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    • Northcote, Northcote Road, Langho, Ribble Valley, BB6 8BE
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About Northcote Leisure Group

Northcote is a renowned, small luxury hotel with a Michelin star restaurant, which is situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, in the heart of Lancashire.

The hotel, a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux and Pride of Britain Hotels, offers 26 individually-styled luxurious bedrooms. Northcote's restaurant is renowned for its fine cuisine and serves traditional Lancashire recipes with a modern twist, created from local produce.

To add to the experience, the Chef’s Table in the kitchen offers insights into how the kitchen really operates and the Cookery School provides a unique and intimate experience where you can learn new skills and dishes in a Michelin star kitchen.

Not only are Northcote Group dedicated to providing first class service to guests, they are also a great place to work. Northcote believe the facilities and environment that they offer their team is unrivalled in the hospitality industry and they want even more for their people.

The organisation’s managing director Craig Bancroft is affectionately referred to as Mr B by all members of staff.

What is it like to work for Northcote Leisure Group

Northcote believe all of their achievements, such as Hotel of the Year, Mr B winning Hotelier of the Year and retaining their Michelin Star for 23 years are all down to the team and the people making the difference every day.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Within their Kitchen Brigade of 30 chefs, they strive to promote from within and their apprenticeship programme has recruited one third of their workforce. Danny Young, who last year won National Young Chef of the year, he is currently sous chef at the age of 24.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Last year, Northcote Group raised over £50,000 for Hospitality Action, which offers vital assistance for people who work, or have worked in the hospitality industry and who find themselves in crisis. One way of raising money for the charity included their ‘Obsession’ food festival.

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    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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