Places to go out & eat & drink in Belper
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Belper

Places to eat & drink in Belper.





Once famous for nail making, Belper was transformed thanks to the Strutt family. It was Jedediah Strutt who built one of the earliest water-powered cotton mills here whilst his son, William, later constructed a fireproof mill. Together with men like Richard Arkwright they literally changed the world by creating factories. It was one of William’s young apprentices, Samuel Slater, who took the factory concept to America. Today he is known as the Father of American Manufacturers.

Strutt’s North Mill is now the home of the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre and displays original machinery. An exhibition explains the evolution of hosiery manufacture, cotton spinning and nail making. Close by are the beautiful River Gardens, the setting of an annual well-dressing.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Belper or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Belper...

The Black Swan

Wirksworth Road, Idridgehay, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2SG
Tel: 01773 550249
E-mail: dawntraider@talk21.com

Once an Old English Pub, The Black Swan has been transformed into a stylish French Bistro with a continental air. Diners can choose to sit in the original building or in our attractive [non-smoking] conservatory. The Black Swan Team has gained, since our opening in 1998 a reputation for providing its customers with an especially warm & friendly atmosphere to complement the high quality of cuisine & wines available. We promote Jazz & Blues evenings and have an on-site civil wedding licence, this provides an ideal venue for small weddings.
Type: Pub/Inn

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The Lord Nelson

78 Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1AZ
Tel: 01773 824465
E-mail: nelson71317@pubinnmail.com

The Lord Nelson is located in the historic Derbyshire market town of Belper in the Amber valley. Outside the pub has both beer garden and patio areas much used in summer where customers can relax away from the hustle and bustle of this busy little town. Inside, The Lord Nelson offers a choice of the main bar area, a quiet snug area and a separate games room. The decoration and furnishings are traditional and comfortable with many period features including an open fireplace which is a warm focal point in colder weather. For a break from sightseeing or a good night out The Lord Nelson is hard to beat.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Railway Inn

120 Cowers Lane, Shottle, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2DZ
Tel: 01773 550271
E-mail: railwayshottle@aol.com

A real gem of a village pub. The Railway Inn situated in the beautiful village of Shottle very near to the town of Belper has a fantastic menu and the service to match. Whether on holiday or living locally make a date and visit the Railway Inn.
Type: Pub/Inn

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