delicious and reasonably priced food.

    With views over the marina, sit back and relax at the Marina Café, with plenty of seating and a large outdoor seating area it's the perfect hidden gem. It is an ideal spot for breakfast and lunch, or to just meet friend for tea and cake. The cafe has a variety lunch specials, light bite and cakes to choose from with all our supplies sourced locally.

    The Marina Cafe is now open daily until 6pm, with two Tea Time Specials daily. Pop in or check our blackboard outside to see what's on!

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    Explore the Best Local Cruising Routes

    From picturesque landscapes to key tourist destinations.

    Whether you're a nature lover seeking beautiful scenery and wildlife encounters, an adventure enthusiast looking for exciting tourist destinations and activities, or simply someone who enjoys cruising through charming towns and cities, we've got you covered.

    With a near endless choice in cruising routes including some of Britain’s most popular and picturesque waterways, if you love exploring the network, Barton Marina is the place to moor your boat.

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    Restaurants, Bars & Cafés

    Barton Marina is host to some of Staffordshire's finest restaurants and bars.

    Enjoy a unique experience and setting in one of Barton Marina's restaurants. From the spacious and popular Waterfront Pub Restaurant to the cosy and stunning Thai Marina Restaurant, we know there's something for everyone.

    Walking in the local countryside? Stop off at Barton Marina for a brew and cake at our Marina Café, or the beloved Apple Tree Café.

    For a marina bar experience like no other, the Waterfront boasts one of the area’s most comprehensive drinks lists of ales, lagers, spirits and quality wines, not to forget their popular cocktails.

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    Shopping at Barton Marina

    From luxury wines and high end clothing to local food produce and gifts, these shops cannot be missed.

    You'll find lots of unique family run shops right next door to Barton Marina.

    Start and Tremayne is a family run specialist retailer of quality branded fashion accessories for over 120 years.

    For contemporary artwork from around the world, visit the award-winning Gallery Three.

    For fresh locally sourced food produce, you can't go wrong at Butcher, Baker Farm Shop. Seasonal fresh meat, home-made pies, fresh bread, and a variety of condiments, sauces, and gifts are all available here.

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    Red Carpet Cinema & Cafe Bar

    The Red Carpet Cinema and Café Bar is an independent two screen cinema with an attached café bar and large outdoor patio.

    Right next door to Barton Marina, the Red Carpet Cinema & Café Bar displays all the newest mainstream and independent films, broadcasts live events from around the world via satellite, and offers a variety of adult creative classes and mouth watering breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

    Nestled next to our marina, you can walk the promenade, stroll the lakes, peruse the art gallery, buy clothes or simply dine, drink, and watch a movie at The Red Carpet Cinema & Cafe Bar.

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    Thai Marina Restaurant

    Overlooking the water, Thai Marina complements its surrounding beauty with authentic Thai cuisine.

    Every meal is prepared with carefully selected, fresh and preservative free ingredients. Their large international wine selection accompanies their delicious food, as well as imported Thai beers and cocktails.

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    The Apple Tree Coffee Lounge

    The Apple Tree Coffee Lounge is a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or traditional afternoon tea just across from our marina.

    They also offer delicious cakes, bakes and desserts from the patisserie for a moment of relaxation. Deli bowls, salads, soup, paninis and traditionally baked jacket potatoes are among the lunch options, with sandwiches and baguettes available to eat in or take away for a picnic.

    They source their finest local coffee blend locally and fairly, ensuring the freshest coffee possible. In addition to a good selection of coffees and other beverages, the Apple Tree has a deli attached to it as well.

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    The Boat House Kitchen & Bakery By Pom's

    Part of the Pom's Family, The Boat House opened in October 2022 just across from our marina.

    The Boat House Kitchen & Bakery proudly serve fresh produce from local Staffordshire suppliers, many of which are family run businesses. Here you can enjoy meat sourced from Russell’s Butchers of Shenstone & Hoar Cross, fruit and vegetables supplied by Fresh View, daily fresh fish from Birmingham Market, bread is from Silver Tree Bakery, beer from Purity and wines from Perkins Wines.

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    Butcher, Baker Farm Shop

    Here you'll find freshly butchered meats, cooked meats, homemade pies, fresh breads and a wide assortment of condiments, sauces, and unique gifts.

    The Butcher, Baker Farm Shop just across from the marina provides fresh locally sourced produce from the National Forest, in order to support local farmers and reduce food miles. The beef and lamb in particular are aged to offer tenderness and flavour. Additionally, there are quality gourmet products and a range of fresh fruit and vegetables.

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    The Waterfront

    The Waterfront Pub & Restaurant is the most spacious eatery in our local area

    Open from 9.30am serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this popular watering hole offers traditional pub food, stone baked pizzas and daily chef’s specials. All meals are cooked to order from local ingredients. On Sundays, a variety of roasts are available in the restaurant. The bar stocks a wide range of ales, lagers, spirits, cocktails and wines… 27 by the glass! Overlooking the marina is the Crow’s Nest Suite, catering for weddings, parties and for business use.

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    Gallery Three

    Gallery Three is a national award winning gallery providing a variety of contemporary artwork from around the world.

    Awarded “Art Retailer of the Year” by the Fine Art Trade Guild, Gallery Three is the Midlands’ most progressive and exciting art destination.

    They offer a vibrant and enjoyable introduction to contemporary art, specialising in collectible limited editions, original art, and sculptures by renowned UK and international artists. With the most popular artwork on display, the contemporary gallery creates the ideal buying experience.

    The boutique includes a professional team of art consultants that will assist you in choosing the perfect piece. You can also receive assistance in all aspects of collecting artwork.