RestaurantsLancashireWiswellBB7

survey result

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in a quaint Ribble Valley village”, Steve Smith’s “delightful and traditional” destination “provides a slice of country refinement in a real, classic country pub” and holds its own against much of the stiff culinary competition in the area. His cuisine “continues to provide unusual combinations of exceptionally prepared dishes”, crafted from “unfailingly good quality ingredients”. You can stay, too, which fans say is “amazing” (“the breakfast is something else!”)

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Without doubt some of the most consistent and high-quality cooking around these northern wastelands!” – Steve Smith’s lovely old inn is rightly renowned as one of the culinary heavy-hitters of the Ribble Valley thanks to cooking which all reports acclaim as “terrific”. There’s also “a really interesting wine list with lots of quality at all levels”. Ratings have slipped a notch in recent times, though, perhaps due to “prices that are a bit stern” and a couple of gripes about an experience “let down by service” (“perhaps he struggles to get good front-of-house staff?”)

Summary

£79
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fine dining in a local pub”“high quality ingredients and well-rehearsed techniques to ensure a top-class, punchily-flavoured product”; and with “a brilliant wine list” – again win massive acclaim for Steve Smith’s “lovely” old inn, set in a tiny village in the Ribble Valley. In July 2019, it re-opened after a major investment, with the addition of a new kitchen, chef’s table (min 6, max 12), kitchen bench (4 stools) and bedrooms.

Summary

£79
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fine dining in a local pub”“high quality ingredients and well-rehearsed techniques to ensure a top-class, punchily-flavoured product”; and with “a brilliant wine list” – again win massive acclaim for Steve Smith’s “lovely” old inn, set in a tiny village in the Ribble Valley. In July 2019, it re-opened after a major investment, with the addition of a new kitchen, chef’s table (min 6, max 12), kitchen bench (4 stools) and bedrooms.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
10, 14
No dress code
70

Freemasons at Wiswell Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Freemasons at Wiswell Restaurant in BB7, Wiswell by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Freemasons at Wiswell restaurant.
nicola c
Great experience for lunch at the Freemason...
Reviewed 2 months, 16 days ago

"Great experience for lunch at the Freemasons. excellent high quality tasty seasonal food at a great price. Great to try different dishes with the lunch taster menu, attentive service, a great selection of beers, wines, spirits and more in a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. Definitely be back for more."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £32.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.40 £40.00 £13.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
8 Vicarage Fold Clitheroe, Wiswell, BB7 9DF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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