Managing Director Craig Bancroft, Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen and the team are dedicated to their vision of ensuring the perfect experience at Northcote – 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, a member of the exclusive Pride of Britain Hotels and Preferred Hotels and Resorts, offers 26 individually styled luxurious bedrooms and suites. Northcote’s Michelin star restaurant is renowned for its seasonal dishes, created from the finest produce.


Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, BB6 8BE

Perfectly located…

Perfectly located for the North West motorway network – only 10 minutes from junction 31, M6.

London – Northcote 4 hours.

Car Parking

Two large secure car parks available for guests.

Tesla/Electric Car Charging Point

We have two Tesla and and two electric car chargers on site for guest use. The max 13kW connectors are situated on our car park – please let us know if you’d like to use one prior to your stay.

The nearest international airport is Manchester. It has its own rail station with regular services. The journey time by road is around 55 minutes.

Manchester Airport to Northcote – 45 miles
Blackpool Airport to Northcote – 28 miles
Liverpool Airport to Northcote – 51 miles


Available close to Northcote by pre-arrangement.

Express services from London Euston (2hrs 8mins), Glasgow Central (2hrs 16mins) and Edinburgh (2hrs 25mins) to Preston.

Preston Railway Station to Northcote:
Direct trains from Glasgow and London – 13 miles
Blackburn Railway Station to Northcote
6 miles
Langho Railway Station:
Direct trains to Blackburn and Manchester – 1/2 mile


East Lancashire Corporate Travel – 07595 219 728
Hi-Life Travel – 01200 400 129
Ribble Valley Private Hire – 01254 247 777

Northcote Minibus

Service available for local travel by prior arrangement.

Car Hire Partners

Enterprise – 01772 272 700

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. We even have hybrid and electric bikes available to use during your stay.

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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.

Lisa Goodwin-Allen

Executive Chef

Lisa has worked in the Northcote kitchen since 2001 and has a natural understanding of local ingredients. With her Northcote grounding she creates dishes full of harmonious flavours.

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Craig Bancroft

Managing Director

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.

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