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The Staff of Life

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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good15%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“the pub”(19 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair access
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All reviewscalke abbeythe pubtasty home cooked foodcountry innjug of fresh milkfull englishunderfloor heatingprawn cocktailpateearly checkshower roomvisiting the areafish and chipsfriendly welcomelovely foodgreat roomvery pleasant stay
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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...More

Thank Rogmate
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...More

1  Thank Brian101
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...More

Thank AndyCStourbridge
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...More

4  Thank RayLynn2013
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...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
$101 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$101 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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RosieT2
October 15, 2014|
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"There are two larger rooms, a liitle more expensive but certainly worth the extra"
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"There are deluxe rooms for those wanting a little more comfort."
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"Superior rooms are all ground based, and have their own private entrances."
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"All rooms are quiet and comfortable"
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