About Us



Fresh, local food with an honest approach served in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Mercia was born out of a shared family passion with three simple ideas at it’s core; high quality local produce, wholesome food and great service.

You’ll find us in Wirksworth, a small creative town nestled in Derbyshire’s beautiful Peak District, we serve a variety of high quality, nourishing, home cooked food all made fresh to order by our devoted chefs.

close to our hearts, supporting local British farmers and growers who grow and rear only the finest produce, delivered straight to your table, whether it be the freshest salad leaves from our grower in nearby Kniveton, or high quality meats from our friends up at “A Pig’s Tale” in Alderwasley, or bread and cakes from our families’ bakery we make it a conscious decision to work with local suppliers.

Our décor is eclectic and diverse yet nostalgic and welcoming, with paintings from local artists, decorative antique brass lights, sat alongside 60’s modernist drop pendents and large wooden tables, rustic quarry stone tiles and our fully functioning black lead range fire.

We’re open Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00am – 10:30pm and Sunday’s 8:00 – 18:00, available for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.

Come and experience our ambient ground floor restaurant, our peaceful upstairs dining room, or watch the world go by on our outide terrace area with one of our carefully chosen world wines or local Thornbridge ales.

The Name Mercia.

Originally a pagan realm, Mercia was one of the six kingdoms in Anglo Saxon Times. This area was centred on the valley of the River Trent and its tributaries, in the region now known as The English Midlands.