About Northcote

Northcote is a renowned small luxury hotel with a Michelin star restaurant situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, in the heart of Lancashire. The hotel offers 26 individually styled luxurious bedrooms. Northcote's restaurant is renowned for its fine cuisine and serves traditional Lancashire recipes with a modern twist, created from local produce. To add to the experience, the Chef’s Table, in the kitchen, offers insights into how the kitchen really operates, and the Cookery School provides a unique and intimate experience where you can learn new skills and dishes in a Michelin star kitchen. 

Northcote Road,

Distances from
Manchester Airport to Northcote 45 miles
London to Northcote 4 hour Drive
Blackpool Airport to Northcote 28 miles
Liverpool Airport to Northcote 51 miles

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 7.45am - 9.45am
* Non-residents welcome Monday to Friday, price per menu £25.00 per person

Monday to Sunday 12noon - 2.00pm

Afternoon Tea
Monday to Friday 3.00pm - 5.00pm - Non Residents & Residents
Saturday and Sunday 3.00pm - 5.00pm - Residents Only

Monday to Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Friday 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Saturday 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Sunday 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Dress Code

Smart and informal but no sports wear, ripped denim or shorts.

To ensure you enjoy the Northcote experience we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your dining time.

The Louis Roederer Room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Please note that for larger parties of 9 or more we will offer a slightly restricted menu, this is to ensure a smooth and efficient service. Please enquire for more details.

Private Hire

East Lancs Corporate Travel
07595 219728 

P&S Travel
01200 423 699 

Railway Stations

Preston Railway Station 13 miles away
08457 48 49 50

Blackburn Railway Station 8 miles away
08457 48 49 50 

Langho Station less than 1 mile away

The People

Northcote is led by passionate and honest individuals who pledge to provide the finest personal service and deliver a gastronomic experience that is standard led, team built and fully sustainable.

Nigel Haworth

Nigel is regarded as one of the greatest British chefs practising in the UK. He has led Northcote’s cuisine since 1984 which has become one of the most respected British kitchens with its true heart in regional artisan production, executed with outstanding gastronomic flair. Nigel has held a Michelin star since 1996.

Craig Bancroft

Craig arrived at the Northcote in 1983 as General Manager, one of the youngest to hold such post at this time, earning him a Caterer & Hotelkeeper Acorn award in 1987. Renowned for his food knowledge but more for his reputation for pairing Northcote’s cuisine with wines from the award-wining wine list.

Lisa Allen

Head Chef of Northcote since 2005, Lisa  has a natural understanding of local ingredients having worked alongside Nigel since 2001. The Northcote grounding has its roots as she creates dishes full of exact and harmonious flavours.


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View some of the awards Northcote and it's team have received over the 30 years Craig & Nigel have been at the helm.

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The Area

Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Discover the beauty and enjoy the tranquility of this unspoiled area of rural Lancashire. With hundreds of square miles of glorious and peaceful countryside, The Ribble Valley is the perfect gateway destination. Here you can relax in the fresh air, walk the hills, stroll along the riverside paths or explore dozens of ancient villages.

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The Ribble Valley

The Group

The Northcote Leisure Group is owned by Richard and Lynda Matthewman, Craig Bancroft and Nigel Haworth and comprises of Northcote, Northcote at the Rovers (banqueting, conference and events at Blackburn Rovers FC), Ribble Valley Inns a portfolio of award-winning food led pubs.




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