Meet for coffee. Share a pizza. Watch a film. Discover an artist.
Be together.

A place to meet

Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. A place where friends, family and colleagues can share a meal, watch a film, hold a meeting, see an exhibition, buy a gift or catch up over coffee. A flexible space for getting together or enjoying time alone with a book or notepad; a place where stories are told, ideas are sparked and the Cumbrian landscape is a constant source of inspiration.

About Rheged illustration


Our modern, independent gallery hosts a dynamic programme of events, bringing together established and emerging artists in curated and touring exhibitions. Inspired by the landscape and heritage on our doorstep, we look beyond the Lake District to celebrate British art and craft in all its diversity.

Through the Locking Glass
26 Jun05 Sep
Spotlighting Cumbrian creatives’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its lockdowns, this new and original exhibition captures a unique time in our history through more than 160 pieces of fine…

Coming up

02 Jul
Supernova – Special screening followed by a live Q & A with writer and director…
01 Jul04 Jul
The ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to…
27 Jun
Exhibition on Screen (encore). A unique opportunity to see, as never before, this series of…


With its 60-foot giant screen and digital sound, our independent cinema offers an immersive experience unique in our region. A varied programme includes new releases, family favourites and live-streaming events to transport you into the world’s great theatres and opera houses.

England v Czech Republic Euro 2020
22 Jun
The next leg of the group stage… nail biting drama! Bring your family and cheer…
18 Jun24 Jun
Shaggy and Scooby learn that Dick Dastardly, a villain, is out to capture Scooby. With…
In the Heights
25 Jun01 Jul
In Washington Heights, N.Y., the scent of warm coffee hangs in the air just outside…
The Father
11 Jun01 Jul
Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne,…
Dream Horse
18 Jun01 Jul
The true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender Jan Vokes….
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
07 Jun01 Jul
The lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family,…

New in
our cafe

Order directly to your table.

Keep conversation flowing and avoid interruptions by ordering from your mobile phone. Scan the QR code at your table or click the button below to order direct to your table. You can add extra dishes and drinks whenever you want them – and never have to wait for the bill.

Our shops

Curated with our place in mind but inspired by craft, design and talent from far and wide, our range encompasses niche British makers, ethical brands and items you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Shop just for the fun of it: we think you’ll be delighted.


At the heart of Rheged, our new 100-seat cafe is a relaxed, light-flooded space with a pizza oven and juice bar. The inclusive all-day and evening menu showcases exceptional handmade foods and craft drinks from our region and beyond, including organic wines, real bread and locally roasted speciality coffee.









Keeping you safe

How we’re keeping you safe

Our colleagues carry out frequent cleaning of all public areas. Cinema and Indoor Play are thoroughly sanitised after every film/play session. Hand sanitiser is provided throughout Rheged. Please observe social distancing and wear a face covering indoors unless seated in the Cafe. We kindly request that all customers aged 16 and over check in using the NHS Covid-19 app upon entering Rheged. 

Bread making

Coming up in our gallery: Through the Locking Glass.

Spotlighting Cumbrian creatives’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its lockdowns, this new and original exhibition captures a unique time in our history through more than 160 pieces of fine art, illustration, print, photography, poetry, 3D pieces, sculpture, sound installation and video. Saturday 26 June to Sunday 5 September. Free entry.