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The Apiary Cafe Bar

38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
+44 1332 850843
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (7 reviews)
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British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great pie, creamy mash and the best gravy ever. This place has got the perfect ambience. Friendly team, lovely decor and the most beautiful wine glasses decorated with bees, this is the Apiary after all. The attention to detail really counts. We will be back...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say, excellent food, staff and service. Brilliant value for money, and a lovely vibe to the place. Loved it 😊

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent Sund at lunch. T.his was the best ever. Don't know how you can improve on perfect but you have. Well done you. Regards, Sue Kirton

Thank tiramasue83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Visited on Saturday 7th October in the afternoon. Live music from Everything But The Bass, who are always brilliant, and as always, the Apiary was busy, friendly and fun. As well as all the other beers and spirits to choose from, this...More

Thank BlendingBar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, friendly staff lovely atmosphere with the old pop memorabilia on the walls. Took my sisters to lunch.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 besties went away for a cheap night and stayed at The Hilton...found The Aviary online and called in during Sat afternoon...what a brilliant find! Wonderful atmosphere, quirky decor, friendly staff and a brilliant band playing (Everything but the bass). Had a lovely couple of...More

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

It was lovely to meet you girls. Were so pleased you had a fab time! Hope to see you again .

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing lunch with friends. Good wine and amazing home cooked food. Thoroughly recommend.

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

Thank you for the fab review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here lots when visiting friends. The Gin selection is amazing! Sunday roast was fab too, meat thick cut and plenty of veggies/potatoes! Gravy was lovely! Quirky building too, very nice meal!

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

Well what can we say? Thank you! See you soon hopefully

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Castle Donington looking at cars and we had heard about this place so stopped in. Just wanted a coffee to be honest. Then saw what the people on the next table had - the most amazing looking Meat Pie. Scrap the coffee,...More

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

Hi, what a fab review! hope you pop back for a pie soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this pub by accident whilst visiting the area & I'm glad I did. It was a pub with a welcoming atmosphere and an excellent 'alternative' feel to it. Friendly staff, and a decent band on.

Thank Cosmicgill
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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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?
23 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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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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, Vintage afternoon tea 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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