About Northcote

Northcote is a renowned small luxury hotel situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley in the heart of Lancashire. Offering eighteen individually styled luxurious bedrooms and an oasis of gastronomic excellence.

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

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.


Posted: 23.04.2014 RT @carlhousbey: It's great to see @craig_bancroft from @NorthcoteUK has been shortlisted for the Wine & Spirit Ambassador award #cateys go…
Posted: 23.04.2014 Happy #StGeorgesDay from all of us at Northcote. #England http://t.co/eU6pT6kLad
Posted: 22.04.2014 Sorry for the late tweet... But Happy #EarthDay! @the_SRA @the_GTBS http://t.co/ApBPa9pvoK


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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Adam Pawlowski, Northcote’s Head Sommelier wins the Sud de France Sommelier Competition

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Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants List

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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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