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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay. A quiet, comfortable room which was a good size and lots of wardrobe hanging space. All hotel amenities provided plus real milk in a jug. Decor is tasteful (no unnecessary boutique hotel silk cushions) and a comfy bed to watch TV and sleep, provided a restful stay. So convenient, the restaurant/bar is downstairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quintessential British Pub done better. Friendly staff, EXCELLENT food which includes staples like fish and chips plus more foodie selections like Brie pastry and pâté. Specials change each day, and menu was recently updated. Great atmosphere, good drink selection, fantastic desserts. Never had a bad experience here, and have eaten here over 15 times. This pub is absolutely worth your... More 

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Thank Martin J P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my partner for the night, rooms are lovely and clean and come with all the little luxuries you'd expect. The staff are incredible and look after your every need. Me and my partner both dined in the evening and head breakfast and could not fault anything (I'm quite fussy). Overall brilliant place to stay and I would... More 

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Thank Courtney K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and friendly helpfuI staff, I had the home cooked steak and ale pie and i must say it is one of the best i have had in a long time, the pie was filled to the brim with meat that was so tender it just melted in the mouth, hand cooked chips, veg and a lovely meaty gravy,... More 

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Thank Marie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends here for lunch. One had fish & chips for £6.99 - what a plateful ! Ham egg & chips mmmmm..... Real home roasted ham, hand carved & delicious. Proper hand cut chips as well. Friendly welcome and very efficient service. Would certainly eat here again.

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Thank Ian P
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous rooms Service and food Definitely a place to re visit time after time Would recommend to everyone Lots of choice on menu and specials are brilliant Decor in rooms is fantastic and well planned out Ambience is brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Staff of life catered for 220 guests at my son's wedding with a great selection of foods. The staff were extremely attentive and professional. All of the guests commented on how good the food was. Roll on next year for the anniversary celebration! Awesome quality of food and service was 100% top rate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Staff of Life after a great day at Donnington Circuit which is only a few miles away. The bedroom was high quality and was very comfortable. It is a great pub with rooms with lots of character and friendly and accommodating staff

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This review is from someone intent on causing harm to our business. The review is dishonest and defamatory. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Real Review - Got there, found bed was grubby had hairs in it and was dusty, my asthma was really bad twitching nose. The food was well below average and had hairs in it as well, the mayonnaise was watery, even the eggs on my plate smelt bad, like they had gone off. Unwiped table, floating poo in the toilet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner with friends while staying in the area. Booked via phone nothing was too much trouble. Prices very reasonable. Tried the interesting rhubarb amd strawberry cider. Not for me but the free taster was a nice touch. Food served quickly and efficiently. Wide range of specials. Great meal for all of us. Would go again

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Ticknall, next door to Calke Abbey & Park. About 10 mins from Donnington Race Circuit, 10 miles from both Derby & Burton on Trent. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Staff of Life

Address: 7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 7JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
Price Range: $135 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Staff of Life 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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