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The Apiary Cafe Bar

38 Borough Street | Leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
+44 1332 850843
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (41 reviews)
“thai food” (7 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
38 Borough Street | Leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
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1 - 10 of 626 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, welcoming and efficient staff. Lovely decor that creates a cosy romantic setting. Our first visit but it certainly won’t be our last. The food was wonderful. A varied menu and amazing choice of drinks. Apparently over 80 Gins alone. It can be so hard...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the apiary many times. However recently, I have had been going through the menu trying dish by dish and it just seems to be getting better. Great atmosphere, even when visiting on your own. Fantastic all round. X

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank amy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual setting - very quaint - staff lovely and great service. Meals were two of the nicest we ever had - tasty and cooked perfectly. Not the cheapest but well worth it. Good variety of drinks especially gin. Atmosphere excellent. Will definitely be back. Only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank mylifeinthesun
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We use locally sourced and quality ingredients in our food. We think its well worth it. That's what makes our food so flavoursome? Of course this refects in the price we charge? We have over 80 gins and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great night out with twelve friends last Friday. Lovely room, superb food and first class service.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank markjill2015
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure looking after you all. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle Donington is where the A42 meets the M1 and is ideal for a meal break off piste from a lengthy trip northwards. We found the Apiary by chance a couple of years ago, and where delighted with its quaint querkiness, friendly staff, and excellent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank edmac_12
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love your review! Thank you so much. Our ice cream is made locally using organic milk. We try and source local food where ever possible and always quality ingredients. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit but will certainly not be my last. Food was fantastic as was the service. Staff were so friendly and helpful and we had a fantastic night. Can't wait to go again

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Fran C
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slip inside and their is a great atmosphere in the little place. Excellent music, art work and decor. You might have a bit of trouble finding a table or a seat but the bar moves fast and everyone is friendly. Great staff too

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank splittyjon
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review, Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for four on Wednesday lunchtime, and it was busier than we expected. The place itself is quite quirky, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The service was friendly, efficient with a smile. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere but the main bonus...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Montalivet2
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Apiary is difficult to describe - is it a bar, a coffee shop, a music venue, a restaurant? The answer it is that it is all of these and more. And it does them all brilliantly. Coffee and scones on a dull November morning...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Carol E
Dswift S, Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank for your fab review. We shall see you again soon hopefully!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff serving excellent food and coffee. Character restaurant and rightly very popular. Can't recommend it enough.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Navigator22910000812
Dswift S, General Manager at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

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Lauren D S
11 November 2018|
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Sorry no
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kate812018
17 October 2018|
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Response from Dswift S | Property representative |
No, Please check out our Facebook page. The Apiary at Castle Donington.
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Adrian G
25 April 2018|
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Response from Dswift S | Property representative |
Hi Adrian, Some of our dishes do contain nuts. So if your friend as a severe reaction to nuts I don't think it would be wise to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
Description
The Apiary at Castle Donington is situated on Borough street in the Historic heart of Castle Donington. Established in 2012. Decorated in a quirky style with a great ambience. We are open 6 days a week. Delicious home cooked food served daily. We use vegetables from a local farm, meat from local butchers. We always use quality ingredients. Breakfast, Champagne Breakfast, Lunch, Vintage Afternoon Tea, Dinner. A selection of Gourmet burgers, Paella. Thai dishes. Gluten free and veggie options. Over 100 gins & rums ,Great selection of beers and wines. Fresh coffee & speciality Teas. Live Music every week. See our Facebook page for details. If you looking for a friendly, vibrant but laid back atmosphere then this is the place for you. SUNDAY ROAST from 12.00 till 4.00 pm. Meeting room available minimum 2 hrs. Private dining. Birthdays, Christenings, wakes catered for. voted Derby Telegraph Pub of the year 2017/2018. Live music at weekends.
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