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The Staff of Life

7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 1JH, England
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Ranked #2 of 3 Ticknall B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Finwilli Bakewell, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a relaxing one night stay here whilst travelling on business. The hosts and staff are very friendly and welcoming. The room was very clean with everything I needed and the bed was very comfy. The highlight was the perfectly cooked steak that I had - it was melt in the mouth tender and great value. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I booked a last minute weekend break at the staff of life. We booked through the website which was very straight forward and was great to be able to choose exactly which room we wanted. It's not too far from where we live but with it only being a short stay, we wanted to make the most... More 

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Sywell, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Arrived with a group of friends for a few days walking holiday. Friendly landlady, checked into rooms, some are inside and some in the courtyard, all pleasant. Excellent menu and food quality and good choice of draught beers. Reports seem to vary but we found the place ideal for us. One con, seemed a bit short of staff at breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

9 of us descended on them for a late lunch having been out walking in nearby Calke Abbey. The place was packed with people eating and drinking. I thought it was probably too late to expect them to serve food but to their credit, we were given a great welcome and enjoyed their range of real ales. The Landlord and... More 

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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Clean and Pleasant room. Evening meal was very good as was the beer selection which was also well kept. Fresh milk in the room is always a good sign and bed was very comfy. niggles - breakfast cereals where not laid out neither where fruit juices - you had to ask. and has already been commented on by others the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and whilst there were some good points about the pub, we were somewhat disappointed by a number of others. Pros: The welcome was pleasant and we had a nice meal the first night - although the pork dish was unavailable as were two of the chicken dishes. The towels were nice and fluffy. The... More 

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I booked a night here when in the area for an outdoor film screening. There are very few places to stay in the area so had to book here through lack of options. I was expecting a dingy room above a country pub and was pinning my hopes on no more than a clean room to sleep in. I was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've just stayed for one night here and I'm sad to say that, although there were some really good things about The Staff of Life there were some other things that let it down badly, in our opinion. Lets start with the positives - Nice location - Room (4) pleasant with very comfy bed - Excellent full english breakfast On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We booked all the rooms in this lovely little inn for our family to stay before my daughters wedding at Calke Abbey. It was perfect for us all. Room five is beautiful with lots of room for brides to get ready for their big day. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner and staff who went above expectations in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We came for Mother's Day, the staff were very good, we were greeted with a smile shown to our table and served with complementary sharing bread straight away. The food was extremely great value for money, we here so happy with the service and food we came again 3 weeks later and had the same excellent service! Highly recommended amazing... More 

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