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The Apiary Cafe Bar

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British, Bar
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38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England (Formerly The apiary)
+44 1332 850843
Today
10:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 10:30 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely home-cooked food suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live music at weekends. Situated centrally in Castle Donington, ideal for a pit stop when shopping.

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1 Thank Susan T
Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being residents of Donington were lucky to be able to drop into the Apiary every weekend. No matter what the time of day your guaranteed a warm welcome and a smile and great food and drink. You often get good live music into the bargain. This place is a total jewel and no one will be disappointed if the go... More 

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2 Thank darylbarber2003
Derby, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! We visited back in December with our friends and family. Restaurant had just been refurbished, looked amazing. Everybody really enjoyed themselves, we will definitely be going back.

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1 Thank Jessica M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go for breakfast New Years Eve, wow , food was fantastic and the service as usual was second to non, highly recommended

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2 Thank Kerry T
leicestershire
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this place as I have peeped through the window and always thought how lovely it looked. Worth a visit for the decor alone. Food tasty and fresh ,we had the pie and mash , tasted fab ( steak & stilton) . We were out celebrating and this place certainly fit the bill - well done guys keep it up

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2 Thank iloveflying1
Nottingham
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my Birthday meal & cannot recommend highly enough. The food was great & so was the bar itself. Such a quirky place with a great vibe - will be visiting again soon.

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2 Thank Jess008
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday meal! Thanks for the fab review. Hopefully we shall see you soon! More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the Apiary on a regular basis for Sunday Lunch and the food and service has always been fabulous. When we saw the advert for Christmas Day Lunch, we decided to give it a go even though we rarely eat out on Christmas Day (from past experience, usually restaurants are over booked and the food and service is of... More 

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3 Thank Shelley B
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure to serve you and your family Christmas Day. We will see you and your girlfriends Sunday for lunch! More 

Derbyshire
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From walking through the door this well renovated, yet modestly cosy bar welcomes you in. Polite staff and decent homemade menu. We were a group of 7 and sat in the snug. Service good, although our young waiter is still learning. Once sat down the we never moved until we left. Service very good, food all homemade and excellent. Reasonably... More 

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2 Thank Sportforfun
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the fab review and your patience with a new member of staff. We hope to see you soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the areas hidden gems. We all go on a Sunday for lunch drinks and live music ! Could not recommend the food , drinks selections and atmosphere more ! Only problem now is the more it gets recommended the harder it is to fit us all in! Keep up the good work !

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2 Thank Katie E
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the fab review! It always a pleasure when you and the girls come and visit us. Sunday afternoons are just the best! Happy New year, See you soon! More 

Port d'Andratx, Spain
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year we decided to visit the Apiary for Christmas Day Lunch and we were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent and at a very reasonable price. They have reorganised their seating a little to give more room between tables and redecorated to give a more homely feel to the place. We visit the Apiary about once a... More 

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2 Thank Dick S
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Its always a pleasure to see you and your family. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 30
Cuisine
British, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England (Formerly The apiary)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Castle Donington
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 850843
Description
The Apiary Cafe bar is situated on Borough street in the Historic heart of Castle Donington. Established in 2012. Come and dine in our comfortable dining rooms. We are open 6 days a week.Live music weekly. We serve delicious HOME COOKED food, locally sourced wherever possible. Breakfast, Champagne Breakfast. Brunch, Lunch. Dinner. A selection of GOURMET BURGERS, Paella, Pasta dishes, Fish dishes and lots more. Gluten free and veggie options. The Pie at Night served Tuesday to Thurs. Over 75 GINS,Great selection of beers and wines. Fresh coffee and speciality Teas. If you looking for a friendly vibrant but laid back atmosphere then this is the place for you. CHILL OUT in the Purple Buddha Garden.SUNDAY ROAST from 12.00 till 4.00pm. Small parties of up to 40 people catered for. Meeting room available minimum 2 hrs. Private dining. Birthdays, Christenings, wakes catered for.

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