Dining & Drinking – FINE DINING
FREEMASONS ARMS – £££££ – Sophisticated food in a homely atmosphere.
“Our aim at Freemasons at Wiswell is to provide the ultimate gastronomic experience in a stylish pub setting that feels as relaxed as your own front room. We have a commitment to excellence in every aspect of our operation. Our front-of-house staff are friendly and professional, and, in the kitchen, my team is dedicated to achieving impressive and consistent results using the finest seasonal ingredients available. Set in this quaint Ribble Valley village, Freemasons at Wiswell provides a slice of country refinement with a twist of contemporary creativity and flair.
The quality and creativity of The Freemasons menus has established the pub as one of the country’s top dining destinations, a status firmly backed up by a steady stream of accolades, including AA National Restaurant of the Year for England, inclusion in The Sunday Times Top 100 listing, a top five finish in this year’s Top 50 Gastropubs and a seven out of 10 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide.” – www.freemasonsatwiswell.com/
NORTHCOTE HOTEL – ££££££
“An oasis of Michelin-starred Food and Wine Excellence, with genuine service and outstanding hospitality. (20 minutes drive from Meadow Cottage)
“Northcote’s Michelin-starred restaurant is elegant, stylish and sophisticated with views of the garden and distant hills of the beautiful Ribble Valley. Northcote menus by Executive Head Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, with wines carefully selected by Craig Bancroft. This is the Northcote Restaurant; fine dining with professional but true Northern hospitality. (Please note that our dress code is smart and informal but no sports wear, ripped denim or shorts.) ” www.northcote.com
YU AND YOU – ££££ – is an award-winning contemporary Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar. (15 minutes drive from Meadow Cottage)
“Located in Copster Green, within the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Our established restaurant was founded by Charlie Yu. Charlie, pictured, founded Yu & You in Horwich, near Bolton, in 1989 before relocating to Copster Green in 2004. The restaurant has been passed down a generation to his two sons, Victor and Vinny. FINEST CHINESE CUISINE – Our ethos is to provide traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern but contemporary twist. Our dishes are made with only the freshest and finest ingredients, locally sourced to ensure the superior quality and enriched flavours for every plate.” – http://yuandyou.com/