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Freemasons Arms

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European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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8 Vicarage Fold | Wiswell, Clitheroe BB7 9DF, England
+44 1254 822218
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To call the Freemasons a gastropub is a bit derogatory as this is fine dining in a pub context. There is attention to detail in all aspects, from the well balanced menu (limited choices but most bases covered) to the wine list and the draught beers. The dining areas are in the old bars of the pub but sensitive refurbishment... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch. Food and service were outstanding. The presentation was very good. Service was quiet and efficient. However it is not cheap - but to charge for tap water, whilst legal, is not really acceptable.

Thank David A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Freemasons to celebrate a birthday; there were 6 in our party and we were shown to an upstairs round table in a private room, beautifully appointed and perfect for the occasion. Dining here is special and you will not be disappointed.The staff are skilled and the service was excellent; we were not rushed and had the table... More 

Thank expat1616
Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday as a special treat. Had the tasting menu and every course was absolutely delicious!! I didn't want it to end. Would definitely recommend and all the staff were very helpful.

Thank Helen L L
Southport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the sort place you're going to stumble across by accident but judging by the numbers dining today, it will have a faithful band of devotees. That's not surprising because of the sheer quality of the cooking. It's a pub but it's difficult to imagine anything less like traditional pub food; this is high end cuisine. The 'canapes'... More 

Thank Bob B
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just come back from Sunday lunch - I ate from set Sunday menu, other half went a a La carte. On the a la carte menu there was only one starter with no fish (pork with black pudding) and same on the set menu (pearl barley risotto). Even the soup on both menus was leek with smoked haddock. Mainly fish... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friend took the Freemasons Arms over for his 65th Birthday, around 70 people had a wonderful time, infact we left at 2 am which is unheard of these days, what a night!

Thank Tim S
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant a few times. Normally excellent but today a few problems. Staff quickly and efficiently rectified situation .. Desserts were delicious.

Thank Rosbe
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've not been to the Freemasons for a while so found an excuse (although you don't really need one) and took my boyfriends parents for a birthday dinner. We ate early so had the seasonal menu which is incredible value for how wonderful the food is. The rhubarb rice pudding had my boyfriends dad chuckling with delight he enjoyed it... More 

Thank Rebecca M
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Previous review must have been somewhere else! Consistently good, better than good! The food served here is simply, Top Class. It IS NOT "pub grub" Sunday three course offer priced at £30 might not sound cheap in comparison with other offers but this is indeed a culinary delight ( and tremendous value!) The brioche and home made bread served before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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