Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

A return to Northcote Manor (reprise)

I was hoping to put a review of Northcote Manor up tonight, having had another excellent meal there on Sunday.

Unfortunately, the post I wrote sucked a big fat one, so I’ve scrapped it and I’m going to start again.

In the meantime, here’s a copy of the five-course menu we enjoyed and the view from my bedroom to whet the appetite:



Chicken Livers, Pickled Damsons, New Seasons Garlic & Cob Nut Salad, Toasted Brioche

Gewürztraminer, Rolly Gassmann, Alsace, France, 2002

Slow Cooked Native Lobster, Scorched Young Leeks, Warm Jelly, Chervil

Chardonnay, Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson, New Zealand 2008

Banks Tomato Consommé, Courgette Spaghetti, Lemon Caviar, Tomato Brushcetta

Abbeystead Grouse, Blackberries, Bread Bits, Roast Potatoes, Heather Jelly

Beaune, 1er Cru Les Gréves, Domaine des Clos, Burgundy, France, 1999

Macerated English Raspberries, Fine Puff Pastry Layers, Lime and Yoghurt Custard, White Chocolate Shards

Moscato, Innocent Bystander, Victoria, Australia, 2005


A Selection of British Cheeses served with Northcote homemade Bread Wafers and Walnut and Fruit Loaf

Ramos Pinto 10 Year Old Tawny, Quinta Da Ervamoira


The Northcote Manor gardens and Ribble Valley beyond. If you’re wondering why it’s lopsided, it’s because my wife hung herself out the window of our room to take it.

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