“Established in April 2017 and opened in May 2017 ‘The Longholme’ offers café services in the form of breakfast, brunch and lunch alongside boat & bike hire!
When we got the keys to the building early 2017 we walked into a mess, we stripped back the whole site to the wires and re-fitted the lot. Thankfully we had been able to upcycle some things that maintain a touch of the past.
The site has hosted a café and boat hire for many years but now under new ownership, we’re determined to bring it up to the standard people expect from such a beautiful location.
We offer an extensive but focused food menu and love to offer brunch all day long, every day!
We partner we local suppliers where possible and try to produce as much as we can ourselves. Now we’re coming out of our second summer we have quickly realised that we need more space, both back of house and for our guests. This year we opened ‘The Lawn’ with upcycled spools and deck chairs on the grass near the river, it’s been very popular.
Boat hire has been a great success with the fleet now fully upgraded and looking sharp. The lake covers 2 hectares and once clear of weeds (credit to Adrian Allen) it’s a great way to escape any daily stress and enjoy nature on the water.
As we start to wind down for the summer we look to keep making upgrades by adding heaters & blankets for the winter & changing our menus to incorporate hearty soups, comfort foods and healthy options.
The Longholme is open 7 days a week, every week except in January when we close for a rest.
We love to host public events & have a strong online & social following – you can find us on Facebook, twitter or Instagram by searching @thelongholme or go straight to our website – www.thelongholme.com