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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Stourbridge
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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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