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The Staff of Life

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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good15%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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Free Wifi
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Pets Allowed
Wheelchair access
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Staff of Life is a very pleasant pub in Ticknall, Derbyshire. It has a large bar/restaurant and welcoming, helpful staff. I had to eat in a hurry as I had an appointment and they made every effort to make sure that my food was...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Staff of Life is a pleasant old Pub with a good car park and a well maintained outside seating area (for the summer months). Inside, the large room is laid out primarily for diners and seems to lack much of a facility for casual...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

The prices of the meals, are over-inflated for what is served. Whilst portion size is good, the food itself is mediocre, at best. The food was over-cooked, and bland. Experimental desserts didn't quite meet the required standard, and the two main meals came out separately,...More

Thank Perambulare
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stopped here for lunch and would return next time we're in the area. We ordered a beef burger with chips & salad (~£7), and the steak & ale pie with chips & peas (~£10) which took about 20 minutes to arrive. The food was...More

Thank KBrown279
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went fro Sunday lunch and found the food, atmosphere and service only acceptable. Beef was brisket (which I don't normally consider a roasting cut) and all veg arrived on your plate. Wine is v pricey. Others appeared to be enjoying themselves, but service is...More

1  Thank Lisa E
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
$101 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
$101 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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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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