The Belfry Steakhouse History

The Belfry Steakhouse is hosted in one of the oldest and largest original coaching inns outside of London. The Old Bell Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in Derby City Centre’s Cathedral Quarter hosting several bars and restaurants including The Belfry Steakhouse.

The Belfry Steakhouse is located in the wonderfully restored stables retaining many of it’s original features including the cobbled floor.

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Derby’s Largest Coaching Inn

The Belfry Steakhouse history starts with The Old Bell’s ‘Bell’ which lived in the Belfry rooms for many years. The famous bell hung from the corner of the smallest room and when you visit The Belfry Steakhouse you can still see the ‘Bell’ hanging in the corner fully restored and on show for everyone to see.

The Belfry

During the coaching inn days the stables housed up to 50 horses and several coaches. As the coaches pulled up the worn out horses would be changed for rested ones from the stables.

Although hidden from view the stables still has it’s original dog kennels from it’s coaching inn past that were used to house the dogs that accompanied the stagecoaches for protection.

The Belfry Steakhouse is full of hidden history and stories. Join us to learn more about our wonderful steakhouse and uncover more of these hidden stories in one of Derby’s oldest venues.

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The original bell from the 1980’s Belfry Bar.

Original cobbled floor.

The original carriageway.