From Farm to Fork
In Longueville we are very proud of the fact that most of our precious produce hails from and lovingly grown in our three-acre Walled Kitchen Garden or foraged from the boundary hedgerows that surround our 450 acre estate. Seasonal vegetables, oriental greens, herbs and much of the summer and autumn fruit are grown here and in poly-tunnels on the east side of the house. Our walled 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.
An army of ducks patrol the walled garden keeping the slugs at bay.
Busy Longueville bees live in the orchards producing honey for the house and free range hens lay fresh eggs daily. Our free range pigs forage away happily in the woodlands.
So you see Longueville House is and has been self-sufficient for a very long time - way before it became the trend.
There is also a 31-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, known as Longueville House Apple Brandy, made in the Calvados style. Both of these superior quality artisan beverage products are available in our bar and restaurant and for sale on site, nationwide and beyond. A new addition to this suite of beverages is our Longueville House Apple Cider Vinegar boasting so many health benefits.
Much of the meat and game served at dinner, is reared on-site or shot locally. So free range woodland pork, spring lamb, woodcock, snipe, pheasant & duck come straight from the estate on to your plate when in season.
Fresh River Salmon and Brown Trout, caught in The Blackwater River flowing through the estate, are proudly displayed on Silver Trays and delicately cooked for our Guests to enjoy during the fishing season.