Posted by Kat Heath on 19 May 2022

We had the absolute pleasure of visiting The Derby Arms for a beautiful dinner on Friday night – a bit of a team catch up. Situated within the picturesque Downs, The Derby Arms is a great place to visit to enjoy a quiet drink or a relaxed dinner with family or friends (and on a summers day you can make the most of the sunshine in the garden).

The staff were attentive and welcomed us warmly as we gave our drinks order.  Obviously being a Friday night we all opted for cocktails and mocktails, from their extensive drinks menu. (Which went down very nicely!).

We enjoyed beautifully presented starters including Pan Fried Scallops which were served with cute Haddock Bon-Bons and Celeriac Puree (They literally melted in the mouth) Pan Fried Prawns with Chilli and Feta and Salt and Szechuan Peppered Squid served with Chipotle mayonnaise.

It goes without saying that in between courses we ordered more drinks to enjoy whilst waiting for our mains which included beautifully cooked and tender Seared Salmon Fillet served on a bed of Samphire and Tenderstem Broccoli, Margherita Pizza, which was just like an authentically cooked Italian pizza on a sourdough base and Rotisserie Chicken served with freshly cut chips.

We decided not to have puddings as we were comfortably full so opted for a bottle of wine to share from their extensive wine list, a really lovely evening.

We will definitely be visiting again soon and some of the team (not mentioning any names!!! 🙂 ) are already booked into some of the events coming up over the next few weeks which include:


3rd June
9am- 11.45
What better way to start off your day at the races than enjoying a ladies day brunch at The Derby Arms.
Enjoy a glass of Moët with your chosen breakfast from the brunch menu.
Including Traditional English Breakfast, Eggs Florentine and Smashed Avocado on sourdough to name a few.


3rd June
5pm- Close
£10 Entry
The after party of all after parties!
Carry on the fun of the races by literally walking over the road to the Ladies Day After Party at The Derby Arms.
There will be 3 outdoor bars serving your favourite summer drinks and cocktails as well as a BBQ and a live DJ playing all the best music to carry you through well into the evening.

To book visit the link:


19th June
The Derby Arms will be hosting a special Fathers Day event where you can spoil your dad in style.
A special set menu will be available all day in which you can enjoy 3 courses from £27.95 per person
For the full menu and to book visit the link below:

Also new to The Derby Arms this month is a new cocktail list with a 2 for £12 offer all day Monday – Thursday.   You could enjoy one of their NEW chilled spritzes including their fruity & refreshing Watermelon Fizz Spritzm and Pineapple Gin Spritz, perfect drinks to sip on a summers day in the garden.

For more information on The Derby Arms:
Tel: 01372 722330

The Derby Arms
Derby Arms Road
KT18 5LE

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 11am-11pm
Sat: 9.30am-11pm
Sun: 9.30am-10.30pm

Kat xx

Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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