Managing Director Craig Bancroft together with Executive Head 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 Relais & Chateaux and Pride of Britain Hotels, 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.
Perfectly located for the North West motorway network - only 10 minutes from junction 31, M6.
London - Northcote 4 hours.
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.
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
Langho Railway Station:
Direct trains to Blackburn and Manchester - 1/2 mile
Available close to Northcote by pre-arrangement.
East Lancashire Corporate Travel - 07595 219 728
Hi-Life Travel - 01200 400 129
Ribble Valley Private Hire - 01254 247 777
Two large secure car parks available for guests.
Electric Car Service
Bowker BMW electric car complimentary service for local travel arrangements by prior arrangement.
There is also an electric car charging point at Northcote.
Car Hire Partners
Enterprise - 01772 272 700
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.
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.
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.
Executive Head Chef
Lisa has worked in the Northcote kitchen since 2001 and has a natural understanding of local ingredients and with her Northcote grounding she creates dishes full of exact and harmonious flavours.
Nigel is regarded as one of the greatest British chefs practising in the UK. He led Northcote’s cuisine between 1984 - 2017 and held a Michelin star since 1996. His food has its true heart in regional artisan production, executed with outstanding gastronomic flair.
The Northcote Leisure Group is owned by Richard and Lynda Matthewman, Craig Bancroft and Nigel Haworth and comprises of Northcote, Cafe Northcote at the Cathedral, Northcote at the Rovers (banqueting, conference and events at Blackburn Rovers FC), Ribble Valley Inns a portfolio of award-winning food led pubs.