Wine Bar/Distillery/Merchant/Tastings

Fantastic Live Music Line Up For Jubilee Week
Wednesday 1st June – Open 5-11. Live Music From Rob Taylor, 7pm.
Thursday 2nd June – Open 5-11. Live Music From Scribble Victory, 7pm
Friday 3rd June – As normal – Open 5-11.
Saturday – As normal – Open 12-11
Sunday – as normal – Open 2-9, with live music from Jemma Johnson at 4pm. Cottonworks Carvery Cobs available 2-5pm

New Wine Tastings
Thursday 26/05/22 – Wines of the Southern Rhone
Thursday 16/06/22 – Discover Portugal
Thursday 30/06/22 – Austrian Wines

More details of each tasting on Facebook & via our newsletter.
To book, please email winetastings@darleyabbeywines.co.uk

**NEW** Food at the wine bar
From Friday 3rd June all food can be ordered just like you are ordering drinks etc from the wine bar staff. The dreaded food app will be no more!
We have added a small selection of bar food cooked to order in our Cottonworks kitchen next door, so expect some fresh, crispy calamari, Padron peppers & honey roast Chorizo along with our summer Cheeses & Charcuterie Sharing Boards & new pizzeria menu.

Booking During The Summer
We have more room in good weather due to being able to have the courtyard open but booking is still advisable at the weekend peak times of Friday & Saturday evenings as well as Sundays afternoons due to our weekly ‘Sunday Sessions’ live music events. Courtyard bookings are for the front half of the courtyard (so nearest the inside rooms)

Wine Bar
Table service seems to have been overwhelmingly well received. It’s here to stay as it definitely helps keep service quick for you during our busiest hours. We have added a number of tables into both rooms within the wine bar so hopefully we can accommodate everyone turning up without bookings at the busiest times but it is best to book to avoid disappointment.

You have the option of The Original Wine Bar Room, or the Distillery Room which is a 60 seat adjoining building with a similar look & feel and with the addition of a working distillery. The courtyard is currently non bookable area & inside bookings can switch to outside if tables are available.

Wine & whisky Tastings
Tastings are in full-swing every other Thursday. We post each tasting on a newsletter & on social media. Wine/Spirits tasting vouchers are available from the bar @ £35 per ticket.

GinLab tastings (Summer 2022)
New for 2022, come along and have a go at making your own gin! Mixed/private bookings for up to 10 people working as a team to produce your own gin using our copper micro-still.

Darley Abbey Distillery
We are now a licensed distillery! We will have our own London Dry Gin early summer 2022. The first run was done on May 1st 2022 & we are really excited about getting the first batch bottled.

Retail Wines
The physical wine shop has had to make way for the distillery but we have a retail wine list with regular, seasonal offers available for collection from the bar, or local home delivery.


ABOUT US
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.

There is inevitably a focus on wine here with around 100 wines on the list at any one time. We also have six beers on draft (currently Estrella Lager + 5 craft beers), and many an artisan spirit. If you are a fan of Whisky then the ‘Cage Of Age’ may be of interest! We have around 40 Whiskies. Food comes by way of fresh hand-made pizza straight from our pizzeria next door in the courtyard, and artisan cheese & charcuterie boards. Local business; GourmetEggCo provide some fantastic tasting Scotch Eggs alongside our expanded beer range.

We run wine tastings (Two Thursdays a month) which are now housed in our Distillery Room next door to the original wine bar (The Distillery Room becomes part of the wine bar at the weekend). 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.

We have recently acquired a distillery licence to produce our own Darley Abbey Distillery spirits. Our copper arrived from Portugal & we are excited to have our own Darley Abbey Distillery Gin available early in 2022.
Part of this development is our GinLab which will open for Gin Making events for mixed/private group bookings of up to 10 people. The 60 seat Distillery Room forms part of the wine bar Fridays & Saturdays at our busiest periods but is sometimes available for private bookings at certain times throughout the year.

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  wine@darleyabbeywines.co.uk

For information on The Cottonworks – Our Bistro next door to the wine bar, please visit www.thecottonworksderby.co.uk

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Opening & Food Serving Times

Opening Times

Winter Hours
Thursday: 5 – 11pm
Friday: 5 – 11pm
Saturday: 12 – 11pm
Sunday: 2 – 9pm