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The Staff of Life

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a very enjoyable​ visit, staff very friendly and attentive. The food was very good in particularly the breakfast​. The owner Kaye ensured we were satisfied with the service and had a great sense of humour, which is always appreciated when you are in vacation

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We called here for a light bite lunch and was pleasantly surprised. This was our first visit here and the staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was excellent. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Karen R
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought himself for his birthday and booked a superior room - room 6. The room was a beautifully done conversion of an old cowshed. It was incredibly comfortable with very attractive furnishings, and cosy underfloor heating. The en suite bathroom was very spacious with a wonderful walk in shower. Don't expect too much of the wifi though - the walls...

Thank Beth K
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a business trip. Bedroom was clean and bed comfy. Shower not great but ok. Nice selection of beers in the bar and friendly staff. Excellent breakfast with unlimited coffee. Highly recommend for a good value stay.

Thank Scottydw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a quiet saturday lunctime so I would be intrigued to see how the staff managed a busy service! They were very pleasant but not very efficient. Food was fine usual pub fayre and reasonably priced. I would suggest that the waitress with long hair ties her hair back as we found a long hair in my daughter's...

Thank KateLeicestershire
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...

Thank demodave1
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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 4 March 2017 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 4 March 2017

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 1 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...

Thank Euroaggie

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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: RM549 - RM754 (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”
demodave1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are deluxe rooms for those wanting a little more comfort.”
Liz_Simpson_4455, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Superior rooms are all ground based, and have their own private entrances.”
RickDen, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and comfortable”
fullofcold, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good, but the units at ground level are amazing.”
nancylewisdann, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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