Clarion Collection Hotel Makeney Hall
Belper, EN DE56 0RS
Phone: (44) 0844 855-9111
Fax: (44) 0133 284-2777
Bars & Cafes
The Academy is the "bar" of the Derby Student's Union at the University of Derby and is located in the Student's Union Quarters. The "Bar" is equipped with the best sound and light facilities to aid the artists who often perform here. Acts such as The Dykeenies, Glasvegas, East 17 have played in the past. Besides this many student level competitions are held here. The Academy, over the years, has rightly been the bonding zone for all the students studying here.
Derby's top ale house, the Flowerpot also doubles as a popular live music venue. An impressive beer selection and a menu consisting of traditional pub fare make this spot popular among Derby locals. With eclectic music acts playing nightly in the back room, The Flowerpot is sure to have something for everyone.
The CUBE Cafe Bar is an award-winning cafe which has warmed the hearts of Derby's folks, and with good reason too. Their home-cooked meals are to die for, and some meals worth sampling are the delicious Asian chicken wrap, salmon and spinach cakes, grilled portobello mushroom soup and crumbled goats cheese salad. The prices are rather wallet-friendly too. Theme nights and live performances are on an ongoing feature so check the website for a list of upcoming events.
The Blessington Carriage is a darling little pub that is a must on many locals things-to-do-this-week list. Staging live bands and entertaining with pub games like pool, this pub is quite the winner.
Clearly famous in and around derby as of one the best pubs, Exeter Arms is a landmark in the area. Situated at Exeter Place, in 1816 it was an ale house, frequented by the beer drinking class of Derby. The pub was quite famous for brewing its own drinks but that stopped some years ago. The interior of the pub still retains its old wooden charm along with walls adorned with nostalgic pictures. A warm place to have some warm or cold beer.
The Big Blue Coffee Company is a local hangout in Derby, for the youth and for all those you want to munch a quick bite. This place is best visited with a group of friends over coffee and some sandwiches and cakes. On the other hand you will also find laptop carrying business associates as well. The helpful staff makes the service rise by notches and thus make the customer feel well tended to.
The old Bell is still young at heart for it attracts a lot of student crowd. Located at Sadler Gate, this pub holds live gigs on Mondays and Thursdays. The pub has a look that traces its existence back to almost 300 years and from the inside, it is filled with young people sipping on beer from the ale pumps and grooving to music playing in the live music rooms.
Susumi Late Bar is a two level club in Derby, which opened it's doors in 2001 and since then has carved a reputation as being one of the hottest night-time spots in the city. The two-level layout and the variety of music played ensures that everyone leaves satisfied; sitting areas and a DJ booth are located on the ground level, and the dimly-lit top level caters mostly to dancing.
The history of this pub dates back to the 19th century and on course to its present, it has existed in many forms and appearances. The place, pretty popular in the area in its previous name, "The Drill Hall Vaults", has now settled on a more modern name Bar One. The setting essentially vibes with the name and has a decent choice of delightful drinks and delicious food. The decor effortlessly blends in the theme of the bar which is at the same time traditional and hip. Bar One has awesome music and sports on television occasionally. The place is open till late.
Ryan's bar is an Irish Bar without the fiddles and leprechauns. Located at St Peters Street, this pub has spread over two levels. Frequently visited for its service and ambiance, the bar has fond memories for everyone who visits here. Home cooked lasagna, pies are delicacies that top the menu list and leave you craving for more. Live the Irish experience at Ryan's.
Local talents as well as big name acts are known to frequent this music venue in central Derby. Since it's inception in 2005, First Floor (formerly known as Supernova) has established itself as the premier venue for live rock and alternative music in the area. Call for concert dates.
Sitwell Tavern is a place to relax and unwind over some drinks and good music. The tavern provides for right entertainment and drinks. An internet jukebox allows you to download and play any sort of music. The pub will surely get you hooked on once you enter the doorway.