checks and greys cafe

Checks and Greys café

Our fabulous Cathedral Café where you’ll find mouthwatering food and refreshing drinks matched by a warm welcome.

Checks & Greys is a modern and relaxing space where you can meet for business or pleasure, enjoy a quick lunch or long relaxing afternoon with mouthwatering food and refreshing drinks.

Checks & Greys is where Blackburn’s heritage intertwines with modern comforts, offering a relaxing space where you can meet for business or pleasure, enjoy a quick lunch or long relaxing afternoon.

Our name pays homage to the intricate weaving patterns that once defined Blackburn’s textile industry – Checks & Greys. We take pride in reviving this piece of local history, infusing it with a sense of community spirit and achievement.

Located inside the historic Blackburn Cathedral, looking out onto Cathedral Square, you’ll find the welcome ambiance we’ve gained fame for and whether you’re here for a casual lunch with friends or a business meeting, you’re most welcome.

From our popular all day Lancashire breakfasts to delicious lunches, all carefully crafted by our in house team of chefs, there is something for everyone.

And when it comes to beverages, we’ve got you covered too. Enjoy the full-bodied flavours of our specialty Cathedra-blend coffee, expertly roasted by our friends at Exchange Coffee. Or treat yourself to a refreshing glass of Blackburn Cathedral’s own Cathedra Gin, served over ice with a splash of tonic.

Our changing range of specialty cakes and treats ensures a fresh experience with each visit. Whether on a visit to the Cathedral, a shopping trip, or simply a change of scene, Checks & Greys is the perfect stop for coffee or lunch.

At Checks & Greys, we’re more than just café – we’re a gathering place for the people of Blackburn to call their own. So come on in, unwind, and make yourself at home.

Checks & Greys Café at Blackburn Cathedral

Event space hire

The modern, bright and airy café can comfortably host over 60 seated guests and it is available to hire as a private venue any evening from 4.30pm.

Ideally located, fully licensed and with onsite catering, it is the perfect choice for your next event.

We can cater for your event at Checks & Greys too, be that in one of the amazing spaces within the Cathedral or at an other external venue of your choice.

Event catering by checks and greys cafe at blackburn cathedral

Event catering

From canapés and snacks for an intimate event to multi-course fine dining for hundreds of prestigious guests, the event team at Checks & Greys can help bring your catering ideas to fruition.

We are equally at home catering for events at one of our many event spaces or catering for outside events.

Our skilled team can help create bespoke menus that meets your precise requirements to ensure your guests are talking about your event long after it's over.

To find out more, please contact

Sian Goggins
Enterprise Development Manager 01254 845313 [email protected]
Sian-Goggins-Enterprise-Development-Manager at Blackburn Cathedral
Sign up to our email newsletter for the latest Blackburn Cathedral news, updates and events
Sign up Right arrow

Open to all