drink with us

We are a relaxed pub suited to all sorts of leisure and business occasions.


Superior & Standard Rooms

Historic Village

Explore The Rich Heritage


Many To Choose From

Pub & Dining

Delicious Food & Drink

our drinks

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,

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.

We also support local brewers like Little Brewing Taj and offer Guest Ales throughout the summer months.

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. For those looking for a refreshing cocktail we have various options available.


A wide selection of wines.


01332 862479

7 High Street, Ticknall,
DE73 7JH


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.