The Epsom Derby Experience

Legend has it that the 12th Earl of Epsom and Lord Derby sat here in our very own Swan dining room back when it was a Coaching Inn and we had stables. The conversation turned to horse racing and they placed a small bet between themselves, this was the beginning of one of the most world-renowned horse races. The first race took place on 4th May 1780.

tie into the modern day

Booking Your Stay

Being just a 12-minute drive away from the racecourse and nestled in the picturesque village of Carshalton we are the perfect location to celebrate your Derby weekend.

Choose from one of our elegant classic bedrooms or one of our boutique bedrooms overlooking the idyllic Carshalton Ponds.

Train Carshalton Train Station
Tube Mordern
Airport Gatwick or Heathrow Airport
Car Free Car Parking on site

Your Arrival

Sip on one of our  ‘Derby Spritz’ cocktails in our cosy Epsom Derby and soak up the atmosphere. Our hotel is steeped in history, we even still have the original steps from when we were a coaching inn.

Your Day at The Derby


Friday 4th & Saturday 5th June 2021

Dinner and Drinks

Enjoy dinner in the very same room we are told the Derby was born.


See you next year…