A foodie adventure break with Bowland & Bay


• 5-course gourmet menu
• One night accommodation
• Northcote’s award-winning breakfast
• Bowland & Bay Artisan Foodie Adventure

We all want to experience the food of the region, but often don’t know where to start to find the best of the best small independent makers, to get up close with the spirit of these artisan producers… so we have organised it for you. Indulge in an overnight gourmet break, plus an artisan food adventure in the Ribble Valley.

Relax and enjoy the stunning Lancashire landscape, while being chauffeur driven to a number of different destinations. Guests can discover local legends and meet the countryside’s finest food and drink artisans. From a gin distillery on the fells, cheese makers and ice cream fresh from the herd, to freshly made bakes and comfort classics, every stop is selected to showcase the skills of the Ribble Valley and Wyre waterways. This is a foodie eco-escape which allows guests to reconnect and make memories for all the senses.


This bespoke break created for Northcote is available on the following selected dates in 2022:

• Wednesday 21st September (Tour on Thursday 22nd)
• Wednesday 12th October (Tour on Thursday 13th)
• Wednesday 13th October (Tour on Thursday 14th)
Wednesday 26th October (Tour on Thursday 27th)
Friday 28th October (Tour on Saturday 29th)



Wednesday 30th November (Tour on Thursday 1st)
Wednesday 7th December (Tour on Thursday 8th)
• Wednesday 14th December (Tour on Thursday 15th)



The Artisan Food Tour will start at 10:00am following your breakfast on your departure day. You will return to Northcote at 4pm, after a full day of visits across the region.


To book this offer, please call 01254 240555

Further dates will be released for the Northcote Tours, however if you would like to book a tour directly with Bowland Bay, check out their calendar for information on Lancashire & Cumbria Food or Brewery adventures, half day or full day https://bowlandandbay.co.uk/book/

A Northcote Bowland & Bay Artisan Tour

After breakfast you will head off with local lass, Katie Wilson, for your exclusive Northcote artisan food adventure, chauffeur driven in a luxury Mercedez Benz Tourer.  Katie has 30 years’ experience in the food and drink industry and National Trust, as an historian and photographer, Katie includes tales both “legend & tall”, intertwined with hints and tips for getting the best landscape and food shots to capture the day.

You will visit a select group of the finest artisans in the region, enjoying a coffee & cake brunch; tastings from local cheese and savoury producers; fresh at the farm ice cream; insights into local gin distilleries and award-winning micro brewers, plenty of local nibbles along the way to share and purchase pantry delights for home.

It’s a day created for food lovers, in the belief that by eating together and sharing stories, we can all stop a while, smile, reconnect…and breathe!

To book this offer, please call 01254 240555

New Christmas Artisan Food Tour Dates

Following the success of the Artisan food tours this year, Katie has created a tour to discover festive treats to enjoy at Christmas time or make the perfect Christmas gifts that will taste so good!

Every adventure includes a wide range of food and drinks experiences and sensory shopping opportunities, which will include:

• Festive bakes & coffees
• Lancashire cheese tasting
• Winter Gin tasting at a local distillery
• Visit to a Candle workshop
• Tour of Victorian Wine Warehouse
• Sample a local brewery beer flight or mulled wine
• Enjoy time at a Christmas Food Hall tasting small plates of local delicacies

Christmas Foodie Adventures Dates:

Wednesday 30th November (Tour on Thursday 1st)
Wednesday 7th December (Tour on Thursday 8th)
• Wednesday 14th December (Tour on Thursday 15th)

To book this offer, please call 01254 240555


Experience Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s Gourmet Menu. The dishes will take you on a culinary journey through five stunning courses, each one capturing the spirit of the season.  Local produce is at the centre of Lisa’s stunning dishes taking inspiration from the landscape for her exciting creations.

Luxury Accommodation

After dining, your ultimate retreat to recharge and relax awaits. All rooms and suites include contemporary features and sophisticated furnishings, providing the little luxuries to make your stay unforgettable and ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed.

A Northcote Breakfast

Our extensive breakfast choices have become legendary, whether you indulge in a full cooked breakfast or opt for a tasty local alternative like Lancashire Cheese Souffle. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out to discover the area.

One night gourmet getaways include:

5-course Seasonal Gourmet Menu
Overnight accommodation in your chosen room or suite category
Northcote’s legendary cook-to-order breakfast
Artisan foodie adventure with Bowland & Bay Tours

This bespoke break is available to book on Wed 21st Sep, Wed 12th Oct, Thu 13th Oct, Wed 26th Oct, Fri 28th Oct, Wed 30th Nov, Wed 7th Dec. Wed 14th Dec, subject to availability.
Each tour takes a maximum of 8 guests.

To book this offer, please call 01254 240555