7 • iron gate • derby

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. 

We offer all-day dining from a locally-sourced menu, including an abundance of fresh seasonal treats, and our coffee and cocktails menus are every bit as good as each other. 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.




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Due to high volumes of customers, we are unable to take any brunch or lunch bookings at any of our stores. Just turn up and grab a seat! :)

Booking required for Bottomless Prosecco Brunch. For more info, click here. >

**Please note that we only auto-confirm bookings of up to 8 people – any more and the store will need to confirm your enquiry. We do this to make sure we can offer you the best service.**



7 Iron Gate
Derby, DE1 3FJ

tel: 01332 725 051


Monday - Thursday: 8am - 7pm

Friday & Saturday: 8am - 11pm

Sunday: 9am - 5pm


please note: due to licensing laws, we cannot allow under-18s to enter the bar after 9pm.