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The Freemasons at Wiswell

8 Vicarage Fold, Wiswell, WHALLEY, BB7 9DF

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Ground-breaking cooking has put this small Riblle Valley village firmly on the map. Cobbled together from a trio of little cottages, it functions as both local pub and dining destination, with tables out front for summer evening drinkers, and a properly old-time feel inside, where rugs cover the floor and a stag's head peers down over proceedings. Lancashire lad Steven Smith combines delicacy of touch with true understanding of flavours in dishes that offer a seasonal tour in five or seven courses if you're in town for the taster. A soup of smoked haddock and charred leek comes with a fish finger 'hot dog' and umami mayo to set the thought-processes whirling, ahead of various preparations of CÚvennes onion with foie gras and pear in a French expedition. Then it's back home for maple-glazed belly of suckling pig with its own sausage and Lancashire cheese potatoes in mead sauce, before the star of the show, truffled aged sirloin with hen-of-the-woods mushroom. Those intent on exploring the fish route might light on cod with squid risotto and chorizo in sauce nero, sharply spiked with yuzu. Finish with Amalfi lemon meringue pie garnished with tropical fruits and coconut ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01254 822218
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Mon-Tue
Dates closed: 2 Jan for 2 wks
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Steven Smith, Hywel Griffith
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £16.00
3 Course lunch from: £20.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.95
2 Course dinner from: £16.00
3 Course dinner from: £20.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A59, on edge of Whalley village near Clitheroe
Nearest station: Whalley

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