The Old Bell Hotel

Welcome to the Old Bell Hotel, located in the historic Cathedral Quarter right in the heart of the city of Derby.

Having recently undergone a £1,2000,000 renovation, this 375 year old former coaching Inn has been restored to its former glory and is the perfect place for all the family to eat, drink and be entertained.

With four bars, 3 function rooms and our award winning fine dining restaurant Zest the Old Bell continues to be at the centre of Derby’s food, drink and entertainment scene.




Ghost Tour

22 Sep 2019 - 16 Jan 2020

Learn of the horrors that have tormented this coaching inn for centuries and see inside some of the spaces where staff dare not go including the original hotel rooms.

Funhouse Comedy Club at The Old Bell Hotel

27 Sep 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

Join us for a hilarious evening of comedy in our Grand Regency Ballroom. Featuring 4 fantastic acts laugh the night away in one of Derby’s oldest and most historic buildings.
UFQ's cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists.
Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye.
We've seen Barry perform as a member of the sensational acapella trio Coope Boyes Simpson; in a duo with our patron John Tams; and more recently with Narthen. His voice is instantly recognisable, and always fabulous to hear.
We've said the same thing for the last few years, but Derby Folk Festival really wouldn't be quite the same without Kip and Dave - running the folk club events, and appearing on the main stages - they're a wonderful duo, loved by all, and we're delighted they are able to join us again, in our slightly different format.
Throw away your preconceptions about what constitutes folk music and open your minds to a colourful pallet of sounds and song.
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. Luke Jackson is a young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent and has been performing live since the age of 13.
Steve Turner is a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments; Nick Hart is a folk singer deeply rooted in the English tradition.
Bringing together some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk & roots scene, The Willows blur the boundaries between contemporary song and folk traditions on either side of the Atlantic.

Haunted Live

31 Oct 2019

Join us this Halloween at the Old Bell Hotel as we stream live from some of the most Haunted locations in Derby and this time it’s you that gets to visit them.
Join us as we transform our intimate Tudor Bar into a Winter Wonderland. And for one night only, we are setting up a craft workshop.

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner 2019

4 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Join Ebenezer Scrooge and be a guest in his home as he prepares for another lonely Christmas.
Join us for the dinner event of the year with food and comedy action served Only Fools & Horses style.
Take a seat and be our guest as you enjoy a magical themed afternoon tea dining experience with surprise visits from some of your favourite characters, sing along with our fabulous cast of characters perfect for the whole family.
This is one event not to be missed. Join us in the historic candle lit Tudor Bar by the roaring fire and enjoy an evening of traditional Christmas carols.

Oliver with a Twist

7 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019

Enjoy an evening of entertainment with plenty of food, glorious food!

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

11 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019

The internationally acclaimed Faulty Towers Dining Experience returns to The Old Bell Hotel.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate Derby DE1 3NQ

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