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The Staff Of Life

7 High Street, Melbourne, DE73 7JH, United Kingdom
+44 133 286 2479


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Overall guest ratings

8.6/10 Excellent
Based on 106 reviews
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  • 10.0
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 5.9

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  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly service
  • Clean rooms


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    Located in Ticknall village, rural Derbyshire. We offer our guests the traditional inn experience with real ales, home cooking & comfortable rooms! We have 7 en suite B & B rooms in our 4 Star English Tourist Board Rated Grade II Listed building, located in the heart of Ticknall. We have 5 standard rooms, available for single or double occupancy and 2 Superior rooms which are also available for single or double occuancy. Our prices include a full English breakfast or something a little lighter, if you prefer. All rooms have their own private entrance which means that you will not be required to pass through any of the dining or drinking areas. We are friendly and informal. You don t need to dress up if you don t want to and you will receive great welcome. the sort that you will never find in a branded hotel. You will soon discover the beauty of Ticknall and the benefits of our lovely B & B Accommodation. Payment will be taken in full at time of booking. Corporate guests. Firms use us often, offering their clients and employees a welcoming and friendly way to stay when on business in the area. Great for weekday business guests. We have people who have stayed with us for years as their second home. All of the rooms have a private entrance avoiding the need to enter through the Pub. Friends and family. We have many locals who book our rooms for friends or family when they come to visit. Wedding guests and people visiting for a special occasion also book our rooms. DINE WITH US Our team has worked hard to earn our reputation for serving good quality, home cooked food at pub prices. We have designed our menus combining traditional pub favourites as well as something a little different. We are proud to be a Derbyshire pub, particularly one in the beautiful village of Ticknall and we are lucky to have some of the finest produce in the country on our doorstep. We love our drinks as much as we love our food. Our range of draught cask ales and lagers is unrivalled in the area with 4 perfectly conditioned real ales on tap, with up to 150 different guest ales offered each year. These ales are also available direct from the barrel in our ground floor, temperature controlled cellar. We know our wine is great because it is blind tasted to ensure quality. You can choose not to buy a whole bottle because all our wines are available by the glass.yes, every wine we sell is available by the glass.

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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Facilities for disabled guests
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 106 reviews
    • 10.0 "Perfectly clean."
    • 9.4 "World class service."
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 8.4 "Food is delicious."
    • 6.7 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.5 "Average comfort."
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    Overall rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 73 reviews
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      10.0 "100% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
    • 7.0 "Nice rooms."
      5.4 "For only 54%, the bathroom was ok."
    • 5.6 "Average comfort."
    • 5.5 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.4 "Breakfast is mediocre."

    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    Based on 32 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      10.0 "100% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.3 "Food is delicious."
    • 7.1 "Good amenities."
    • 6.5 "Rooms are ok."
    • 6.3 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    Hotel type
    Family Hotel
    Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
    Good to know
    "Comfortable beds"
    "Friendly service"
    "Clean rooms"
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