Darley Abbey Wines/Bar/Distillery
Whilst a wine merchant by trade (Est. 2007); in recent years we have added a wine bar with a couple of fires roaring throughout the winter & a 200 year old courtyard which we open up each spring. It is a fairly bustling place full of like-minded souls enjoying a good glass of something, in good company with (if staff who leave the iPod alone) great music!
We serve fresh hand-made, wine-friendly pizza straight from the pizza kitchen in the courtyard. We also serve O-mazing olives by the bowl.
Both in the wine bar, and our wine shop in the adjacent building, there is inevitably a focus on wine with around 100 wines at any one time.
We also have a small but interesting range of Beer (with 3 on tap), and many an artisan spirit. If you are a fan of Whisky then the ‘Cage Of Age’ may be of interest! Particularly if I can find the key.
We have year-round wine tastings (2-3 tastings a month) which are now housed in our wine shop. There’s always at least a couple of hours of informative fun to be had. Most see half a dozen interesting wines tasted alongside accompanying Charcuterie.
We have recently acquired a distillery licence to produce our own Darley Abbey Distillery spirits. Our copper still is currently on its travels from Portugal & we are excited to have our own Darley Abbey Distillery Gin available from spring 2021.
For all of the above & probably more; you can find us imbibing away in ‘The Stables’ (built in 1805) within the historic UNESCO Darley Abbey Mills World Heritage Site.
Our current ‘best guess’ is that the wine bar will initially open back up outside only from April 12th. The courtyard will be in full-bloom by then & we have the area fully covered & heated if the weather isn’t good.
Due to the limited space (which looks to be 50-60 people with social distancing) we are opening bookings up 7 days a week.
Our retail home delivery service will continue to run up to when ‘non essential’ shops (since when has wine been ‘non-essential’ 🙂 is allowed again, we are then back on our regular weekend shop opening times.
If you have any questions right now, email is best firstname.lastname@example.org