In the Hotel

World Gin Day

7 Jun , 2019 Blog/In the Hotel

As the World celebrates gin day (Saturday 8th June), we’ve quizzed our bar team on their favourite juniper-based tipples and some of our most popular g&ts. Gin has been around since 1689, and although the process of making if differs from distillery to distillery, the ingredients still start with a vodka base which has juniper and other botanicals […]

Lisa’s Spring Tasting Menu

10 Apr , 2019 Blog/In the Hotel

Lisa’s new Menu is a taste of Spring. A delicately presented first course opens Lisa’s Spring Tasting Menu. Spears of hand-harvested Wye Valley asparagus are gently charred and rest next to Leagram’s Day Old Curd. A puddle of sorrel pesto, crunchy toasted sourdough and a flourish of sorrel leaves christen the dish. Wye Valley Asparagus, Sheep’s Curd, Sorrel […]

Mothering Sunday: Five delicious ways to thank Mum

5 Mar , 2019 Blog/In the Hotel

Whether she loves to enjoy fine food and a bit of luxury, or relishes the opportunity to throw a dinner party, we’ve put together our top five delicious gifts that are the perfect way to show her how loved she is. Here are our favourite selection of gifts to make your Mum feel special this […]

Lisa’s Obsession 19 Tasting Menu

6 Feb , 2019 Food/In the Hotel

Get a taste of Obsession 19 with Lisa’s new Tasting Menu If you are wishing you had joined us at Obsession this year… then this menu will be for you! With Lisa’s new Tasting Menu you have the opportunity to experience dishes from her festival menus. WEST COAST CRAB Orchard Apple, Black Radish SLOW COOKED COPPER […]

The New Winter Tasting Menu

6 Dec , 2018 Food/In the Hotel/Uncategorized

With the arrival of Winter comes the new Tasting Menu by Lisa Goodwin-Allen. As our executive chef, Lisa lives and breathes food; it is this passion that means she is always looking for interesting ingredients and techniques, and experimenting to create dishes where the ingredients and their flavour shine through. Her latest menu, which has just launched […]

Northcote pair on charity Nepal trek

26 Oct , 2018 Blog/Charity/In the Hotel

Two Northcote team members are embarking on the journey of a lifetime as they trek and volunteer in the mountains of Nepal. General manager Craig Jackson and sales director Kaye Mathew signed up for the challenge last year to raise funds for Children of the Mountain charity. The duo set off on Tuesday (23rd October) […]

Northcote’s Ribble Valley Literary Festival was a real page-turner!

23 Aug , 2018 Blog/In the Hotel

What a thriller! Our first literary event, with five events over three days welcomed guests including a broadcasting legend, a countess, a best-selling crime writer, an acclaimed novelist and an award-winning travel and food writer. The plot followed a familiar scenario for each; a warm welcome, a sumptuous meal, a talk from each author to […]

Digging deeper in the Northcote garden

14 Aug , 2018 Garden/In the Hotel

Have you ever looked at one of Lisa Goodwin Allen’s dishes and wondered how it started life? Long before the strawberries were ripe for picking for her latest dessert creation, our garden team were hard at work early in the year preparing the land to make the fruits flourish in our garden along with other […]

Abbeystead Grouse day for staff

9 Aug , 2018 In the Hotel/Uncategorized

A Northcote team enjoyed a rural education day out. A day on the moors was all in a day’s work for staff who wanted to learn more about where our Grouse comes from ahead of the glorious 12th signifying the beginning of grouse season. Two groups visited the Abbeystead Estate, a sprawling Area of Outstanding Natural […]

Craig Bancroft recommends…

2 May , 2018 In the Hotel/Wine

GUSBOURNE BLANC DE BLANCS 2013 An English Sparkling Wine, perfectly matched with Lisa’s Jersey Royal Potato and Young Leeks. Based in Appledore, Kent, the original Gusbourne estate dates back to 1410. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English sparkling wines that would stand […]