Discover ‘foodie heaven’ in beautiful surroundings

These two Michelin star restaurants have created a two night gastronomic journey between the beautiful Trough of Bowland and the stunning Lake District.

Lisa Allen at Northcote and Hrishikesh Desai at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House look forward to welcoming you this winter. Feast on the finest cuisine and hospitality with this fabulous two night break, exploring the breathtaking tranquillity of the Lake District, then journey onwards to more hidden treasures through the charming Trough of Bowland. Meander between these lovely hotels, both with long standing teams, Michelin starred restaurants and a reputation for relaxed, elegant, warm, friendly service. Both members of Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain, you can relax in the knowledge you are in the very best of hands. 

We hope to welcome you soon.

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Unwind in friendly, stylish, unpretentious luxury at this five star hotel, with an evening at ‘Hrishi’, the Michelin starred restaurant.

At the heart of Gilpin is a passionate family and team, dedicated to creating lasting memories for our guests, who return time and again for celebrations and escapes in the breathtaking Lake District. Hrishikesh Desai’s imaginative dishes combine great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours - modern British dishes with a twist of Asia. Hrishikesh is one of a handful of chefs to have won both the Roux Scholarship and National Chef of the Year, and his experience includes Les Maison de Bricourt (2*) and The French Laundry (3*).

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House



Indulge in the gastronomic delights of the Michelin-star restaurant at one of Lancashire’s finest hotels which has been awarded AA Hotel of the Year England 2016 / 2017.

Northcote is unique to boast two BBC Gr eat British Menu champions, Chef Patron Nigel Haworth and Executive Head Chef Lisa Allen lead the brigade, both well-known for their TV appearances on Saturday Kitchen and Masterchef. Nigel is recognised as one of the UK’s leading chefs and an ambassador for regional food. Lisa’s fame began at the age of 23 when she became one of the first women to be appointed Head Chef of a Michelin star kitchen. Northcote is famous for its food and wine matching from its award-winning wine list.

Your break includes:

Afternoon Teas

Arrive early afternoon to a delicious Cream Tea, and take time to relax in one of the relaxing lounges at either Northcote or Gilpin - the choice is yours. 

Crisp Walks & Roaring Fires

Enjoy the rich colours on an autumnal walk or, as winter beckons, the crisp beauty of frost tipped landscapes, then return to the hotel where roaring fires will be ready to warm you. 

Indulgent Tasting Menus

In the evenings enjoy 7-course seasonal tasting menus, capturing the finest regional produce served from the Michelin kitchens of these outstanding properties with celebrated chefs Lisa Allen, Nigel Haworth and Hrishikesh Desai. 

Enjoy A Restful Night

Stay in one of our luxurious rooms and wake up starting your day with a sumptuous breakfast before setting off on the second leg of your journey. Meander through stunning countryside, arrive and repeat...

This is one time when the scenic route really lives up to its name, winding through picturesque hamlets whilst surrounded by spectacular scenery.


Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn,
Lancashire BB6 8BE
Telephone: 01254 240 555

The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Crook Road, Windermere,
The English Lake District LA23 3NE
Telephone: 015394 88818