This is a gastronomic haven where guests return to sample the delights of its famous kitchen. The outstanding cooking includes Lancashire's finest fare, and fruit and herbs from the hotel's own beautifully laid-out organic gardens. Drinks can be enjoyed in the comfortable, elegantly furnished lounges and bar. Each of the luxury bedrooms has its own identity with sumptuous fabrics and soft furnishings, sophisticated lighting and ultra modern bathrooms; some have a garden patio. New annexe rooms are particularly impressive. Northcote is the AA Hotel of the Year for England 2016-2017.