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Freemasons Arms

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$$$
English, Contemporary, Pub
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8 Vicarage Fold | Wiswell, Clitheroe BB7 9DF, England
+44 1254 822218
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value

We have visited the Freemasons several times and had some superb meals. Some friends recommended we went early to take advantage of the special 3 course celebration menu for only £16 which is only available until 7pm on a Friday. The choice is limited - a choice of 2 for each course but the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Nita J
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Freemasons several times and had some superb meals. Some friends recommended we went early to take advantage of the special 3 course celebration menu for only £16 which is only available until 7pm on a Friday. The choice is limited - a choice of 2 for each course but the food itself was great - portions... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here for Lunch on 3 other occasions, but not in the last year. This place exceeded our expectations on all past 3 visits for food standards and service. A place that I have in past found inspiring. I had pre booked my table for 4 Sunday Lunch 31st May (wife's birthday). Overall we were disappointed. When you... More 

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wiswell
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Had a bad meal then read this From food standards agency The Freemasons Arms At Wiswell Food hygiene rating is '1': Major improvement necessary Address: 8 Vicarage Fold Wiswell Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 9DF Business type: Pub/bar/nightclub Date of inspection: 04 December 2014

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to coming to this pub in a beautiful little village. After booking and telling them that we are allergic to dairy products, the table where we were guided to take had a pot of butter on it: very alarming start. The sample menu that we saw online before booking listed a lot of what we could... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Latest visit today and excellent as usual! ..this is not a "pub", it is a fine dining establishment with real ales and fine wines, sitting outside after a walk in the beautiful surroundings with a pint is the nearest you'll get to a "pub". Service has ALWAYS been good ( maybe we are lucky?) Maybe because the excellent value "... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Must visit venue. The food and drink were excellent, staff very attentive. Not overly priced, set in a nice village. Definitely a must visit for food lovers

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

After a walk around the stunning village if Wiswell my mum and I thought we would call here for a quick coffee. I have been here a few times before and have had a good (yet expensive) meal. We walked in and sat down at a table and waited to be served, there were ample amounts of staff serving so... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch after hearing all the hype!! Im afraid it is overrated,over priced and awful service. Ordered two fish dishes and the beef fish was very small piece of halibut served on broccoli shoots,fish was ok, broccoli over cooked and sauce tasteless. Roast beef was perfect,however only 2 rock hard potatoes and a lump of cold mash,side of... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were bowled over by quality of food. Real fine dining in a gastro pub. Great attentive service without being too fussy or formal. Quality of food and presentation as good as many Michelin stared restaurants we been to. Comprehensive wine list. Parking can be a challenge. It was busy even on a Wednesday lunch time.

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Bloxham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Third time we have been here & never fails to impress - my favourite restaurant in the area (& the competition is tough!). Staff are attentive & friendly, wine & beer selections very good but most importantly food is beautifully cooked & presented - not to be missed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Vicarage Fold | Wiswell, Clitheroe BB7 9DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 822218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: English, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?