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“Lovely”
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The Staff of Life
Ranked #1 of 2 Ticknall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ticknall, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

As relatively new residents to Ticknall we decided to try out The Staff of Life for some pub grub. We were very well welcomed, lovely service by who I presume was the landlady, she was very attentive and friendly. The food was simply lovely, a good but not oversized portion and not to fussy! gorgeous.. think we wobbled rather than walked home!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

I had a great stay I ony wished I was staying longer. On arrival I was met by the landlady who was very accommodating, (cmpyourass are you sure about your comments!).

There was a great range of cask beer along with a good menu. The room was the best I have stayed in this year (I normally stay away once a week).

The 2 egg Omelette for breakfast was a real treat.

I would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Hello. We went there for the first time this weekend - and it looks lovely inside - however the land lady was sooooooooo rude - ignorant and unfriendly --- even to her own staff! Very expensive and poor service! Don't do it - there's a better pub up the road.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This was the second time we visited the Pub for Lunch and it will be the last. The menu is basic the service was poor due to a lack of staff, overpriced food; £5.95 for a cheese roll - the roll was possibly the worst bread that my daughter and I had tasted. Chips that were greasy. It is such a shame because the place is pleasant inside but once again a classic case of how easy it is in UK Pubs to get it so wrong.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

After a bracing walk around the nearby Calke Abbey looking at the baby lambs, we decided that we needed some hot food to thaw us out. The queues at Calke in the restaurant were huge so we decided to venture elsewhere. We visited the Staff of Life a few years ago and had a steak and ale pie that was at best tepid. Today's steak and ale pie was hot and full of meat with fantastic chips, peas and rich meaty gravy. My wife enjoyed the chicken and ham pie and my son said the sausages in his childrens sausage and mash were the best he'd ever had. Well recommended for a hearty pub lunch.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We stayed at the Staff for 2 nights, our room was of a very high standard and finish, quality from top to bottom and immaculately clean. The staff were very friendly & helpful during our stay. The meal we had in the restaurant was also of an excellent standard, as was breakfast. We would highly recommend the Staff of Life and hope to return soon, we really could not fault the place.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

I only stayed one night but will definitely stay here again when in the area. My room was pleasantly decorated, the bed was very comfy and the shower room was a good size. The in-room selection of toiletries and teas was excellent and the wifi was free and easy to access.

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Property: The Staff of Life
Address: 7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 7JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ticknall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ticknall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Staff of Life 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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