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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 January 3, 2015
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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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2 reviews
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Address: 7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 1JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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