Northcote is hotel of the year

Northcote has been named Hotel of the Year in the prestigious VisitEngland awards that celebrate the best of English tourism.

NorthcoteThe luxury Langho venue received its award at a ceremony held at the Hilton Waldorf in London which was hosted by TV personality and Bake Off star Sue Perkins.

The prestigious awards, now in their 28th year, celebrate those businesses and individuals who continuously raise the bar of England’s tourism offer.

The 26 bedroom boutique hotel has held a Michelin star for 20 years.

The 25 award winners, from Afternoon Tea of the Year to Sustainable Tourism Award, Tourism Pub of the Year to Business Tourism Award, span the length and breadth of the country from Yorkshire to Devon, Warwickshire to Northumberland.

Northcote was one of 67 finalists selected from a record number of 600 entries for the honours.

VisitEngland chief executive Sally Balcombe said: “This year’s awards were fiercely contested and we had some terrific applications, showcasing not only the excellence on offer within English tourism but also the outstanding innovation and the sheer diversity of experiences throughout the country.” The tourism economy is worth £106bn annually to England.