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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicestershire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is quite a nice pub and the lady behind the bar was very pleasant. I ordered hamburger with cheese, fried onions,chops and salad. Hubby had brie and bacon baguette with onion chutney and salad. Not many people in so service was quite quick. Plenty of brie and bacon with mainly a green salad with fresh baguette. Good value what... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for one Saturday night to arrest a family function in nearby Hartshorne. We arrived in the early afternoon and decided to have lunch whilst the landlady sorted out the rooms etc. The four meals were well prepared and delicious, including gammon, battered cod and southern fried chicken with chunky yummy chips. It was all reasonably priced and served with... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights recently. Comfy bed, spoilt by untidy bedding and making up but slept well. Shower room (no bath) seemed new, good large shower, nicely tiled but spoilt by vanity sink with a shelf above in completely the wrong place on which you hit your forehead when trying to clean teeth,etc. Also no loo roll holder - rolls either... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Staff of Life for a one night break to do some walking in and around the Ticknall area. The pub/restaurant is easy to find on the main street of Ticknall with ample car parking spaces. There is a nice beer garden area to the rear of the pub that has pleasant views across the meadows and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed here while I was at Donington for the Superbike weekend. Nice welcome and the Landlord even made sure my bike was safe for the night ! I stayed in room 8 which was on the top floor, the room had a very new feeling and the bathroom/shower still had that new shine about it. Nice comfy bed and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited last weekend and happen to stumble across this place whilst driving through the beautiful villages in the local area. Nice country pub with good food at a good price. Seemed busy when we were in and that's always a good sign. Would return again

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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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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London
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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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