Harpur’s of Melbourne is situated in the centre of Melbourne, a beautiful Georgian market town, right on the corner of Derby Road and Potter Street. It is the focal point of the town and has been part of the heritage of Melbourne for well over 150 years, Formerly The Melbourne Hotel, before the name was changed to Harpur’s after extensive refurbishment in 2011, this was originally a pair of houses fronting on to Potter Street, built on a vacant plot of land in 1773. The Hotel started in one of the houses, before expanding into the other house and then extended onto Derby Road in 1853.
Melbourne, and the surrounding area, is steeped in history and Harpur’s is an excellent base for sightseeing. It offers you the comfort and style to ensure your trip is enjoyable, relaxing and memorable.
The introduction of exciting new menus, by our Head Chef, Lee Emerson, and great friendly staff have transformed Harpur’s into a stylish Bar and Restaurant, with lovely boutique accommodation, which not only attracts locals but also lots of visitors to South Derbyshire.
Harpur’s is close to lots of interesting visitor centres and attractions…
Calke Abbey, Staunton Harold Hall, The Norman Church, Alton Towers, Foremark Resevoir, Conkers and The National Forest, as well as being very close to Donnington Park, East Midlands Airport and the M1 and M42 Motorways – making Harpur’s an ideal base to travel the Midlands and perfect if jetting away somewhere.
Nearby Cities include… Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton on Trent, Ashby de la Zouch and Loughborough.
We have menus to suit every taste and occasion, we serve a fabulous traditional Sunday Lunch, a great Full English Breakfast and have lots of themed food evenings – including over very popular Steak Night and Gourmet Nights. Our restaurant upstairs is perfect for any party and we can also cater for Weddings from 60 to 200 guests.
Wherever possible we use local ingredients, suppliers and producers to provide the best possible freshest taste and flavours as well as supporting the local economy. We also always use local tradesmen and support lots of clubs, societies and community events as well as sponsoring local football, rugby and cricket teams. Harpur’s is in the centre of the village and at the heart of the community. For our local suppliers click here
Harpur’s is close to lots of interesting visitor centres and attractions some are listed below (please follow the links for more information):
Calke Abbey, Staunton Harold Hall, Alton Towers, Foremark Reservoir, Conkers, The National Forest
We are also very close to Donnington Park, East Midlands Airport and the M1 and M42 Motorways – making Harpur’s an ideal base to travel the Midlands and perfect if jetting away somewhere.
There are also some beautiful walks in the area. Click here for the Melbourne Walk, as detailed by Discover Derbyshire ‘A lovely relaxing walk through rolling South Derbyshire countryside, starting from Melbourne’s medieval market place.’
Nearby Cities include Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton on Trent, Ashby de la Zouch and Loughborough.