Welcome to The Cottonworks!

A hop, skip and a jump away from the wine bar in Darley Abbey; The Cottonworks sits in the oldest building within the Darley Abbey Mills complex, nestled away in the Cotton Yard on the banks of the river Derwent.

Born out of a love of really good food, wine & coffee by friends David; owner of Lorentes Restaurant and Andy & Nichol from Darley Abbey Wines, the idea for The Cottonworks is inspired by those little Cornish seaside social hang out’s that serve really great coffee’s and brunches by day, before morphing into lovely intimate bistro’s by night. 

The Cottonworks Cafe

The Cottonworks Cafe is a neighbourhood gathering place with barista-served speciality coffees and teas, brunch’s and chalkboard lunch’s during the day as well as a bustling Sunday 'breakfast club’.

The Cottonworks Bistro

The Cottonworks Bistro offers something a little more intimate Wednesday to Saturday evenings where our Head Chef; George and his team serve Mediterranean inspired, seasonal dishes using the freshest ingredients. We let George break from the Mediterranean theme on Sunday’s in his quest to serve up Derbyshire’s finest Sunday lunch although there are plenty of hearty Mediterranean red wines to go with that slow roast rib of beef!

Opening & Food Serving Times

Opening Times


Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday to Saturday
10:00 – 16:30

Cafe 10:00 – 11:30
Outside areas only

Take-away available Wednesday – Sunday


Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday & Thursday
Pizza Menu 12:00 – 16:30
Bistro 17:30 – 23:00
Kitchen 17:30 – 21:30

Friday & Saturday
Bistro Lunch 12:00 – 15:00
Evening 17:30 – 23:00
Kitchen 17:30 – 21:30

Bistro Lunch 12:00 – 18:00
Kitchen 12:00 – 17:00

Book the bistro

Bistro - Please contact us for bookings of 8+ people.
Cafe - No need to book unless 8+ people.

Come dine with us!

Find us around the back of Darley Abbey Mills - from Darley Abbey cross the bridge over the River Derwent and turn left after the toll booth, from Alfreton Road pass Derby Rugby Club and The West Mill and turn right before the toll booth.

We have limited parking outside the café, with overflow parking at Derby Rugby Club.

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