History of Derby Pubs

This page tries to list information on former pubs and inns in the Derby CAMRA area.

Former Pubs Still Standing
      Derby City
Books & Publications
Related Links


Former Pubs Still Standing

The following pubs are permanently closed but the building is still standing and often unaltered.


Derby City

  • Arboretum Hotel, 192 Osmaston Road, Derby.
    Large corner building on the corner of Osmaston Road and Arboretum Street and opposite the walkin-centre, Arboretum Hotel Ref:
    Derby Telegraph
  • Barley Mow, Russell Street, Derby.
    Two story building on the corner of Osmaston Road and Russell Street. Barley Mow
  • Crompton Tavern formally Queens Hotel, 46 Crompton Street.
    Mid-terrace building approximately half-way along Crompton Street.
  • Florence Nightingale formally Nottingham Arms, 111 London Road.
    Corner of London Road and Litchurch Street. Florence Nightinggale
  • Galliant Hussar, 110 Ashbourne Road, Derby.
    Corner of Ashbourne Road and Noel Street. Now residential. Galliant Hussar
  • George Hotel, Midland Road, Derby.
    Large former Hardy and Hansons pub close to the railway station. Now an Indian restaurant. On entering the pub you were presented with a bar to the right and saloon to the left. The basic layout still exists inside albiet with the walls removed. George Hotel
  • Great Northern, Junction Street, Derby.
    Only recently closed [2020] now residential.
  • Litchurch Inn, Derby.
    Corner building on the junction of Russell Street and Cotton Lane, now in use as flats. Litchurch Inn
  • Liversage Arms, Old Nottingham Road Derby.
    Building on the corner of Old Nottingham Road and Alice Street. Partially hidden by the inner ring-road. Now flats. The entrance on the ring-road side still has the pub name in the ornamental brick-work above.
    Liversage Arms Liversage Arms Enterance
  • Masons Arms, Edward Street, Derby.
    Pub situated on the corner of Edward Street and Arthur Street. Masons Arms
  • Portland Hotel, London Road, Derby.
    Large corner pub and former hotel standing on the junction of London Road, Dickinson Street and Deadmans Lane. Currently being converted into flats. Portland Hotel
  • Swan & Salmon, 140 Ashbourne Road, Derby.
    Corner of Ashbourne Road and Chandos Pole Street. Now a general store. Swan Salmon
  • York Tavern, 23 York Street, Derby.
    Appoximately half-way along York Street. Now a group of flats. The building is still named the York Tavern.. York Tavern


  • Roundhouse, 1196 London Road, Alvaston, Derby.
    Large building standing on the juntion of Brighton Road and London Road. Formally called the Alvaston Hotel. The shape of the building resembles a railway roundhouse. Now in use as flats. Roundhouse
  • Harrington Arms, 1240 London Road, Alvaston, Derby.
    White building set back from London Road now a shop. Still has the post for the pub sign in front of the building. Harrington Arms


  • Blue Boy, Wiltshire Road, Chaddesden.
    Very large pub built in the Arto-Deco style and one of three such pubs built by the Offilers Brewery. Blue Boy
  • Kingfisher, Lexington Road, Chaddesden.
    Modern building now a Co-Op general store. Kingfisher
  • Spinning Wheel, Wood Road, Chaddesden.
    Small building set back from the road and now a general store. Spinning Wheel


  • Derbyshire Yeoman, Kingsway, Markeaton, Derby.
    Large former hotel overlooking Markeaton roundabout and now a fast food burger restaurant.

Normanton and Cavendish

  • Cavendish Hotel, 129 Porter Street, Normanton.
    Situated on the corner of Walbrook Road and Upperdale Road. Once owned by Offilers the pub but closed around 2007. The pub signs are still mounted between the stories of the building. The entrance on Walbrook Road retains the bub name and street enterance lamp.
    Cavendish Cavendish Enterance
    Ref: WhatPub.
  • Grange, 69 Malcolm Street, Normanton.
    Corner of Malcolm Street and Douglas Street. Until recently [mid-2020] the building still has the old pub sign hanging outside. The remains of a painted Inde Coope sign can still be made out on the Douglas Street side wall. Grange Hotel
  • Mafeking Hotel, 129 Porter Street, Normanton.
    Corner of Porter Street and Belvoir Street. Now residential.
    Mafeking Hotel Ref: WhatPub.
  • Windmill, 86 Dairy House Road.
    Corner of Dairy House Road and Cambridge Street. Formally known as the Cambridge Hotel and renamed to the Windmill in 1987. The pub losed around 2000. Windmill Ref: Derby Telegraph

Sinfin and Sunny Hill

  • Blue Pool, Stenson Road, Sunny Hill, DE23 1HG.
    One of the three "Blue" pubs built by Offilers Brewery in the Art-Deco style. Now a mini-supermarket. Blue Pool
  • Osmaston Park, Osmaston Park Road, Sinfin.
    Large pub on the corner of Osmaston Park Road and Elton Road. Now a carpet shop.
    Ref: WhatPub


  • Noahs Ark, Derby Road.
    Medium sized pub on the corner of Derby Road and Station Road in the centre of Borrowash. Now an e-cigarette shop. Noahs Ark



  • Cavendish, London Road.
    Stand alone building on the main road over the river bridge from the main part of Shardlow. Now a Chinese restaurant.


Books and Publications

Here are a list of books and publications which give information on the history of Derby pubs.


Related Links

Links to other websites containing information on the history of Derby and Derbyshire pubs.


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Last updated 28th December 2020