23 Nov 2010
Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire, has been voted in the top 15 gastropubs in the UK by food industry experts.
Chef-patron Steven Smith described the listing in the Old Speckled Hen Top 50 Gastropubs 2010 awards, run by the Morning Advertiser newspaper, as ‘an amazing achievement’ for the restaurant’s first year.
An industry poll of more than 700 food writers, celebrity and top hospitality industry chefs, pub guide editors, industry chiefs and food operators voted for their favourite establishments in a rigorous judging process.
Steven, who attended the ceremony in Berkshire, said: “This is an amazement achievement considering we have only been operating for just over a year. Our listing in 15th place was higher than a number of well-respected and award-winning establishments and the fact that this was decided by industry experts makes it all the more rewarding. This firmly cements our place on the culinary map and now our challenge is to take Freemasons to the next level and we have a number of exciting developments in hand for the coming year.”
The Star Inn at Harome, North Yorkshire, took top spot while The Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, was runner up and the Hardwick in Abergavenny, South Wales, third.
After an agonising wait, Steven and the Team at The Freemasons Wiswell can’t wait to welcome you back to enjoy once again the finest that Lancashire has to offer.
From July 24th, we’ll be opening our doors once again. In the meantime, we’ll be making sure all of the necessary measures are put in place to ensure we can operate safely for customers and staff members alike.
You can now book online for both the restaurant and our beautiful rooms. Why not take advantage of one of our mid-week or gourmet packages and celebrate the start of Summer in style?