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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Lee J Staffordshire, 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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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bristol, England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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nottinghamhire uk
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Address: 7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 1JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ticknall
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