The world’s first pub/café/gallery/cinema is right here!

A local art business has transformed a former failing pub into a thriving licensed arts venue. Catherine Roth meets Kirsty and Andy Field who have put their own unique stamp onto The Gate in Matlock in just one exciting year…

IF IT WASN’T for the posters and artwork in the window, Designate@thegate on Smedley Street in Matlock could be mistaken for just another traditional pub. However, step inside to see its transformation. Although still a place to meet and have a drink, it now offers so much more. From a café to a pub, cinema to a beach, shop to a live music venue, it is a place where everyone is welcome…

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