Northcote name Hotel of Year 2012

The award-winning Northcote hotel. (s)
The award-winning Northcote hotel. (s)

NORTHCOTE at Langho has been named the Hotel of the Year 2012 by the Pride of Britain Hotels.

The Ribble Valley hotel was presented with the award during an Annual General Meeting held at The Goring at London.

Northcote's Nigel Haworth (managing director), Richard Matthewman (chairman) and Craig Bancroft (managing director). (s)

Northcote's Nigel Haworth (managing director), Richard Matthewman (chairman) and Craig Bancroft (managing director). (s)

Commenting on the award, Northcote’s managing director Craig Bancroft, said: “We are absolutely over joyed with

this accolade, particular as we are judged by mystery guests and customer feedback. This reinforces that the heart and soul of the house is the most important aspect of hospitality. Food, wine and accommodation can only be delivered by great people and this award endorses the commitment of the team at Northcote ensuring that every guests experience exceeds their expectations.”

Peter Hancock, managing director of Pride of Britain Hotel, said: “Pride of Britain Hotels is a consortium of 44 like-minded hoteliers around the UK who have one thing in common; a passion for great hospitality. This is celebrated each year when the members get together for an annual lunch at which our ‘Hotel of the Year’ award is presented by the chairman.

He added: ”Northcote in Lancashire exemplifies everything we like to claim about our brand – great food, great service and luxurious accommodation. Craig Bancroft and Nigel Haworth have spent years developing the team at Northcote and with new investment this year have taken the hotel to even higher levels of excellence which we wanted to recognise formally.”

Pride of Britain Hotels seeks to represent a mixture of contemporary and traditional independent hotels and there is an upper limit of 50 hotels in membership at any time. Pride of Britain is the official hotel partner to the National Trust.