Welcome Hamper Recipes

We make as many of the goodies that go into our guest welcome hamper as we can; in fact, the only things which we don’t make are the Extra Virgin Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and the Roost coffee beans. We’re not quite at their level of expertise… The most popular recipe we...

Wild Garlic

We love exploring the woods near Appleton at this time of year. Just 10 minutes’ walk from us, every day during spring reveals something new flowering on the woodland floor. Before the leaves begin to appear on the trees, and the leaf canopy fills, it’s a wonderful...

Cooking breakfast for a gathering

Breakfasts are one of those meals that can make your stay away even more special but can sometimes be underestimated when scaling up to cooking for a big group. Some planning ahead can make all the difference. Our 10 tips for the perfect cooked breakfast are:- Split...

Florian Poirot

It’s really important to us to support local businesses and also encourage Long Barn guests to do the same. Now more than ever, local businesses need our custom. In this week’s blog, we’d like to introduce you to Florian Poirot. With a name like Florian Poirot, you...

Sunday lunch

There is something about a lovely Sunday lunch, and the good news is there are lots of options when you stay in the Long Barn. Sunday lunch is something that every pub and many restaurants pride themselves in serving. We may be biased, but we think the generous nature...