Review on The Staff of Life Inn

This tidy-looking, gabled hostelry was built as a private residence during Edwardian times, but for many years it has been plying its trade as a 'country pub and eatery'. Inside, the bar is full of traditional features including flagstoned floors, high-backed settles and a wood-panelled ceiling.

The dining area is a country barn-like space that overlooks the patio garden with its pergola and teak furniture. Here you can pick from a regular menu of upmarket gastropub food that's always bolstered by daily specials.

Kick off with an English salad plate, classic Peking duck or seared scallops on tarragon-scented black pudding and black bean sauce, before prime meat from Joseph Morris (perhaps slow-cooked shin of beef on buttery mash with port jus and wholegrain mustard sauce) or wild mushroom and spring onion risotto. Desserts are 'handcrafted' by a certain Linda Neill - expect anything from rich chocolate truffle torte to vanilla and gingerbread cheesecake.

The Staff of Life Inn is also featured in: AA Guide

Rate this Restaurant


Gastro pub


Linda O'Neill

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm Sat & 12.00 - 3.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.15pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for The Staff of Life Inn

Facilities at The Staff of Life Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Staff of Life Inn
Main Street
LE17 6NT

Customer Ratings on The Staff of Life Inn

Please join our community and share your comments on this restaurant.

Rate this Restaurant

The Staff of Life Inn Christmas Menu

Restaurant menus often vary from day to day, so the above should be treated as examples of what to expect in terms of cuisine and price.

Images of The Staff of Life Inn

Virtual Tour of The Staff of Life Inn