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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to visit my Son n his Birthday and stayed in `The Staff of Life` The room was well furnished and comfortable with underfloor heating and the shower was big enough for 2. We booked a table for 6 and our son and his family joined us for a wonderful meal, there was plenty of choice...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food. Quintessential British pub in Ticknall. The new chef adds daily specials which add a lot of variety to menu which is handy as I'm in there at least twice a week! To finish, you HAVE to order a floaty coffee. Natalie makes one of the best floaty coffees in the area!

Thank Martin J P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this pub in Ticknall! I routinely order the pate with chutney as it's a favourite of mine, though tonight the prawn cocktail was absolutely delicious. Tried one of the "specials" today, tortellini with cheese and spinach. It was cooked perfectly with a beautiful flavour, with sides of chunky chips and salad. I also suggest the fish and chips...

Thank Mark_Plowman
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this pub three times recently. First time with my daughter with her dog and we were allowed to take him in. They have a little side room in which we were allowed to take him. A bonus I thought for dog owners out for a walk and fancy a drink. My second visit was a Birthday lunch the...

Thank Wendy O
Bazel, Belgium
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have stayed at the Staff of Life multiple times and every time I can say its a wonderful experience. The staff is incredibly friendly, the atmosphere is great and each of the rooms I have stayed in are impeccably kept and each one is quite unique. The food is very good and the English Breakfast is authentic. The only...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a family Sunday roast. Meats and vegetables were fine and well presented. Staff were great and the place is fine. But, oh dear! The Yorkshires! We don't know what they were or where they came from - but they've never seen Yorkshire! All air and overdone - chewy and unfit for consumption - they need to sort them...

Thank Richard H
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I've said it all in the title really! Great pub grub and the overall value for money. Real ales on draft which is another winner for me personally. The pub was quiet so can't comment on how effective the staff were because there was only us to tend too.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I stayed for one night in a standard B&B room above the restaurant. The welcome was warm and friendly and I was even asked whether I was a hot person or a cold person so they could give me a room that best suited me. The room was lovely and warm and although it was over the restaurant there was...

Thank Liz_Simpson_4455
Horncastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I have just spent 4 nights here ...staff are very friendly and make you feel like family...the accommodation is very clean ..the food is top notch...there's nothing I can fault about the place...it's places like this that steer me away from the big chains. I'll be back if in the area. ..oh and thank you Natalie for my posh shampoo...

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner decided on a local night away together, and found The Staff of Life on booking.com (which got the booking wrong!!) upon arrival we thought it was a little odd that we had to wait until 5/6pm until check in, so we wandered around the village for a while. The booking mistake was easily dealt with by...

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

Thank you for your review. I didn’t realise that checking in after 5pm would be a problem for you as we emailed you on the 9/11 confirming our check in times. We often close at 3pm at this time of year and staff do need a break, but I would have checked you in earlier had I have known. I...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
Price Range: $122 - $226 (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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“There are two larger rooms, a liitle more expensive but certainly worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles demodave1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are deluxe rooms for those wanting a little more comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles Liz_Simpson_4455, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Superior rooms are all ground based, and have their own private entrances.”
 of 5 bubbles RickDen, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles fullofcold, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good, but the units at ground level are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles nancylewisdann, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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