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The Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell, Lancashire

The Freemasons at Wiswell

4.7
4.7
2356 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Neighbourhood gem
Welcome to Freemasons at Wiswell, where fabulous food is served in an elegant and relaxed rural setting. The inn is located in the 'chocolate box' village of Wiswell, near Clitheroe, in the picturesque Ribble Valley. Since our transformation and reopening in the summer of 2009, we have created a loyal clientele and a genuine home-from-home atmosphere. Flag stone floors, walls in muted heritage colours, antique rugs and furniture, period paintings and prints all unite to create a stylish and comfortable setting. Our bar has an excellent selection of traditional cask conditioned ales from award-winning independent breweries and is complemented by a superb cellar with over 250 wines from around the world. While the surroundings and welcome are inviting, the main reason to visit is, of course, our food. Chef/patron Steven Smith has created a unique and diverse menu that perfectly matches the style and atmosphere, and we will be delighted to welcome you for a true gastronomic experience.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 17:30–20:30 Sun 12:00–17:00
  • Phone number
    01254 822218
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Smith

Experiences

  • Tasting Tuesdays

    £50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    TASTING TUESDAYS Taking bookings now! £50 per person to be taken by the whole table Please allow 3 hours at busy times Wine Packages: £50 per person - optional 7pm Sample Menu Snacks Two Preparations of Wellgate Smoked Salmon ~ Bread Roast Lamb and Rosemary Brioche, Whey Butter Broadbean, Pea & Mint Houmous ~ Signature 'Hotdog' ~ Cod Roast Loin, Pickled Isle of Wight Tomatoes, Tomato Butter Sauce ~ Chicken Poached Breast, Sautéed Black Garlic and Truffle Kiev, New Season Greens, BBQ King Oyster Mushrooms, Roast Chicken Gravy ~ Freemasons Classic Lemon Meringue Pie ~ Selection of Crafty Man Cheese and Biscuits ~ Selection of Petit Fours

What 2,356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancashire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Lancashire

    Great for fine wines

  • Lancashire

    Good for special occasions

2,356 Reviews
  1. Kazza

    Cornwall

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely - we had a super time - one request would be a few more veg on the plate to add more colour that’s all ! Thanks

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    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting in a month. Travelled 2 hours for lunch as it is stunning. Great food which is amazing value

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all respects. Relaxed lunch time visit. Dependent on the guest I do wonder if some would benefit from images of the food choices on offer, since the less adventurous may be apprehensive that they will enjoy what they have chosen.

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  4. LaurenG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    went for a birthday family meal and it was fantastic, lovely place, amazing food. Will definitely visit again and we have recommended it to other family members. Only thing I thought was the children's meal could come with a vegetable side, as they are main item and chips only.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful food. We had the 3 course lunch which was delicious and very good value for money. Plenty of gluten free alternatives for my husband. They even surprised my husband for his birthday with complimentary chocolates. Will be going back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place nice food Very gastronomical experience Lovely service from a pleasant team who served hot food freshly prepared

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  7. Tamdrew

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and whole experience at the Freemasons is incredible. They is a very special place.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Rally excellent food, particularly the twice-baked chees souffle, all beautifully presented, rather unsmiling service, too many annoying aggressive emails in the days , hours and minutes before my arrival checking I was coming, including one at one minute before my reservation time asking me to text back that I was on my way. I was parking the car at the time. There was only one other table occupied , which had two or three very noisy small children there.

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  9. ChristopherT

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the third time I have been here in a relative short time and was the first disappointing experience. First of all, we had chosen 16:30 in the afternoon to benefit from the Sunday roast set menu at 47 GBP, only to be told that it had been replaced by the 'Fathers' Day' menu at 60 GBP. There was no mention of this on the website. When we asked for some butter for the brioche, the waitress said that she would 'get us some more'. We never received any to begin with. We had to ask 4 different members of staff before we got a bottle of mineral water. Would it be too much to ask you to have one waiter/ waitress per table? The staff do their best, but it is clear there is no communication whatsoever between them. How about investing in some staff training? The 'Morecambe Bay' seafood starter was excellent and the Lancashire Beef was very good too. The sticky toffee pudding was small, dry and unimaginative. By chance ,it is the third sticky toffee I have had in 10days, and very, very poor in comparison to the others. So to sum up, overpriced food and poor service. Sorry! I think for the money spent, there are some far better options in the Ribble Valley.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to The Freemasons, loved the feel of the restaurant, friendly staff & the food was amazing !

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FAQs

The Freemasons at Wiswell is rated 4.7 stars by 2356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Freemasons at Wiswell

8 Vicarage Fold, Wiswell, Lancashire BB7 9DF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Clitheroe
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 17:30–20:30 Sun 12:00–17:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Smith
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