They added: “Whilst financially we cannot say that it has been a fulfilling endeavour for ourselves, we can say we have enjoyed the support of our guests from far wide. This culminated in achieving the highest-ranking venue on Trip Advisor within Knutsford, at the top position out of 66 venues, and the even greater accolade of reaching number four out of 2,147 venues in Cheshire.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our guests from over the years and the support of our colleagues, friends and family. Finally we would like to thank the historic building that we called home for the past three years – Freemasons has been standing tall since 1754. We hope that the love, care and refurbishment that we’ve delivered as custodians of this wonderful piece of history stands her in good stead for another operator to come in and love her with the same commitment, passion and enthusiasm that she and the wonderful people of Knutsford deserve.”
A new owner is planned for the venue.