Northcote, Lancashire

Northcote is Lancashire’s most celebrated hotel. A proud member of both Relais & Chateaux and Pride of Britain, Northcote is led by renowned hotelier Craig Bancroft and boasts 26 individually designed rooms. Widely recognised as one of the best food-led, boutique hotels in the UK, and surrounded by stunning walks, the 19th century manor house – and its contemporary annexe – is renowned as both a foodie retreat and the perfect getaway for those seeking to explore the tranquillity of the Ribble Valley. Northcote’s Michelin-starred restaurant is led by executive chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen. Lisa’s cooking is playful and imaginative with nods to the Lancastrian cuisine she grew up with. Menus at Northcote are broad and diverse including a four-course gourmet lunch and six-course tasting menu which sits alongside an a la carte option at dinner. Both sittings now feature plant-based menus. Dishes might include infused Isle of Wight tomatoes, organic lovage, St James cheese; scarlet prawn, parsley and garlic, butter sauce; and Yorkshire Dales lamb, white curry, summer pods, sweet cicely.