Welcome to The Cottonworks!

Update: Bookings are now being taken for ‘al fresco’ dining on the riverbank from April 14th!

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, fine breakfasts & chalkboard lunch’s during the day Our Pizza oven is roaring away from midday onwards.

NEW
Our new riverbank space re-opens in April with more space & riverside views. We have also extended the inside of The Cottonworks to include what used to be the bespoke bicycle shop which we open up the frontage in the summer months for a nice indoor/outdoor feel.

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

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.

Service Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Cafe Menu 9-4pm
Bistro Lunch Menu served 12-2.30pm
Bistro Evening Menu served 5-8pm

Thursday: Cafe Menu 9-4pm
Bistro Lunch Menu served 12-2.30pm
Bistro Evening Menu served 5-8pm

Friday: Cafe Menu 9-4pm
Bistro Lunch Menu served 12-2.30pm
Bistro Evening Menu served 5-8pm

Saturday: Cafe Menu 9-4pm
Bistro Lunch Menu served 12-2.30pm
Bistro Evening Menu served 5-8pm

Sunday: Bistro Menu & Sunday Roast 12-4.30pm

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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