The warm, beautiful bones of this splendid old Inn put one in mind of the Bennet sisters meeting for a nuncheon. But the food belies the old world character. Yes, it’s agreeably traditional English dining, but the sheer quality, the superb attention to detail, the sizzling imagination at work here transcend any thought of pub dining. This is the business: the Freemasons is a proper destination restaurant on the gourmet trail. The flavours range across the spectrum from delicate to powerful. The ingredients are zingily fresh and the service down to earth but excellent.