Pride of Britain’s Hotel of the Year 2013

Northcote, near Blackburn, was once the family home of a Lancashire textile baron, and it still holds the atmosphere of warmth and well being. There is a fantastic cocktail bar and two separate lounges with roaring fires in the winter, where you can relax before your meal in the Michelin star restaurant. There is also a large terrace with views over the surrounding Ribble Valley where guests can enjoy a drink pre-lunch or dinner in the summer.

The hotel’s 18 imaginative and inspired rooms, along with 8 bedrooms in the Garden Lodge, designed by Jill Holst of Ward Robinson, exude highly individual character combining rich and sensuous soft-furnishings, fabrics and wall coverings with highly distinctive furniture and soft, sophisticated lighting. Hi-tech multimedia equipment is discreetly integrated, bathrooms are ultra contemporary and some rooms even enjoy their own private garden terrace.

Northcote’s modern dining room is a fresh, sophisticated setting in which to appreciate the collection of modern art by Malcolm Fryer – and the culinary masterpieces of chef Nigel Haworth, who has held a Michelin star since 1996. Nigel’s wonderful innovative style is truly exposed in his passion for attention to detail and true honest flavours, served in an atmosphere that’s warm, friendly and sincere.

The Northcote Cookery School is one of the UK’s top culinary schools offering inspirational cookery courses from the heart of Northcote’s kitchen. It offers a variety of courses, from skills & techniques; entertainment; themed classes; and premium master culinary classes, with a choice of half days and full days. This really is a unique and intimate experience learning new culinary skills and dishes by professional chefs in a Michelin star kitchen.

Need to Know


Check-in at 3.00pm.


Check-out at 11.00am.

Hotel Facilities

Northcote can offer you total exclusivity for the best celebration. Whether it is a corporate dinner, wedding reception, family celebration or anniversary, every detail is tailored to your requirements. Host the ultimate event at Northcote by taking over its fourteen luxury bedrooms to create a celebration you will never forget.


Nigel Haworth has retained his Michelin star since 1996 with Northcote being promoted to 4 Red Stars and 4 Rosettes in the prestigious AA Awards.

The Louis Roederer Room is available for exclusive private dining. Beautifully renovated and refurbished, The Louis Roederer Room at Northcote is the perfect setting for a private occasion where attention to detail is everything, with it’s fantastic views over looking the Countryside and Fells. With room to pamper up to 60 guests, it’s ideal for treating important clients, hosting a discreet company event, or simply for gather with family or friends for an intimate celebration.

Take a front-row seat at the Chef’s Table. The brigade and Front of House Team will guide you through each course, sharing their knowledge. Bespoke Chef’s Table for 8-14 guests

Restaurant dress code

Smart and Informal. No sportswear or ripped jeans in the evenings.

Restaurant opening times:

  • Lunch: 12.00-2.00pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Thursday – 7pm – 9.30pm, Friday & Saturday 6.30pm – 10pm & Sunday 7pm – 9pm

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 52
Cost per night: Price on application
Min cost per person: Price on application


Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including full breakfast and service from £260 – £605. Exclusive use for a maximum of 60 people – price on application.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929




Northcote Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BE.




Nigel Haworth, Craig Bancroft, Richard & Lynda Matthewman

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages


The Two Night Gourmet Break

Two nights spent in the lap of absolute luxury with two mornings waking up to one of the best breakfasts in England


The First night includes half a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne with canapés, followed by Nigel Haworth’s fabulous 5-course seasonal gourmet menu. The second evening we leave the choice with you; either enjoy dishes from our a la carte menu, order room service or visit one of the many restaurants and pubs in the surrounding area. We recommend you try one of our Ribble Valley Inns – The Three Fishes is just over 10 min drive away, near Whalley.


Below rates are a start from rates and are based on double occupancy and includes a two night stay with breakfast, VAT and gratuity. the first night includes half bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne with canapés, followed by Nigel Haworth’s 5-course gourmet menu.

Classic Room (Main Hotel) from £560

Superior Room (Main Hotel) from £600

Deluxe Room (Main Hotel) from £640

Garden Lodge Superior Rooms from £730

Garden Lodge Deluxe Rooms from £820

Garden Lodge Master Suite £1230

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By Road

Leave the M6 at Junction 31 and follow signs for Skipton and Clitheroe. At the first set of traffic lights, turn left onto the A59, still signposted Skipton and Clitheroe. Continue straight on at the roundabout at Mellor, for 8 miles. Immediately before the large roundabout at Langho, turn left into Northcote Road and Northcote Manor is facing you.

By Air

45-60 minutes from Manchester Airport,
30 minutes from Blackpool, 1 hour from Liverpool

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Attractions Near Northcote

Lancashire’s Ribble Valley

Lose yourself in the rural haven of Ribble Valley, the perfect place to escape into a world of lush valleys, walking trails where you can retrace the footsteps of Romans and Normans and enjoy the historic, quaint market towns of Clitheroe and Longridge. More information can be found on their tourism website.

Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland & Dunsop Bridge

Within the Ribble Valley is the small village of Dunsop Bridge, in the Forest of Bowland. Fell walking is one of the most popular activities in this area with Dunsop Bridge being the perfect starting point to start or finish your walk. If fell walking isn’t your thing then you can enjoy other popular sites such as the Whitendale Hanging Stones and Middle Knoll. For those wishing to experience AA Rosette food, they can do so at the Inn at Whitewell. Travel by car takes up to 30 minutes following the A59, A671 and B6478.

Bespoke Gourmet Golfing Breaks

Northcote can assist with co-ordinating Golfing Breaks, arranging tee times along with accommodation and dinner in the hotel restaurant, Louis Roederer Private Dining Rooms or at the Chef’s Table.

Forest of Bowland AONB

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 300 sq miles of rural Lancashire and North Yorkshire. Expanses of sky above dramatic sweeps of open moorland, gentle and tidy lowlands, crisscrossed with dry stone walls and dotted with picturesque farms and villages. Partake in some of the most peaceful and remote walking, riding and cycling in the country or observe some of the rare and enigmatic birds and wildlife.

Weddings at Northcote

Situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, Northcote provides the perfect location for a small intimate gourmet wedding reception. With the exclusive use of The Louis Roederer Room for up to 60 guests, 26 luxurious bedrooms and Michelin star dining by Nigel Haworth and Lisa Allen. It truly a gastronomic celebration

Everything is meticulously prepared for you from the moment you arrive to the gourmet breakfast awaiting you in the morning, making your wedding an unforgettable occasion and memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Need to know

Facilities & Features

Louis Roederer Room – max. 60 guests

We hold the wedding license for up to 60 people in this smaller dining room. This is then available to be turned around for the wedding celebration lunch or dinner. The charge for holding the ceremony is £300 and then the room hire charge is £150.

Main Restaurant – max. 80 guests

We can hold just the wedding celebration lunch or dinner, and with a maximum number of guests we can accommodate 80 people. There would be a minimum spend requirement of £20-£35K for taking over the hotel which includes all 26 bedrooms and the restaurant for the entire day.

Menu Options

Set menus are available from £35 per person.


We have no set package as we will create the quote once the guest has seen Northcote.

Civil Ceremonies

Northcote is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Northcote

Day delegate rate: from £50

Max no. of delegates:
30 (boardroom style)