In Longueville we are very proud of the fact that most of our precious produce is carefully grown in our three-acre Walled Kitchen Garden or foraged from the boundary hedgerows that surround the 400 acre estate. Seasonal vegetables, oriental greens, herbs and much of the summer and autumn fruit are grown in the garden and in two poly-tunnels on the east side of the house. Our kitchen garden truly is the beating heart of Longueville, worthwhile investigating and is carefully toiled by a dedicated team of gardeners. There you may meet Head Gardener Anthony who will enthusiastically inform how our menu changes by the day depending on what he deems to be in excellent condition. What cannot be grown in our kitchen garden will be sourced within a 20-mile radius, and the beautiful Blackwater Valley has no shortage of local artisan suppliers. This is a truly genuine way of running our kitchen and centrepoint to our uncomplicated cooking ethos with emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.
Busy Longueville bees live in the orchards producing honey for the house and free range pigs forage away happily in the woodlands.
Longueville House has been self-sufficient for a very long time - way before it became the trend.
There is also a 30-acre cider apple orchard from which an excellent craft apple cider is produced - simply named Longueville House Cider. In addition, a double distillation Apple Brandy is made from some of this cider, named LonF