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The Northcote – Blackburn, Lancashire

The Northcote – Blackburn, Lancashire

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Northcote is a luxury, independent, boutique hotel in the beautiful Ribble Valley. An oasis of gastronomic excellence, it has held a Michelin star for over 20 years, with a chef’s table, cookery school and biodynamic kitchen garden alongside its restaurant. Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, known for her appearances on Great British Menu, has created a fresh, modern menu that makes the most of seasonal produce from the garden and the best local ingredients. Choose from A La Carte or the new Gourmet 6-course Menu. Managing Director, Craig Bancroft, oversees a carefully curated cellar of unique wines. Don’t miss the Afternoon Tea: beautiful cakes, tasty sandwiches and the option to add a glass of Louis Roederer. Twenty-six luxurious, spacious rooms are divided between the original 1880 Manor House and Garden Lodge. All are thoughtfully decorated with distinctive furniture, discreetly integrated hi-tech multimedia equipment and contemporary bathrooms.

Doubles from £280
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The historic market town of Clitheroe is just a 10-minute drive away, with an abundance of charming, independent shops. A short walk up to the town’s medieval castle offers picturesque Ribble Valley views on a clear day.


Try Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s incredible 6-course tasting menu at Northcote for a real taste of Lancashire with a contemporary twist.


Discover a real wine lovers’ treat at D Byrne & Co in Clitheroe. Browse the never-ending cellars packed with old vintages and every variety imaginable. You won’t be able to resist taking home a bottle, or case.


Produce in the kitchen garden is cultivated in line with the lunar calendar, using specialist biodynamic techniques to harvest a pure flavour from the crops.

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