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Northcote Awarded AA Hotel of the Year – England AA Hospitality Awards 2016

Posted in on 27th Sep 2016 by Northcote | 10 Comments

Luxury country house hotel, Northcote is celebrating being named AA Hotel of the Year – England at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016. This prestigious award recognises the most exceptional hotel in England and is chosen by a panel of industry experts, making it the ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK.

Northcote is an independently owned, 26-bedroom hotel located in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire that strives to offer guests a luxury country escape paired with gastronomic excellence and attentive service. Individually styled, luxurious bedrooms are divided between the original Manor House, which dates back to 1880, and the new Garden Lodge, all with spectacular views across the Ribble Valley.

Northcote’s Chef Patron Nigel Haworth has also been shortlisted for AA’s Chef of the Year Award 2016. This award is incredibly unique as it gives Rosette-awarded chefs the opportunity to decide who deserves to have their work over the past year recognised. The hotel’s Michelin star restaurant is renowned for its contemporary, innovative cuisine that uses the best local and seasonal ingredients and can be enjoyed with choices from the carefully curated wine cellar filled with award-winning and unique wines.

The culinary focus also includes a Chef’s Table giving guests an exciting dining option and insight into how a Michelin star kitchen operates, a Cookery School that provides an opportunity to learn and develop new skills, and a private dining room; the Louis Roederer Room, which can accommodate up to 55-60 guests, or can be split into two individual rooms, seating up to 36 and up to 14.

Each year Northcote hosts Obsession, a celebration of the finest food and wine created by Nigel Haworth and now regarded as one of Europe’s leading gastronomic events. Chefs travel from all over the world to take the reins in the Northcote kitchen and create a unique Obsession menu for guests. The next Obsession is the 17th annual event and will be taking place Friday 20th January to Sunday 5th Feb 2017.

The AA has been recognising hotels for over a century and each year announces 23 awards across 11 separate categories in front of world-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, and hoteliers as well as hospitality experts and celebrity guests. Initially a selection of AA inspectors creates a shortlist of the best hotels from across the UK and then a panel of industry experts picks the overall winners.

Rooms start from £260 per night including breakfast. Northcote also offer a selection of Gourmet and Tasting breaks, which start from £360 per room per night and include half bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier served with a selection of canapés, a 5-course gourmet menu with coffee and breakfast. For more information and to book please visit: www.northcote.com

For press enquiries, please contact:
Caroline Peers [email protected] 07590 262 370


  1. Lady Grenfell-Baines MBE says:

    Dear Nigel – Dear Craig

    Congratulations!!!!!!! to you all – well deserved.


  2. peter rushton says:

    Congratulations on your acheivement which is just reward for your continual search for excellence through investment ,innovation and customer service.

    For 20 years we have been frequenting Northcote and have never been disappointed

    look forward to seeing you this weekend.

    Peter Rushton

  3. Rachael says:

    Congratulations, Nigel and Craig and team!

    It’s always been fabulous when we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy Obsession over the past few years…

  4. Pat Givens says:

    Very well done and well d

  5. Pat Givens says:

    Very well done and well deserved.

  6. Anne King says:

    Well deserved. Excellent team giving an excellent experience. We have put this on our face book page to spread the word that coming to the northwest gives you the opportunity of great scenery and great hospitality. Well done !

  7. Dee Murray says:

    Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition.

    Very pleased for you all and happy to have been regular customers over the years and witnessed how you have gone from strength to strength.

    Wishing you all many more years of success resulting into looking after our gastronomic welfare brilliantly.

    Russell & Dee Murray

  8. Jill Lightley says:

    Can’t wait to visit. My colleague had a lovely anniversary experience this last weekend (Mr and Mrs Briggs). Also excited as I am a Temple Spa consultant… Good news on the AA award!

  9. Gary Haworth says:

    Congratulations to all. We have just stayed at Northcote at the weekend and truly loved it. We will return.

  10. Iain Wallace says:

    Congratulations, well deserved.
    Every time we visit, you excel and leave us wanting to return as soon as possible.

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