Welcome to Kilkenny’s Bell & Castle in Derby


“Good food nice atmosphere ” – “Best pub in town!” – TripAdvisor

Alan and Julie extend a warm welcome to Kilkenny’s Bell and Castle- the home of traditional, hearty food. We are located on Burton Road, just a short stroll from Derby City Centre. The pub has been transformed into a modern, warm and inviting environment, with an emphasis on being a relaxed family establishment.


We serve an impressive range of real ales and we are delighted to be included in the Camra 2015 Good Beer Guide. We offer an extensive  food menu all freshly cooked and we source all our produce locally.Our food has a reputation for tantalizing your taste buds. Whether its one of our freshly made pizzas, Sunday lunches or traditional pub grub there will be something here for everybody.





( Kilkenny’s Darts Team – Left to Right- John,Tom,Dan,Martyn,Ian and Marc)


Our friendly bar staff make every visit a welcome one and its another reason why so many happy customers return.

Our newly refurbished Function room “Paddy’s Bar,” named after Alan’s dad Paddy Kilkenny, is the emerald jewel in the crown.

One of our best kept secrets is our beer garden, tucked away behind the historic building  which dates back to 1816. Our garden is beautifully landscaped, south facing and is dotted with picnic tables. Where else would you rather spend a lovely afternoon or evening. Why not bring your children and let them enjoy our bouncy castle while you find the time to chill out.

Kilkenny’s host a wide variety of live bands and we pride ourselves on having some of the best live acts in the city. We have large televisions to allow you to enjoy all major sporting events such as football, darts and of course live GAA games. We offer free WIFI and plenty of events during the week.

We are simply a must visit venue!!