Could running a cafe by your cup of tea?

If you have ever fancied running a café, a fantastic opportunity has just arisen – right in the heart of Alfreton!

The café, located within Alfreton Indoor Market, is currently available to let. Operated under licence, this hot and cold food outlet operates four days per week in line with the operating hours of the Alfreton Market. This successful premise has operated for several years and offers a current customer base with the potential to build on an already established clientele. 

The successful applicant will bring a food offering to the Indoor Market to appeal to the town centre shoppers of Alfreton. The café is suitable for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea trade and has always been a popular coffee stop! View indicative layout.

Applicants are invited to present their ideas of style and menu and outline how their café can flourish and contribute to the development of the market, bringing new customers to the market and town. The unit offers the potential for themed events and the freedom to manage your business within the supported indoor environment of the market.

Please read our full expression of interest document before applying, from there you will need to complete our cafe licence application form and return this to us by midnight on 29 October 2023. 

You can submit your completed documents to or send them to:

Regeneration, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT.

The license is to be awarded by Amber Valley Borough Council. The Alfreton Indoor Market currently operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

For further information please email

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email