Two East Lancashire restaurants have retained their Michelin star and staff are delighted.

According to the Michelin 2023 guide, Northcote in Langho and The White Swan at Fence have retained their Michelin stars and are the only East Lancashire venues to feature in the list.

The Barn in Aughton also retained its star while Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, in the same town, retained its two star rating.

Sō–Lō in Aughton is a new addition to the Michelin star list this year.

Northcote has held its Michelin star for an impressive 27 years and executive chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, says every staff member is to thank.

She said: “I'm absolutely delighted to have retained the star for another year. I feel it's a real honour and a true testament to the people that work at Northcote, who are working tirelessly behind the scenes.

“We do it as a team effort, so it's a reflection of the entire team. We're all really chuffed to be featured in the guide for another year.” 

A spokesperson for The White Swan at Fence, owned by Gareth Ostick alongside head chef Tom Parker, said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have retained our Michelin star for another year.

“Thanks to our team that we could not do it without and thanks to you, our customers, who we also could not do it without.”

Since opening around nine years ago, The White Swan at Fence has landed a Michelin star and has three AA rosettes to its name.

The Wheatley Lane Road pub has also featured in Estrella Damm’s top 50 restaurants.

It has established itself as one of the finest eateries in the county, with an ever-evolving menu that keeps customers coming back for more.

While not yet boasting a star, the Fell Bistro in Longridge has been included in this year's Michelin guide, just six months after opening, and was also recently awarded an AA Rosette for its food offering.