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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%
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“burger” (38 reviews)
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Opens in 4 min
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CUISINES
British, Bar, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
38 Borough Street | Leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popped in on Sunday for a drink after enjoying a day out at various other local establishments. Always try to find time for a drink in all of the local pubs to give them equal custom as castle donington is now a really good place...More

Thank Tom_1975_1
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Not going to comment too much on this review, apart from to say that only time someone is not welcome is if they are upsetting other customers or look like the have had too much to drink? Sunday was a lovely day, everyone who visited...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff were so accommodating when we asked if there was a different table available due to the warm weather - no problem when clearly they had to do quite a shuffle. I ordered Thai beef salad - this was not just a salad!!! How...More

2  Thank sharon M
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the fab review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your salad. They are proving very popular at the moment! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Apiary is a regular meet for a local Harley Davidson bike club and it had a surprise visit from 3 more Harley clubs. They were lovely staff and I loved being called "Me duck". It's not something you hear in the midlands. They also...More

1  Thank ACRJ
Deb S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the fab review mi duck! We may see you again sometime? The lure of our cheesy chips should be enough surely!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Donnington has a good array of food offerings, but not so many on Tripadvisor, so when I was looking for somewhere to meet a friend this was a good option. The food was good and service was attentive.

1  Thank Michelle S
Deb S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant. The whole experience was wonderful. The decor is fascinating, the staff (Sarah & Anne) were so friendly and helpful and the food was creative and amazing. Our friends know it well but it is the first time we have been. We will be...More

1  Thank davidhelen2
Deb S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for a great review. We are glad your friends chose to bring you to The Apiary and also happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to chill and have a great night with a fabulous meal would recommend the Thai curry and burgers and ribeye steak great atmosphere and good selection of gins over 120 that I could see staff friendly and attentive well worth a visit and...More

1  Thank Derek W
Deb S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the fab review! Its obvious that you visit regularly! You know your way around our menu. Thanks for your continued support.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended to us by a friend and had to agree that it's a fantastic place. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was just amazing! Will definately be going back to try another dish. The Sunday carvery and champagne breakfast menues will...More

1  Thank amanda163
Deb S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Amanda, Were pleased you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab food, quite varied something for everyone taste, home made pies a rea hit with my husband. A real find, fab staff, friendly Non fussy and a quirky place, will return

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review! Hope to see you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great gluten free full English breakfast...Best I’ve had yet ! Lots of other gf choices too. Excellent service aswell 👍🏼

1  Thank kerry w
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, decor and service were superb. Menu choices were good and food was served hot and speedily. Lovely gin menu too! Second visit and will be back!

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

Thanks for the fab review! hope to see you again soon.

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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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lalalalance
18 February 2017|
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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?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:30 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 Cafe Bar 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,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. Small parties of up to 40 people catered for. Meeting room available minimum 2 hrs. Private dining. Birthdays, Christenings, wakes catered for. voted Derby Telegraph Pub of the year 2017
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