The Michelin Guide for 2024 has been released and two restaurants in East Lancashire have made an appearance.

On Monday (February 5), the new Michelin stars were unveiled at the ceremony, which took place in Manchester.

While there are no new additions in East Lancashire, Northcote in Langho and the White Swan at Fence have retained their one Michelin star.

Lancashire Telegraph: The White Swan at Fence. Owners, Tom Parker (left) and Gareth Ostick (right) with Laura Ostick. Right is Northcote executive chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen The White Swan at Fence. Owners, Tom Parker (left) and Gareth Ostick (right) with Laura Ostick. Right is Northcote executive chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen (Image: NQ)Further afield in Lancashire, Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, in Aughton, retained its two star rating.

The Barn and Solo, both in Aughton, retained their one Michelin star.

Northcote has held its Michelin star for an impressive 28 years and executive chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, says the team always “strives for excellence”.

She said: "Myself and the team at Northcote are extremely proud to have retained our one Michelin star at this year's Michelin reveal.

“To retain our star all these years is such a huge achievement and one I'm really proud of. We strive to always maintain a high level of consistency and excellence, and I believe that's what Michelin looks for.

“Despite the challenges in the industry, we have been able to maintain that consistency and we've done it in true Lancashire spirit, providing a dining experience that people really enjoy.

“The team deserves huge recognition for this, they work tirelessly day in, day out. I am very grateful to each and every one of them."

Lancashire Telegraph: Northcote executive chef, Lisa Goodwin-AllenNorthcote executive chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen (Image: NQ)

More than 140 restaurants have joined The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland selection this year, showcasing high quality cooking across a range of styles and budgets.

A spokesperson said: “Inspectors are on the road all year round, assessing existing restaurants as well as uncovering new ones worthy of recommendation In this Guide year, they have added a total of more than 140 restaurants; these span across the UK and Ireland and cover a variety of restaurant styles, from cosy pubs and buzzing wine bars to chef’s table experiences and those nestled inside grand country houses.

“The Inspectors have enjoyed many global cuisines this year, including delicacies from Nigeria, Brazil, Armenia and Sri Lanka.”