Welcome to The Cottonworks!

ABOUT
The Cottonworks is nestled away on the banks of the river Derwent in the oldest building in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Darley Abbey Mills.

We serve speciality coffee & teas, a fine breakfast & lunch menu during the daytime, our Pizza Kitchen is open throughout the day. Our Bistro menu starts early evening on a Wednesday through to Saturday & Sundays are all about the roasts!

Born out of a love of really good food, wine & coffee by friends David; (Lorentes) and Nichol & Andy 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, pastries & cakes on a Monday & Tuesday, then from Wednesday, the kitchen opens during the day for fine breakfasts, chalkboard lunch’s & Pizzeria.

*NEW* OUTSIDE RIVERBANK TERRACE
We have made the necessary changes to be able to open the riverbank space from 12th April.
With more riverside views, outside heaters & umbrellas when needed; this will initially be our entire trading space during this ‘outdoor only’ dining period.

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 up a seasonal menu. Sundays are all about the roasts here! Our new Pizzeria runs all week.

All menus are here on our website.

Opening & Food Serving Times

Opening Times

We now have less tables available than in the summer months so please pre-book if you can for breakfast, lunch & evening dining using the booking form below.

OPENING TIMES

Open 9am – 11pm Monday to Saturday
& 12-7pm on Sundays.

Here are the specific Service Times

Monday: 9am – 4pm (Cafe only)
Tuesday: 9am – 4pm (Cafe only)

Wednesday: Cafe, 9am – 4pm
Breakfast, 9.15am – 11.15am
Bistro Lunch, 12 – 2.30pm
Bistro Evening, 5pm – 9pm

Thursday: Cafe, 9am – 4pm
Breakfast, 9.15am – 11.15am
Bistro Lunch, 12 – 2.30pm
Bistro Evening, 5pm – 9pm

Friday: Cafe, 9am – 4pm
Breakfast, 9.15am – 11.15am
Bistro Lunch, 12 – 2.30pm
Bistro Evening,  5pm – 9pm

Saturday: Cafe, 9am – 4pm
Breakfast, 9.15am – 11.15am
Bistro Lunch, 12 – 2.30pm
Pizza kitchen open all day.
Bistro Evening, 5pm – 9pm

Sunday: Sunday Roasts +
Bistro menu served 12 – 5pm

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.

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Take a note of our address