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The Staff of Life

7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 7JH, England
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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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Isle of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had booked an overnight stay (first visit) to this attractive village inn, when our car broke down about six miles away. After being towed off the main road by police and rescued by an AA Relay wagon, we arrived at The Staff of Life about four hours later than intended. When it became clear we could not make it... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people at the Hotel were really friendly and helpful. The room was clean tidy and in good condition, as was the bathroom. I understand from a discussion with the owner that redecoration of some of the rooms was planned for the near future. We eat twice while we were there, a lunch time stack, and breakfast the following day.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this pub on an improtu walk with family and dogs, looked really nice and was happy we could take dogs , upon arriving pub was empty and there was a young girl who nodded when I asked if I was going in right place to sit with dogs. We ordered drinks and for children and noticed crisps were out... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked three rooms so that friends were able to stay with us. The rooms were comfortable although the room on the top floor was quite warm and maybe required a fan. Very quiet area and lovely location in a village environment with plenty of amenities close by like Calke Abby etc. Kaye was very accommodating and allowed us to... More 

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Chris N, Owner at The Staff of Life, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay, and enjoyed our comfortable rooms and peaceful location. We hope you found time to visit the wonderful Calke Abbey and beautiful Derbyshire countryside during your stay. We are thrilled that you noticed our food was local, which is something we are keen in promoting. Our... More 

Leicestershire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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 June 28, 2015

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 June 3, 2015

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 May 31, 2015

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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