drink with us
We are a relaxed pub suited to all sorts of leisure and business occasions.
Superior & Standard Rooms
Explore The Rich Heritage
Many To Choose From
Pub & Dining
Delicious Food & Drink
We love our drinks as much as we love our food. Our range of draught cask ales and lagers is unrivaled in the area with 4 perfectly conditioned real ales on tap,
Including our regular gold medal-winning Timothy Taylor Landlord. Because we are truly free of any brewery tie, we can buy our real ales from any brewery in the UK and we have sold almost 150 different guest ales in one 12 month period. Our wine is blind tasted to ensure quality. You can choose not to buy a whole bottle because all our wines are available by the glass.
A wide selection of wines.
7 High Street, Ticknall,
The Staff of Life is ideally located whether you are looking for an overnight stay on business, a short break or a longer stay. You will enjoy the advantage of a traditional Inn offering real cask ales and fresh home cooking. We back onto the open fields of the National Trust’s Calke Abbey and Gardens and are perfectly located for parents and visitors to the famous Repton and Foremark schools. We are also ideally located for East Midlands Airport and Donington Park and we are an easy commute to Ashby de la Zouch, Burton on Trent, Derby City and several local towns and of course, many other beautiful areas of South Derbyshire.