Contemporary food in a unique setting

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The story so far

Our history

We have a beautiful waterfront location in Darley Abbey Mills, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Our building is special: it’s over 200 years old and during the industrial revolution, it housed the staff canteen for a thriving cotton mill.

Today, it continues to be a place to come for delicious food and drink with friends, family and colleagues. The previous owners — Kathryn and Jonathan Hobson — poured all their passion into the place, transforming it into a multi-award-winning fine dining venue during their 16-year tenure. We respect that history and want to build on it, by offering high-quality, beautifully presented dishes that are created from seasonal, local ingredients wherever possible. Read more about our vision.

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Our location

We’re located in Darley Abbey, a picturesque village on the outskirts of Derby city. We have two outdoor terraces overlooking the River Derwent, which can seat 70-80 people. So if you prefer to dine al-fresco, you can do — all while taking in the views of the weir and the wildlife. It’s a gloriously tranquil spot.

Waterfront Darley Abbey Mill, Derby, DE22 1DZ

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Our suppliers

Great suppliers are key to our success. We believe in using seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible so we buy from outstanding Derbyshire-based companies like Owen Taylor and Sons, Duffield Dairy and The Cheese Factor, to name a few.

Succulent Derbyshire beef, award-winning Dovedale blue cheese, crisp sparkling wine from Staffordshire and handcrafted Shining Cliff gin from Derbyshire — these are just some of the regional treats you’ll find on our menus.

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social responsibility

We’ve teamed up with Carbon Free Dining to offer you the chance to counterbalance the carbon footprint of your meal. If you choose to pay the 99p donation with your bill, Carbon Free Dining will plant a fruit tree in the developing world. This will help to provide the following, to some of the most vulnerable people in the world:

  • Food
  • Education
  • Income
  • Shelter
  • Fodder for their animals.

The Scheme is backed by the United Nations and has a host of high profile restaurants on its books, including Marco Pierre White in Nottingham, James Martin in Manchester, and Tredwells by Marcus Wareing in London.

See how many trees we’ve planted so far

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