About The Old Bell Hotel Derby

Welcome to The Old Bell Hotel Derby, the city's last surviving coaching inn.

The Old Bell Derby in the heart of the city's historic Cathedral Quarter

The Old Bell in Derby is a grade II listed coaching inn dating back to the 17th century. Having recently undergone a £1.3m renovation it has been restored to its former beauty and is the perfect place for all the family to eat, drink and be entertained.

Boasting four functions rooms, three bars and The Belfry restaurant, The Old Bell Hotel continues to be at the centre of Derby’s food, drink and entertainment scene.

History of The Old Bell Hotel Derby


The Old Bell Hotel is one of Derby’s oldest buildings and has played an important role over the years.

Meet the team at The Old Bell Hotel

Meet the Team

Say hello to the team behind The Old Bell Hotel. We have a hard-working group of local people that put the life into our bars and restaurants.

Live Performances and Events in Derby

The Old Bell Derby plays host to a range of live performances and events in Derby including the award-winning Faulty Towers Dining Experience, Funhouse Comedy Nights, Acoustic Nights and so much more.

Music has been at the heart of The Old Bell Hotel for centuries and we continue to host regular live music performances throughout the year such as The Folk Festival, Jazz Nights and our own acoustic nights in the Tudor Bar every Friday. Keep an eye on our events page for the latest events in Derby.

Live entertainment at The Old Bell Derby
The Old Bell Hotel gallery


Take a look inside The Old Bell Hotel and explore a rich piece of Derby’s history. See previous events and parties in our function spaces.

The Old Bell Hotel reviews


Find out what people have to say about The Old Bell Hotel. Take a look at reviews from food journalists, newspapers and more.

The Old Bell Derby Party Venue

Atmospheric Party Venue

The Old Bell Hotel is one of Derby’s oldest function spaces. It has been used for parties, banquets and more since it was built more than 350 years ago.

"There's no getting away from it, it's truly exceptional what has happened to The Old Bell Hotel in recent years."

Derby Telegraph

Historic Bars and Restaurants

The Old Bell Derby has always been at the centre of the city’s food and drink offering. With three unique bars including the Tudor, Tavern and Belfry Bar, each has its own theme and style.

The new Belfry Steakhouse restaurant on the first floor features one of the largest steak menus in Derby using the finest local produce.

Historic bars at The Old Bell Hotel