Northcote – Ribble Valley, Lancashire

By Harriet Hirschler

1 year ago

Northcote is a luxury boutique hotel in the beautiful Ribble Valley. An oasis of gastronomic excellence, it has held a Michelin star for more than 27 years, with a chef’s table, cookery school and kitchen garden alongside its restaurant. One of the UK’s leading chefs, executive chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, well- known for her appearances on television (as a MasterChef judge and on James Martin’s Saturday Morning), creates fresh, modern flavours, making the most of seasonal produce and the best local ingredients. Choose between the à la carte, five course gourmet menu and plant-based menus. Managing director Craig Bancroft oversees a carefully-curated cellar of excellent wines. Twenty six spacious rooms and suites are divided between the original 1880 Manor House and the Garden Lodge. All are thoughtfully decorated with distinctive furniture, fabrics and wallpapers, and contemporary bathrooms. The hotel has plotted great walks and cycling routes from the doorstep, and the impressive façade of Stonyhurst College, the Jesuit school where JRR Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings, is just a short drive away.

Doubles from £288

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