Rickerby Retreat is a family owned & ran business set up by Rachel & Daniel Ferguson. The building work started in 2014 and has taken over a year to demolish the old pool building and build the new spa & restaurant. The swimming pool has undergone a complete transformation, providing a tranquil environment for a gentle swim and chance to relax in luxury. Also new this year are our Terraces. The rooftop Restaurant terrace is south facing, overlooking the park and gets the sun all day. It has an al fresco dining area, lounge seating and a wonderful private 10 seater chef's table. When the sun isn't shining, the roof fully closes to provide a cosy (and dry), lovely seating area with fabulous views. The spa terrace, leading out from the pool room has a chill out lounging area complete with heaters and blankets.
Rickerby Retreat has partnered with ESPA who have beautiful spas worldwide, and their flagship spa nearest to Carlisle is the spa at Gleneagles hotel. A visit there provided the inspiration to secure ESPA as our partner as they have the most fantastic range of skincare products and their treatments are out of this world. In the spa we have four treatment rooms, a 2 person pedicure room, 3 seater nail bar, pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and outdoor terrace.
Here at Assembly, we cater for all tastes and culinary demands. Whether you’re looking for a tasty brunch to kick-start your day, a light lunch, afternoon tea, or something more substantial, we promise you will not be disappointed. Looking for an evening out? Our Dinner menu and seasonal tasting menu evening will impress even the most discerning of food-lovers.
Our restaurant setting is unrivalled in the area. Featuring panoramic views across the un-spoilt Rickerby park, on the banks of the River Eden; it brims with trees and wildlife, but is conveniently close to the City Centre, although you would never think it! A real haven to escape the hustle and bustle of the City Centre.
The vision we have for our food is Simplicity... By using the finest quality produce, sourced locally, our chefs are able to create the most exquisite, clean, contemporary dishes which are a feast for the eyes and full of flavour. We add a modern twist to classic cooking techniques to ensure that our food has its own distinctive identity. See for yourself; watch our chefs in action through our viewing window into the Assembly Kitchen.
RESTAURANT ROOFTOP TERRACE NOW OPEN