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The Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell, Lancashire

The Freemasons at Wiswell

4.7
4.7
2348 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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 9 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 2,348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancashire

    Best Overall

  • Lancashire

    Best Food

  • Lancashire

    Best Ambience

  • Lancashire

    Innovative

  • Lancashire

    Great for fine wines

  • Lancashire

    Good for special occasions

2,348 Reviews
  1. ChristopherT

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at the Freemasons on several occasions. As always we have enjoyed amazing food and wine. The servers are very pleasant. However, on this occasion we were very disappointed as we repeatedly needed to check if the food was OK for our daughter in law as she is Lactose intolerant. Both her starter and main course we sent back to be rectified. We informed our server of this on arrival but it appears the message didn't get through to the kitchen Despite this we had a lovely evening.

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  4. DebbieT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked here for Sunday lunch having read many good things about the menu and quality of food, we were not disappointed. The Sunday lunch menu is off the scale, menu options far superior to standard roast dinners and the quality of ingredients amazing. In addition the service was exemplary, faultless and with no service charge added to the bill as a matter of course. Highly recommend

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  5. PaulB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, wonderful service. A gem of a place. I'll be back soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining experience I have had at The Freemasons and more importantly the best level of service I have received as in the past service has let down the overall experience. It was incredible.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food in a relaxed environment. Would highly recommend.

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  8. AlexC

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal , excellent cooking. Nice young staff on the floor , made for a relaxing evening

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tuesday evening tasting menu is fantastic value, superb dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Topped off with friendly unpretentious service.

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  10. DFLS

    Lancashire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so lucky to live local to this fantastic restaurant. The food we had was pure quality and exceptional cooking. The shin beef & chianti rigatoni was delicious, the cod with Bombay crust, curry sauce & sticky rice was so well cooked and genius combination. Finishing off with French Toast dessert with warm rum & raisins and banana ice cream. What a gastro joy. All great value for money for the Seasonal early supper special. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

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The Freemasons at Wiswell is rated 4.7 stars by 2348 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 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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