Making Marmalade

Apparently, marmalade is the new “thing” to make as part of lockdown 3.0, succeeding sourdough and the infamous banana bread. We’ve been making marmalade every year since we opened the Long Barn. Jackie loves marmalade whilst it’s Ian’s nemesis. So, this annual task...

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....

Bramble Foraging

Autumn is the time for foraging, and we’ve recently turned our attention to the brambles which are appearing in all the hedgerows near the Long Barn. They will keep ripening for some time yet, so it’s worth picking them if you find them, and keep an eye open for when...

Sloe gin and other treats

Sloe Gin and other treats We’ve been staking out where the best sloes are for several weeks; luckily some of the best ones have been in the hedgerows surrounding the chicken run. When the berries have a bloom on them (in bright sunshine they look almost metallic...

Kala King

  In this week’s blog, we’d like to recommend another catering option for your stay in the Long Barn. Kala King lives in a nearby Hutton Le Hole and is a woman of many talents. We first met Kala when she was selling her delicious chocolates at a local farmers...