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The Apiary Cafe Bar

38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
+44 1332 850843
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed, stunning from start to finish, service, decor, ambience, food everything. I am that confident that you will not be disappointed that I will say I would pay your bill if you are !! Always a friendly warm welcome with a...More

Thank sharon M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the Apiary recommended to us and we did enjoy our visit (now visits). The venue is quirky and interesting with lots of nooks and crannies. The is a limited but varied range of beers and the team of people who we where with...More

Thank lawro2108
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located on the high street with parking on street this trendy, modern bar offers a selection of real ales, continental lagers, gins and wine. Great decor, good music, good vibe about the place and good service. You can also eat here although we just had...More

Thank J099
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere here,good food and pleasant staff,can't fault the place,would highly recommend especially at the weekends(sun afternoons)live bands and very good they are.

Thank MrMick2603
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow what a place! My partner bought me here for a surprise date night and I loved everything!! Fantastically decorated, somebody has superb taste. Great options on the food menu and a selection of gins to die for. The prices were more than reasonable and...More

Thank Cjl01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant/ cafe bar with lots of quirky character. There are several separate dining areas so you never feel crammed in. Food was excellent with some local ales on tap as well as a great selection of gins etc. Live music on some nights...More

Thank Finediner40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place in the village after arriving in Castle Donington one Friday afternoon. We stopped for a few beers. Bar had a great atmosphere & some great local beers. We returned later in the evening & had dinner. My husband had muscles &...More

2  Thank Alexandra M
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Apiary and Castle Donington! We hope to see you next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living close by we decided to eat here Tuesday evening. What a great decision it was too. The place was already busy when we turned up at about 7:30pm but we were shown to a table up stairs. This was fine as it was a...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind review. We are pleased you chose to dine with us! The Rib of beef is new to the menu and it is proving very popular! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal at The Apiary with my dad then returned again 2 nights later with 7 other friends. I have never felt the need to write a review but I had to for this place. The food and service was great, good quality, tasty...More

2  Thank Luke B
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Blimey! You can't get a much better review than this! Thank you so much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Apiary to have a few drinks in the beer garden, very friendly staff and good value for money!

Thank Daniel B
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again.

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Questions & Answers
18 February 2017|
Response from Dswift S | Property representative |
Unfortunately we can not allow dogs inside. Has much as we love dogs,(We have two of our own) We serve food and most people would comment that its not hygenic. You can bring them into our courtyard area though?
24 January 2017|
Response from Jenny W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, I can't post website links for some reason their website is apiaryrestuarant all one word - you'll just need to add the front and back bits!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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, Private Dining, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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
  • E-mail
The Apiary Cafe bar is situated on Borough street in the Historic heart of Castle Donington. Established in 2012. Decorated in a quirky style with great abience. 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 100 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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