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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 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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nottinghamhire uk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Weston-super-MAre
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We spent one night at the Staff of Life, although we wished we were staying longer. A genuinely warm welcome greeted us and we were shown to a lovely room that had absolutely everything you could want. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom huge and there was plenty of hanging space and drawers. A lot of thought had gone... More

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Belper, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very pleasant looking village pub, but food average at best, very small portions and expensive! Draft real ale very expensive compared with other pubs nearby, ordering and payment system inflexible and unfriendly.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Staff of Life is a very pleasant pub in Ticknall, Derbyshire. It has a large bar/restaurant and welcoming, helpful staff. I had to eat in a hurry as I had an appointment and they made every effort to make sure that my food was served quickly. The food was all right, perfectly acceptable but not special and a bit... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Staff of Life is a pleasant old Pub with a good car park and a well maintained outside seating area (for the summer months). Inside, the large room is laid out primarily for diners and seems to lack much of a facility for casual drinkers. The decor seems to lack any theme and does not add to the dining... More

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Derbyshire
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The prices of the meals, are over-inflated for what is served. Whilst portion size is good, the food itself is mediocre, at best. The food was over-cooked, and bland. Experimental desserts didn't quite meet the required standard, and the two main meals came out separately, minutes apart. The owner was not rude, as I'd seen in other comments, but the... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stopped here for lunch and would return next time we're in the area. We ordered a beef burger with chips & salad (~£7), and the steak & ale pie with chips & peas (~£10) which took about 20 minutes to arrive. The food was very tasty, and decent portion sizes. The ale was well kept, good selection of non-alcoholic... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went fro Sunday lunch and found the food, atmosphere and service only acceptable. Beef was brisket (which I don't normally consider a roasting cut) and all veg arrived on your plate. Wine is v pricey. Others appeared to be enjoying themselves, but service is really slow.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed in room 3 which is a good size, immaculately presented and very homely. Evening meal and breakfast were both very good. Simple food cooked to order (not reheated mass produced stuff). Kaye and her staff were very welcoming, helpful and friendly providing attentive service. A refreshing change from the featureless large nationwide hotel chains that us business travellers have... More

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Address: 7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 1JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ticknall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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