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Christmas Market at Barton Marina

At Barton Marina we ensure that Public safety is at the forefront of everything we do, therefore, We will not be holding our Christmas Market or our hugely popular ‘Celebrity Switch on of Lights’ this year.

We are obviously disappointed as our Christmas event attracts hundreds of  people but both CJ”s and Barton Marina believe it would be against our aims and government advice to hold a market which is open to such a large following.

We look forward to seeing you at our last market of the year in November at our usual Monthly Artisan Market where its easier to social distance and all Covid regulations are in place.











Start & Tremayne

Start and Tremayne is a family run business which was originally established in Burton upon Trent over 100 years ago.

We stock a large range of leather goods & quality gifts


Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

StrEAT Food Socials


We have arranged the next street food extravaganza & will keep you posted on any new guidance issued by the government.

Next Date: Easter Weekend 3rd & 4th April

Barton Marina works with some amazing food traders around the UK. Every trader that comes on site is vetted to ensure that customers not only get a wide range of cuisines to choose from, but at an affordable price, too. StrEATFood socials are open to all food enthusiasts with a genuine passion for food.

If you are not looking for the usual dining experience then come along and try StrEAT Food Socials on site.  We strip back the frills and fanciness in our wonderful grounds with ample social distancing, picnic blanket areas, COVID19-compliant guidelines, hand sanitising stations… and the main thing being PHENOMENAL FOOD! As usual, these are family events, we
can’t wait to see everyone

We’ll see you there – keep your eyes peeled for more!

Free entry – Families welcome

2 for 1 Cocktails at The Waterfront – Monday – Friday 5-7 pm until November


Celebrate the end of summer season with an essential summer cocktail from The Waterfront overlooking the Marina.

The NEW cocktail menu plus old favourites are on offer


There’s something for every mood, party, holiday, celebration at The Waterfront


Daily 10am to 10pm

Parker Hall

Rural properties for sale in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Find your new home today!

With more than 37 years of experience selling in the area between us, Parker-Hall Estate Agents prides itself on extensive local knowledge matched with professional and efficient customer service. The latter includes accompanied viewings, flexible appointments and frequent contact and feedback.

Our bespoke marketing packages and property sales brochures allow us to highlight the individuality of your homes while engaging with prospective buyers through eye-catching newspaper and magazine advertising, an easily navigable website and professional photography, showing your properties at their very best and most desirable.

Customers looking to buy in the area will benefit from relocation expertise and a personal home finder service extending beyond property specifications to include schooling and lifestyle information as well – something we’ve gleaned from not only working in the area, but living here too. We also specialise in downsizing support, helping our clients find the right property and offering assistance beyond the mere transactional to include help settling into your new home afterwards. At Parker-Hall you can count on an honest, personal approach to property and a helping hand from start to finish.

Tel. 01283 575000
Or email:
or visit our website

The Mug Tug

Whilst studying for a degree to become a complementary therapist, my family suggested that, once qualified, I could set up a treatment room on a narrowboat moored at Barton Marina, a place we live near and visited often.  Although I didn’t feel the location was what I wanted for my therapy business, the idea of running a business on a narrowboat stayed with me as an exciting idea… but what?

A couple of years later, during a family holiday in the summer of 2009, we visited a craft village with a paint-a-pot studio to while away a few rainy hours.  It was during this visit, as the girls in the family were absorbed in our creations – all mugs – I appreciated how fun and therapeutic the activity was – a wonderful addition to my list of holistic activities to recommend to clients – to explore their creativity and reduce their stress levels! The cogs started whiring and hey presto – light bulb moment – THIS is what I would love to do on a narrowboat!  I told my Husband as soon as I saw him and  by the time we got back to our holiday house he had come up with the name….. and so The Mug Tug was born!

The Mug Tug opened it’s door in October 2010 with an official opening by John Waterhouse in January 2011.

Indulgence by Nero e Bianco

Indulgence will feature an enomatic wine dispensing machine allowing customers to sample new wines each week.

A range of elegant Italian wines are offered for sale in store and online together with Italian craft beers and spirits.

For those with a sweet tooth, Indulgence offers a range of irresistible Italian chocolates with a pick and mix option as well as gift boxes.

Wine tasting events linked to chocolates and cheese and other foods will be a regular feature.”

We are now serving Italian Coffee, Pastries & Gelato!

Opening Times

Monday: 9:30 – 4:30

Tuesday: 9:30 – 4:30

Wednesday: 9:30 – 4:30

Thursday: 9:30 – 4:30

Friday: 9:30 – 4:30

Saturday: 9:30 – 5:00

Sunday: 9:30 – 5:00

During the summer months we host late night evenings. Please see our website for more details


I’ve worked at the shop, previously called Sophia’s, since it opened in May 2010 and recently took over on 1st March 2016. I renamed the store Alyssa, after my daughter.

All 3 staff have stayed with the new shop, Heather Knight, Pam Wootton and Sue Ward, and we make a great team. We have a loyal customer base, as well as passing trade, and we pride ourselves in not being pushy sales people but we are there to help and advise customers if they want us to.

There are times when a customer will walk out with a new outfit that we have shown them, that they wouldn’t have picked themselves. We know we’ve done our job right when they come back and say how fabulous they feel in their new outfit!

The shop remains ladies wear and accessories, and I’ll be concentrating on our main brands of Joules, Seasalt, White Stuff and Thought this year.  Exciting times!

Contact details:

01283 713992

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, including bank holidays
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm
Closed Christmas Day

John Partridge & Co

John Partridge is a small to medium Staffordshire based brand with an exceptional reputation, based on our history of making and selling superior country clothing products

Our History

The business you know as John Partridge was founded in 1969, and was called Landowner. Back then we made fertiliser for the local farmers. We expanded the business into a range of waxed jackets and quilted waistcoats (which we’ve been making ever since.)

John Partridge as a company is privileged enough to have customers across the globe and in all walks of life – from country folk to royalty, media types to architects, urban and rural dwellers of all kinds.

In the year 2013 the company is starting our first website where our customers can purchase our designs blood pressure online. This has been created to allow customers more availability to our products whilst still delivering John Partridges high standard of customer satisfaction.

We are a small team who pride themselves on keeping customers for life as we will do all we can to assist and satisfy. We do not see our mission as just fashion, but also a product that lasts; if the products are not fashionable and long lived we have missed our target.

For more information please call us on 01283 716005 or email at

Our retail team consists of Heidi and Jules

We are open 11am – 4pm Monday to Sunday.

Nero e Bianco

The story so far……

Hello, my name is Jill Hartley and I am co-Director of Nero e Bianco with my partner Michael Ballance.

I have always believed that women across all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicity should feel fabulous in the clothes they wear! Sadly, I’m not convinced that we do. So many times we hear  “does this suit me?”, “can I wear this?” “am I too old?” “am I too big?” “I’m not good at putting outfits together?” “I can’t find anything stylish but comfortable!”   I could go on….. and although we try to be amused by that – quite honestly it’s not funny  is it!

In our busy lives, be it work, children, parents etc it is not always easy to find  clothes that we feel fantastic in.  I adore elegance, style, quality and fashion trends. I also feel  passionate about helping women feel good about themselves, to be able to wear fabulous clothes regardless of body shape, size and age! Along with that I want to help women feel confident in their choices of clothing and accessories by helping with their style, bringing their personality to life with clothing that compliments,   In fact that is what Nero e Bianco is all about, hence our line ‘with a personal touch’.

Nero e Bianco brings many new and exciting brands that have not been seen in the UK before.