Hotel Awards

4 AA Red Stars
AA Hotel & Hospitality ServicesCertificate of Excellence 2011-2019
TripAdvisor

Top 100 Hoteliers’ Hotels 2018, 26/100
The Caterer

Top 25 Hotels for Romance, UK (No. 21) 2018

Hotel of the Year 2017
VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2016, 38/100

Best Hotel Award 2016
Lancashire Tourism Awards

AA Hotel of the Year – England 2016/17
AA Hospitality Awards

Luxury Experience of the Year 2014
Lancashire Tourism Awards

Small Hotel of the Year 2014
Lancashire Tourism Awards

Independent Hotel of the Year 2014/15
Hildens Style Awards

Small Hotel of the Year 2012-2013
Lancashire Tourism Awards

Independent Hotel Award 2007
Lancashire Life

Independent Hotel of the Year
Caterer and Hotelkeeper 2000

County Hotel of the Year
Which Hotel Guide 1995

Restaurant Awards

1 Michelin Star Since 1996

4 AA Rosettes
AA Hotel & Hospitality Services

Top 1,000 Restaurants in the World 2019 & 2020
La Liste

Certificate of Excellence 2015-2019
TripAdvisor

National Restaurant Awards 2016:
Placed no. 38/100

Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2015
Lancashire Life Magazine

UK’s Best Restaurant outside London
Food & Travel Reader Awards 2015

BMW SquareMeal Awards:
Best UK Restaurant outside of London 2014

The Sunday Times, The Food List:
Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants 2012,
Northcote Restaurant placed no.36

The Sunday Times, The Food List:
Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants 2011
Northcote Restaurant placed no.30

The Sunday Times, The Food List:
Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants 2011
Northcote’s wine list placed no.9

The Sunday Times, The Food List:
Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants 2010
Northcote Restaurant placed no.20

National Restaurant Awards 2010
Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2010

National Restaurant Awards 2010
Placed no.26 in the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK

Good Food Guide 2011
The Reader’s North West Restaurant of the Year

Harden’s UK Restaurant Guide 2010
Voted 10th in ‘Places People Most Talk About

Square Meal 2009
Voted 14th in The Top 50 restaurants outside London

The Restaurant Magazine
Voted 8th out of the top 100 UK restaurants

Harden’s UK Restaurant Guide 2009
Voted Britain’s Best Restaurant

Hi-Life Diners Club 2004
Restaurant of the Year

Lancashire Life’s 1993/94
Restaurant of the Year

Wine Awards

Two Star Wine List
World’s Best Wine Lists 2018 – 2019
The World of Fine Wine

2 Glasses
Award of Excellence 2014 – 2019
Wine Spectator

AA Notable Wine List Award 2011 – 2019
AA Hotel & Hospitality Services

Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants 2011
Northcote’s wine list placed no.9
The Sunday Times, The Food List

The Sunday Times, The Food List:
Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants 2010
Northcote’s wine list placed no.7

Spanish Wine List Award
Awarded by Wines of Spain

Trophée Gosset Celèbris 2004
Best North West champagne List

Portuguese Wine List of the Year 2004 & 2005

AA Wine List Award 2003

Individual Awards

Lisa Goodwin-Allen

Executive Chef

  • Hotel Chef of the Year, The Hotel Cateys 2019
  • Shortlisted for the AA Chef’s Chef of the Year 2019
  • Craft Guild of Chefs, Restaurant Chef 2011
  • Winning dish on Great British Menu 2010
  • Best Chef of the Year 2008 – Northern Hospitality Awards
  • Roux Scholarship finalist

Craig Bancroft

Managing Director

  • Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award 2017 – The Cateys
  • Imbibe Hotel Personality of the Year 2017 (sponsored by Champagne Louis Roederer)
  • Hotelier of the Year 2016 – The Cateys
  • Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards 2016 – Best Award of Excellence
  • Industry Titan – Boutique Hotelier Power List 2016
  • Grand Commander Confrérie du Sabre d’Or 2016
  • NRB Top 50 Awards 2015 – Special Achievement Award
  • Chavalier of Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne 2014
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – Maitre d’Hotel 2014
  • Imbibe Hotel Personality of the Year 2014
  • WPI award – Services to Portuguese Wines March 2013
  • Master Innholder 2010
  • Fellow on the Institute of Hospitality 2010
  • Craig enters The Academy of Food & Wine 2010 Hall of Fame
  • Catey Awards 2009 – Special Award
  • Member of The Academie du Champagne July 2005
  • French Wines Match Competition 2004
  • Wine Magazine Sommelier Challenge 2003
  • Acorn Award – The Caterer & Hotelkeeper 1987