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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 September 6, 2014
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Weston-super-MAre
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22 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 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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Derbyshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: 7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 1JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ticknall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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