Wine Bar/Distillery/Merchant/Tastings

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CHRISTMAS PARTY Wednesday 6th (last minute space)
Join us to celebrate Christmas with a festive glass of sparkling wine, a special menu by Bah Bah Mezze with a festive twist on their Persian menu + live music from Jemma Johnson
Christmas parties £35pp. To book please email

Whats on this festive season
Thu 30/11. 5-11pm. LIVE MUSIC, KEVIN BRADLEY, 7pm.
Fri 01/12. 5-11pm. Bah Bah Mezze + LIVE MUSIC (Distillery Room) MIKE HARDY
Sat 02/12. 2-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room areas open
Sun 03/12. 2-9pm. ROB TAYLOR in the SUNDAY SESSIONS, 4pm + Bah Bah Mezze
Wed 06/12 Private – Christmas Party Night #1 (tickets still available)
Thu 07/12. 5-11pm. Open Mic – JEMMA JOHNSON & musical mates, 7pm.
Fri 08/12. 5-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room areas open.
Sat 09/12. 2-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room areas open
Sun 10/12. 2-9pm. SUNDAY SESSIONS, DOROTHY ELLA, 4pm + street food
Wed 13/12 Private – Christmas Party Night #2 (full)
Thu 14/12. 5-11pm. LIVE MUSIC, DOROTHY ELLA, 7pm + Bah Bah Mezze
Fri 15/12. 5-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room open
Sat 16/12. 2-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room open
Sun 17/12. 2-9pm. TOM BRAGGINS in the SUNDAY SESSIONS, 4pm +
Wed 20/12 Private – Christmas Party Night #3 (full)
Thu 21/12. 5-11pm. LIVE MUSIC 7pm, WIL PEARSON’S CHRISTMAS HITS + + Bah Bah Mezze
Fri 22/12. 12-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room open
Sat 23/12. 12-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room open
Sun 24/12. 12-11pm. Live music in both rooms from 4pm.
Boxing Day, Tue 26/12. 12-9pm. Live music, ROB TAYLOR 4pm.
Wed 27/12. 5-11pm.
Thu 28/12. 5-11pm. Open Mic 7pm. Jemma Johnson & musical mates.
Fri 29/12. 5-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room open
Sat 30/12. 2-11pm. Original Wine Bar & Distillery Room open
Sun 31/12. Private NYE Party (last few tickets available – Original bar
closed during the day. Distillery Room open from 12 until 5pm.

2024 FRIDAY Wine Tastings
Ticket only. 7pm every other week in our Distillery Room. February through to end of November.
Tastings include 6 wines, cheese & charcuterie. More details of each tasting on Instagram, Facebook & via our newsletter. To book, please email
The original wine bar is open as usual on these evenings.

*** 2024 WINE TASTINGS *** Here’s the first few of the year…
26th January. It’s Australia Day! £35
We kick off our 2024 tasting programme by celebrating something old with something new.
New Aussie wine discoveries to be exact!
9th February. Feeling Chile With Sommelier Sam. £35
With vines growing from the edge of the Pacific ocean to high in the Andes mountains, it’s time to get to know your Carménère from your Cabernet & let’s discover the exciting wines of CHILE!
23rd February. NEW New Zealand with Tony Wellings. £35.
Join new world wine expert; Tony Wellings on a vinous trip through New Zealand tonight.
8th March. The (Wine) Oscars 2024: Award-Winning Wines with Phil Brodie.
It’s Oscars weekend & what better way to celebrate than with six award-winning wines with wine merchant; Phil Brodie.
22nd March. Sparkling Spring Surprises With Bryn Stephens. £35
Try saying that at the end of this tasting…
5th April. A Spanish Odyssey With Wine-maker Tom Holt. £35
Tom is tearing up the rule book & producing some of the most dynamic wines in the region. It’s always a popular evening when he is in town. Come & join the fun.

Darley Abbey Distillery
We make our own gin. Please take a look over at

Whilst a wine merchant by trade (Est. 2007); in recent years we have added a wine bar with a couple of roaring fires 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 great music.

The Wine Bar
Inevitably, there is a focus on wine at our bar, and we have whittled our trade wine offering of 500+ wines down to around 80 wines on the bar list at any one time. We also have six beers on draft, and many an artisan spirit including our own London Dry Gin going by the name of ‘The Uncommon Thread’ which rolls in at 44%. Talking of spirits… If you are a fan of Whisky then the ‘Cage Of Age’ may be of interest! We have a rapidly expanding range of around 60 Whiskies – and if you happen to be keen on the budding English Whisky scene, you will find plenty of examples to try here. If you are fancying an evening off the above, then we have various 0/Low options including local Kombucha Mocktails & a lovely 0% ‘Spirit’ from Pentire in Cornwall.

Our artisan cheese & charcuterie board displays the wares of legendary local cheese Shop; Morgans alongside fine Italian produce from Vallebona in Wimbledon, we also sell bowls of sun-dried tomatoes, stuffed red peppers & Olives to go with your wine.

Wine Tastings (see latest tasting dates above)
We run wine tastings from our Distillery Room next door to the original wine bar. There’s always at least a couple of hours of informative fun to be had at our tastings with half a dozen interesting wines tasted alongside accompanying Charcuterie & cheese. Wines are presented by a mixture of hosts from in-house, winery representatives, sommeliers, wine educators and the occasional visiting wine-maker.

Private Hire Of The Distillery Room
The 70 seat Distillery Room is available for private bookings January to November.
For private hire enquiries, please email

Trade Partners
We are proud to work with a number of boutique wineries to provide high quality, good value wines from around the world. ‘Cheap’ we are not, but if you want an exciting wine list full of hidden gems for your customers to enjoy, give us a call & join our merry band of quality bars, restaurants & specialist shops that we supply to.

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.

If you have any questions, please email

For information on Darley Abbey Distillery & The Uncommon Thread London Dry Gin, please visit

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Opening & Food Serving Times

Opening Times

Opening Hours
Thursday: 5 – 11pm
Friday: 5 – 11pm
Saturday: 2 – 11pm
Sunday: 2 – 9pm