Dealing With Covid-19 in Derbyshire: A Local Business Directory

Saturday, 21 March 2020 Derbyshire, UK

What a scary and terrifying ordeal we're currently wading through right now. Firstly, I just want to say that I hope you're all keeping safe and well. Secondly, I wanted to do something, just a little something that might prove vaguely useful. So, here is a list of updates on businesses across Derbyshire, many of which are doing things differently to usual while we wait for this all to calm down a little.

I've tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but I know there'll be plenty of updates that I haven't stumbled across. Please let me know in the comments of any that I might have missed and I'll add them to the list!


The coffee shop which has two stores in Derby has had to shut its doors. In the meantime, they've opened an online store where they're selling coffee, tea and other related bits and bobs.

Bean Caffe in Derby appear to be operating a takeaway service. You can ring 01332 258317 to place your order.

Their menus can be found on their website. 

Blackbrook House

Blackbrook House, the wedding and events venue just outside Belper, is offering to deliver food to anyone who's self-isolating within a three mile radius of them. 

The Bottle Kiln

The Bottle Kiln in Ilkeston has had to shut their cafe, but their gift shop remains open today. 

Bustler Market

Bustler Market have had to cancel their market on March 27th and 28th and also their Taco vs Bao event on April 10th and 11th.

More information can be found on their Facebook page.

Carsington Water

Carsington are open for business as usual at the moment. They have released a statement about what they're doing to protect visitors. Any updates on the matter will be posted on their website. 

Crich Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Museum is closed until at least 22nd May.

You can find updates on their website. 


Cosy in Little Eaton are offering collections and free delivery on pizzas (the latter is for Little Eaton residents only). To place an order, their number is 01332 835671.

Derby Cathedral

Many upcoming events at Derby Cathedral have unfortunately been cancelled or postponed. You can find a list of them on their website.

Dot-Teas Emporium

Dot-Teas Emporium (formerly Gillivon Tearooms) in Belper is open for takeaways only. To order, you can call on 01773 882678 or 07950594663.


Doughnotts were due to close their Derby store down on the 11th April, however, they've taken the decision to close all of their stores for the foreseeable future. They're offering deliveries and takeaways in the Nottingham area via Deliveroo, although it's not yet clear whether this includes their Derby store.

More information can be found on their Instagram page.

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is closed. Therefore, it's in desperate need of financial help to ensure that it can keep running trains in the future. To support them, you can buy something from their online shop or donate money through their website.

Please, please consider helping them out if you can. You can find more information here.

Fabulous Places Spring Market

The Spring Market at the Roundhouse, due to be held today, has been cancelled. However, Deb from Fabulous Places is still encouraging us all to shop from the independent businesses that would have been at the Spring Market. She's put together a list of them as a highlight on her Instagram Stories.

F' Coffee

F' Coffee, which has cafes in Matlock Bath and Ashbourne is closing. They will be operating deliveries to Ashbourne and the surrounding villages.

You can find more on their Instagram page.


Fuel in Holloway are offering a takeaway and delivery service. If you live in Dethick, Lea, Holloway or Whatstandwell, you can have food delivered. 

You can find more information, including the phone number to arrange orders, on their Instagram post.

George's Tradition

The Derbyshire chip shop chain, George's, is operating a new 'Call and Collect' service. You call up and make an order, pay over the phone and tell them what your car registration number is, drive to the chip shop, and then they'll bring it out to your car. The takeaways are still operating as usual, if you'd prefer to go in, but their restaurants are closed.

They're also offering 50% off to NHS workers for the foreseeable future, which is a lovely gesture.

You can find more information on their website.

Grasshopper Cafe

Grasshopper Cafe in Hope are operating a click and collect service. The link to that can be found here.

Just like George's, they're also kindly offering emergency services workers 50% off their drinks.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill, which was due to re-open this Spring, has decided not to open until at least the end of May. 

They will hopefully still be able to sell flour, and any updates about that will be on their Facebook page and their website too.

The Hurt Arms

The Hurt Arms in Ambergate are offering a takeaway service for those who live within a three mile radius, which includes tipples from their bar too! There's currently 20% off orders as well. 

Even more importantly, they're offering delivery of essentials such as milk, bread and toilet rolls. You can order them alongside your takeaway.

Midland Railway

The Midland Railway Centre in Butterley are definitely closed until the end of April. You can find more information and updates on their website here.

Monk Bar

Monk Bar is closing all four of their bars until further notice. They are in Belper, Matlock, Chesterfield and Sheffield.

Keep your eye on their website for updates.

The Little Kitchen

The Little Kitchen in Little Eaton are offering a takeaway service. They're updating customers on their menu via their Facebook page

The number to call to place an order is 01332 831426.

The Little Shed

The Little Shed in Allestree is offering a takeaway service on their food, drinks and cakes. You can phone them on 01332 987070. The Little Shed's gift shop remains open for business.

Morley Hayes

The upmarket Roosters Bar Restaurant at Morley Hayes is offering delivery from Monday onwards, provided that you live within a 5 mile radius of the club. The minimum spend is £20.

Orders are taken over the phone on 01332 780480. You can find more information, including the menu, on their website here.


Quad in Derby is closed until further notice. Like Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, they're a charity. They're appealing for help from us, whether that's donating the price on a cinema ticket or by buying ourselves a Quad membership, so if you can afford it, please send some money their way.


Rask in Derby are closed until further notice. It's worth noting that they're planning on operating a takeaway service soon, so keep your eyes on their social media for that. 

The Sticky Fig

The Sticky Fig in Matlock are offering a takeaway and delivery service too. 

Find more information on their Instagram page.

Plant Cafe & Bar

Plant Cafe & Bar on Sadler Gate are operating a takeaway service. They're also trialling a delivery service within a two mile radius (a handy map can be seen on their website).

It's worth noting that you can only order on Fridays and Saturdays between 5 and 9pm. To order you can call them on 01332 360597 - and payments must be taken over the phone.

POINT SIX Coffee House

POINT SIX Coffee House on Kedleston Road in Derby are offering a takeaway service from 10am, including coffee, tea and cakes. 

The Wonky Table restaurant on Sadler Gate in Derby are offering a collection service from Wednesday to Friday from 5pm until 10pm. You can order by phone (on 01332 295000) or via their Facebook page. 

If I find any more business changes, I'll update this post. If you know of any that I haven't mentioned, please don't hesitate to let me know - comment below or drop me an email (ehup (at) and I'll be happy to add them to the list!

Stay safe x

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