Typical of Stamshaw's public houses, the Derby is a true street-corner local. Dating from 1889, the pub has retained the same name for well over a century.
The interior consists of a large single room, carpeted throughout, with traditional furnishings and bar stools aligned along the counter.
Two dart boards are located at the front of the pub, in what was once the public bar, together with a pool table. Sky & BT Sports is shown on television. A collection of sporting trophies is on display and there are old framed prints of Portsmouth on the walls. Of particular note is the extremely rare (probably unique) etched Phœnix Brewery window facing Lower Derby Road. The pub does a good degree of charity fundraising and there are a number of collection tins in which customers can place donations. A meat raffle is held on Fridays at 9pm. The Derby's beautiful floral displays are a notable feature on the front of the pub throughout the summer months. There is a small south-facing patio garden at the rear of the pub. A deservedly popular local.