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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Kaye N, Owner at The Staff of Life, responded to this review

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Another great stay at the staff of life our base for the download festival. Always feel welcome and nothing is to much trouble. Breakfast very good, great room spotlessly clean, bed really big and comfortable. Would recommend.

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

It was great to see you again and Chris enjoyed meeting your husband for the first time! Real shame about the weather and lets hope its much better next year. Take care and thank you for taking the trouble to post a review. Kaye More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in this lovely place... the room was big and very cozy with tea and coffee at our disposal, nice and clean bathroom the shower was so big we could have invited friends.... no way!!!! The food was great and the Enhlish breakfast just as it should be. The owner,a very nice lady,did all... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We booked all the units of The Staff of Life, for the weekend of our son's wedding in nearby Repton. From start to finish the stay was a real pleasure, as the staff worked so hard, and thoughtfully, to make the weekend easy for us. For example: arriving back well after midnight to find the bedroom lights on, and a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited one Sunday afternoon- very hungry and looking forward to good food. It was a ridiculous wait for food. 50 minutes to get just a starter. There was only 2 waitresses on and apparently one chef in the kitchen. So completely understaffed for the number of diners. When dinner finally arrived it was poor.... Roast potatoes hard and under... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Country Inn. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion and have taken steps to have more waiting staff available at busy times. I am sure that you will appreciate how difficult this can be when located in a small village. We... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Lovely pub with pleasant staff team more than sympathetic to the needs of ramblers and their dogs but with a large area reserved too for those preferring to sit, eat and drink without the company of dogs. Good reasonably priced food and a warm welcome to anyone. Excellent rambles nearby on the Calke Abby estate (Naitonal Trust).

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal and good value. Three causes for £15. We were a large group and the mains didn't arrive at the same time. When you are ordering as a family group you expect the meals to arrive together. Down side are the facility's, welcome family's and children but no high chairs and no baby change.

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preston, lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Just back from a lovely two night stay. Very friendly and welcoming staff, excellent food and a convenient location for getting out and about. Very clean and comfortable rooms, we will definitely be staying here again.

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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 )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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: $134 - $185 (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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