Christmas traditions

This year more than ever, making Christmas feel as special as we can, given the restrictions of meeting up with family and friends, feels important. Apparently, sales of Christmas trees are up 30% at the moment along with fairy lights and baubles, so clearly many of...

Stir up Sunday

Today is “Stir up Sunday” and is apparently the traditional day to make your Christmas Pudding. It was started in Victorian times as a tradition when families would get together to get their fruit puddings stirred up, steamed and stored ahead of Christmas. It’s not...

Roost Coffee

We passionately believe in supporting local businesses as much as we can from using their produce/services to promoting them to Long Barn guests. We love great coffee, and part of the Long Barn offer was to have a Sage Bean to Cup coffee machine in the kitchen....

Lastingham circular walk

Lockdown has made us appreciate even more the walks that are on our doorstep. This week, whilst the USA was in turmoil, and our next 4 weeks of lockdown were imminent, we escaped to another great walk we’ve recently reacquainted ourselves with. It starts from...