Welcome to Derwen College’s Marketplace.

Orangery Restaurant

You can directly support our students’ learning by visiting Derwen’s Marketplace in Gobowen.

By undertaking work experience at Derwen Marketplace in our restaurant, cafes, charity shop, hotel and garden centre, students’ learning is supported through real-life practice.

Work experience enables students to learn essential vocational skills for life including customer service, retail and hospitality skills.

In our latest inspection report, Ofsted said:

Leaders prepare realistic work placements for learners within the college campuses. For example, learners will work in the Garden Café, The Vintage Advantage charity shop, Hotel 751 and the extensive gardens. Learners develop industry-standard skills, which help them to find employment on leaving the college.

This is only possible through your support of Derwen Marketplace.

Information and opening times.

For further information and opening times please see the relevant links on the left hand menu, or below.

You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Visit our range of outlets at Derwen College:

Find Derwen

Visit Derwen Marketplace, by car, bus or train.

Derwen College lies just off the A5, outside Oswestry.  It is just half an hour from Shrewsbury and Chester.

The entrance to the car park is on Twmpath Lane in Gobowen, near Oswestry, signposted for the Garden Centre.

If you use the what3words app, the entrance to the Garden Centre Car park is at ///splinters.sampled.endings

How to find Derwen College

Looking to apply to Derwen College as a student?

If you would like to visit Derwen College as a prospective student, please contact the Admissions team. Arrange an appointment by telephoning 01691 661234 ext 401