We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
24/12/2017 25/12/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    The Staff of Life

    7 High Street, Ticknall DE73 7JH, England
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    24/12/2017 25/12/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveller (5)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (2)
    Overview
    • Excellent54%
    • Very good15%
    • Average12%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible11%
    Travellers talk about
    “calke abbey” (10 reviews)
    “the pub” (18 reviews)
    “b b” (14 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    24 Dec25 Dec
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Ticknall hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "34c02e8c3fe9415e8349ebfbf96fe371", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":631694,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":24,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":25,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"34c02e8c3fe9415e8349ebfbf96fe371","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"The Staff of Life","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjM0YzAyZThjM2ZlOTQxNWU4MzQ5ZWJmYmY5NmZlMzcxIiwiQUlLIjoiNGY5OTQ4Y2I4MzA2NDI5N2FjZTg3MjU3ZTg1ZDlkZDkifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "24/12/2017", "checkOut": "25/12/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    50
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    Reviews (134)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 134 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Stayed for two nights on business, great room overlooking main road, traffic didn't disturb me at all. Room full of character, old beams etc but very comfortable with top-of-the-range en-suite bathroom. There was a range of drinks in room, and plenty of each, and a...More

    Thank VictoriaBath
    Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

    I booked 2 rooms for 2 family members. A little apprehensive at first but ended up having a very pleasant stay. The rooms close together(as requested) were perfect, nicely decorated, very clean and all facilities needed. Breakfast they told me was what they wanted. Staff...More

    Thank Alison B
    Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

    Booked this room to stay at download for the weekend with a couple of my colleagues. Wasn't really expecting much, was just looking for somewhere to lay my head after a heavy evening. Check in time wasn't until in the afternoon however the incredibly hospitable...More

    Thank Stephen F
    Reviewed 5 August 2017

    We visited the nearby Calke Abbey with friends and our dogs today. It was wonderful to find this perfect little pub, dogs were welcome inside which was a relief as the heavens were just about to open 😊 lovely food and the landlady couldn't have...More

    1  Thank Emmie D
    Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here (2 couples) on a Saturday night as we had been visiting the area. We arrived in the afternoon and the pub was closed but soon rectified and we were met and shown our rooms. Rooms were spacious and very clean and looked...More

    1  Thank GeeMBee
    Hallmark Inn
    475 reviews
    #20 of 29 hotels in Derby
    11.9 km
     
    Days Inn Donington A50
    376 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Shardlow
    9.9 km
     
    The Coach House
    129 reviews
    #1 of 3 hotels in Melbourne
    3.9 km
     
    Harpur's of Melbourne
    170 reviews
    #3 of 3 hotels in Melbourne
    3.9 km
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 100 - US$ 187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and TripOnline SA so you can book your The Staff of Life reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • England >
    • Derbyshire >
    • Ticknall
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (5)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (9)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all Ticknall Hotels
    The Coach House
    129 reviews
    3.93 km away
     
    Harpur's of Melbourne
    170 reviews
    3.94 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Wheel Inn Restaurant
    371 reviews
    .46 km away
    The Mill Wheel
    223 reviews
    3.40 km away
    Bay Tree Restaurant
    513 reviews
    3.93 km away
    Smisby Arms
    170 reviews
    4.56 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Dimmingsdale Nature Reserve
    7 reviews
    3.15 km away
    Chip and Pin Micropub
    97 reviews
    3.86 km away
    Trent Adventure
    53 reviews
    4.67 km away
    Definition Camps
    5 reviews
    5.06 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    RosieT2
    15 October 2014|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from RayLynn2013 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they do. Room Number 2
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "There are two larger rooms, a liitle more expensive but certainly worth the extra"
    Read review
    "There are deluxe rooms for those wanting a little more comfort."
    Read review
    "Superior rooms are all ground based, and have their own private entrances."
    Read review
    "All rooms are quiet and comfortable"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing