Review on Northcote

Set amid the beautiful landscape of the Ribble Valley, Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft's attractive brick manor house is well into its third decade as a Michelin-starred restaurant and congenial country hotel. The restaurant has recently been refurbished by Jill Holst and Jackie Dent of Ward Robinson and now features a sweeping entrance, a magnificent custom-made chandelier of steel and glass icicles, walls clad in grey silk and deep banquette seating.

Over the years, Nigel Haworth has proved his worth as a crusading supporter of regional food, although his food doesn't simply follow the flock; instead it's an enthralling mix of local pride and understated – but dazzling – innovation. Menus change every week, although a few dishes (notably Northcote's famous black pudding and buttered pink trout with mustard and watercress sauce) are long-standing fixtures.

Elsewhere, it's a celebration of the north country's best, with some input from faraway lands and a few tongue-in-cheek gestures along the way. Steamed Langdale mutton might be served as a starter with Jerusalem artichoke purée, crisps, mint and shallot dressing, while con-fed Goosnargh duck could appear with duck straws, spicy red cabbage, turnip purée and mead. As for desserts, old and new come together nicely in – say – Bramley's Seedling apple crumble soufflé with Lancashire cheese ice cream or melting ginger pudding with iced double cream and caramel custard.

The wine list is a stellar global selection that hardly misses a trick as its works its way around the globe in mouth-watering detail. Nigel Haworth has also moved into the world of gastro pubs, spreading the word in the Three Fishes, Mitton and other venues across the north-west.

Northcote is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British


Nigel Haworth and Lisa Allen

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.45 - 9.45am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm (6.30 - 10.00pm Sat) (7.00 - 9.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Northcote

  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (14 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Northcote Road

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