We’re delighted to be sponsoring Marketing Derby’s 2017 Food & Drink Awards “Best Bar” Category. Join us as our nominees react to their nominations!


We opened in October 2016 and since then have put on various events including tap takeovers, meet the brewer nights, bottle shares and even our own beer festival, the Derby Beer Con. We feel we have added something unique to Derby’s nightlife, offering a huge variety of beer styles and flavours. We are fiercely independent and have supported independent breweries, showcasing over 2000 beers since opening. We have come a long way since our days as postmen, and winning this award would mean a great deal to us and our customers. We are grateful for everyone who voted for us!


We are incredibly chuffed to have been voted as finalists in this year’s Derby Food and Drink awards in the Best Bar category. This has been an early birthday present for us as we only opened our doors last September. Although a hidden gem, we have seen many folk coming down to try our amazing drinks selection, personal customer service and fine surroundings. We also have an extensive upstairs space that has proved very popular for private parties. Thank you to all of you who voted for us. We are delighted. We can’t wait for the 9th October but we know this is going to be a tough decision for the judges with 2 other amazing venues up for the prize.


Here at The Palfrey we thrive on creating an eclectic and quirky environment for our customers, being located in the Old Blacksmiths yard off Sadlergate provides a unique city centre location. We designed the venue based on our own influences, experiences and inspiration from the bar and restaurant scene in Manchester. Ultimately our aim is to provide our customers with a high quality experience within a modern and relaxed setting. Josh and the talented bar team create bespoke cocktail offerings that are receiving rave reviews, alongside our extensive gin and spirits selection and delicious freshly made coffee, complemented by a fantastic contemporary bistro upstairs.