BEAR Derby BEAR Derby

BEAR Derby

7 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3FJ, United Kingdom | 01332725051 | Website

Venue Description

From building society, to bank, to BEAR – this charming site on Derby’s Iron Gate has stood empty and forgotten for 9 long years… until now. BEAR Derby sits slap-bang in the centre of the city’s iconic and beautiful Cathedral Quarter; the original hotspot for high-quality food and drink. The progression to Derby seemed natural and fitting to the business, as the two founders of BEAR spent a lot of time in the city during their teenage years and consequently have a wealth of fond memories attached to the place. Offering all-day dining from a locally-sourced menu, including an abundance of fresh seasonal treats. Our coffee and cocktails menus are every bit as good as each other, and from the two we have bred a beautiful hybrid – our signature Espresso Martini – which fits so perfectly with our crafted coffee and is (seriously) the best in town. Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself.


A shallow ramp leads through our wide entrance doors, levelling out in the front of our modern, spacious store. Our tables are spread out and grouped carefully to ensure easy access for everyone around the entire store.

Awards List

Best Cafe, Derby Food & Drink Awards 2018 Restoration Project Commended by Derby Civic Society Marketing Derby Bondholder Theo Paphitis #SmallBusinessSunday Winners (Feb 2018) Shortlisted for FSB's Start-up Business and Scale-up Business of the Year


Our large, accessible toilets are situated towards the back of our store, complete with handrails and an assistance cord.


All of our staff are friendly, happy to bend over backwards to help any of our customers, and most are practised in basic sign language.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

We are situated less than 200m from the Silk Mill Park, and less than 500m from Derby River Gardens.

Other assistance dog facilities

We are more than happy to offer water for assistance dogs!

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access

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