IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK
A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
As we edge ever closer to the end of another year, Tedd Walmsley takes the opportunity to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at the Freemasons
If success was measured by awards, then Steven Smith and the team at the Freemasons consistently win hands down – just last month in the John Smith Pub Awards the team came away with two new accolades as the North West’s Best Food Pub and Steven also winning Chef of the Year. This recognition of the team’s flair and imagination sits alongside consistency in the kitchen and front of house.
With the nights drawing in and log fires burning, the Freemasons welcomes you to try both the Chef of the Year dish that won Steven the award, and the fantastic Autumn on a Plate menu, which is only available until the end of November.
Alongside this special menu to celebrate the bounty of the autumn larder, is a new a la carte menu with the Taste of Freemasons and Sunday lunch menus demonstrating perfectly the versatility and inclusiveness that is the Freemasons’ trademark.
November and December are also packed with events. The ever-popular Food and Wine Club, the famous Chippy Tea and the eagerly anticipated War of the Roses returning for its sixth successful year.
With Christmas in the air the seasonal lunch and party menus launch on 1st December and the festivities continue with a full programme of events throughout the holiday period.
These signature events are always hugely popular, and I suggest early booking to avoid being disappointed.
2019 looks to be even more exciting with the full kitchen refurbishment underway, which will allow the talented team of chefs even more opportunity to create stunning dishes and there’s even talk of an interactive experience for guests.
The four new rooms next door will be completed at the end of March to enhance further the Freemasons experience. We are all eagerly anticipating this addition and are excited to see the décor – I’m sure none of us will be disappointed.
As Steve and I reflected on the year I could sense his enthusiasm and passion for what’s been achieved and for what the future holds. The Freemasons continues to go from strength to strength and long may that continue.