We stopped here June 29th in the same room as Christina B.
I would not go so far as to say that the place was dreadful.
The problem with the cold tap and the water was the same as for Christina however the landlady did tell us about it when we arrived and was unable to offer us another room as she said she didn't have one. We were offered bottled water as well. The shower was a little unpredictable and seemed to alternate between scalding and cool. However, the room was spotless and very comfortable.
The landlady and staff were friendly and polite, almost overly effusive at breakfast but equally I was very tired and not talkative at that point - judging by the previous reviews either we were there on a good day or they have taken note of the comments written.
We did not eat in the pub in the evening as we went elsewhere to a prearranged barbecue but we thought the menu looked good and seemed reasonably priced. We did have breakfast the next morning which was okay.
We would stop here again and try the evening menu if we were down near Ticknall again.
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