A NEW guide hailing the country's best restaurants has been unveiled ­— featuring 24 across Lancashire.

The Restaurant Guide 2020 contains restaurants currently awarded Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professional inspectors.

Among the best restaurants in the county are The Millstone in Mellor, the White Swan at Fence and Bertram’s Restaurant in Burnley.

A spokesman for Bertram’s said: "Bertram’s is extremely proud to be a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.

"Using local seasonal ingredients on the menu is a priority, after all, we have so much amazing produce right here in the heart of Lancashire that we are lucky enough to have on our door step."

Lancashire Telegraph:

The Woodland Spa at Bertram’s Restaurant in Burnley

A spokesman for The White Swan said: "I would say that being in the AA guide is a very welcome recognition of what we do at The White Swan.

"To have our business listed alongside some of the biggest names in the industry is an honour."

Lancashire Telegraph:

The White Swan at Fence

Louis Webb, acting general manager at The Millstone, Mellor, said: “For us it’s about finding a balance between pub food and fine dining.

“We aim to provide the warmest of welcomes and good food for all restaurant diners and hotel guests.”

Northcote Restaurant in Langho and two restaurants in Whalley – The Freemasons at Wiswell and Breda Murphy Restaurant – are also included.

Steven Smith, owner and chef at The Freemasons at Wiswell, said: “We have three rosettes and there are not a lot of pubs that have that.

“It’s a great pat on the back to the rest of the team that make everything happen.”

A spokeswoman for Northcote Restaurant said: “We are always delighted to be represented in the AA Restaurant Guide.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

All the eateries have been recognised with Rosettes to mark them out as some of the best dining destinations in the country.

Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Media, said: “We are pleased to see the hospitality industry going from strength to strength, with over 140 new dining destinations being added to The Restaurant Guide 2020.

“The establishments in this year’s Guide demonstrate the high quality of culinary experiences across the country, offering delicious food and impeccable service.”

The 27th edition of the Guide contains over 2000 eateries throughout Britain and Ireland.

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The full list of featured restaurants in Lancashire:

The Millstone, Mellor ­— BLACKBURN

White Swan at Fence ­— BURNLEY

Bertram's Restaurant­— BURNLEY

Brookes Restaurant ­— CHORLEY

The Assheton Arms ­— CLITHEROE

The Parkers Arms­— CLITHEROE

Hipping Hall ­— COWAN BRIDGE

The Cartford Inn ­— GREAT ECCLESTON

Lancaster House ­— LANCASTER

Northcote Restaurant ­— LANGHO

Bartle Hall Hotel ­— LOWER BARTLE

Greens Bistro­— LYTHAM ST ANNES

Clifton Arms Hotel ­— LYTHAM ST ANNES

Bedford Hotel ­— LYTHAM ST ANNES

The Midland ­— MORECAMBE

Best Western Lothersdale Hotel ­— MORECAMBE

Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms ­— ORMSKIRK

The Barn at Moor Hall ­— ORMSKIRK

The Royal Oak ­— RILEY GREEN

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge Bar­— THORNTON

The Freemasons at Wiswell­— WHALLEY

Breda Murphy Restaurant ­— WHALLEY

The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village ­— WREA GREEN

The Villa Country House Hotel­ — WREA GREEN

The Restaurant Guide 2020 is available for £16.99 in bookshops and online at