Don't be put off by the petty negative reviews on tripadvisor. We found it to be a very nice place to spend a couple of hours. Staff, although extremely busy were friendly and happy to serve, cleanliness was above reproach & good value, tasty food with a good selection of drinks.
So much nicer than one of those horrid brewery chain eating houses where all the food is brought in pre-prepared, frozen then microwaved or deep fried!
The Staff of Life has it's own live-in chef & is well worth a visit. Go with an open mind I think you'll be pleasantly suprised. An old countryside pub as it should be.
- 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
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