Freemasons has been included in the new Michelin guide for Eating Out in Pubs as one of only five Inspector's Favourites in the North West.
The guide reads: "Service counts for little if the food's not right; but, again, here the Freemasons comes up trumps. Chef Steven Smith likes to create modern versions of traditional pub dishes; think good old chicken Kiev reborn as organic chicken breast and Kiev with potato puree, wild mushrooms and thyme; or trifle: not as your mother made it, but with Pedro Ximinez jelly, baked quince and Madeleines."
Chef/patron Steven Smith said: "It's great to be on the Michelin radar and fantastic to be chosen as an Inspector's Favourite. Hopefully this will be a stepping stone to achieving some of our goals. There was only one other Inspector's Favourite in Lancashire, so this shows how much progress we have made in 12 months."