Welcome to Longmead House

Celebrating South West Produce 

Sustainable products  and ingredients used here at Longmead House

Here in theSouth West we are known for an abundance and fabulous range of local producers and suppliers. You can purchase incredibly fresh ingredients and products direct from farmers and local producers at the farm markets that are held monthly in Lynton and the surrounding areas. Like many people we are pleased to be able to have such a range of delicious products on our doorstep which means we are able to learn about the provenance of our food and have reduced carbon footprint to support as one of our sustainability pledges.

You will not only find the local restaurants using these ingredients but here at Longmead House we are keen to support and champion this fabulous selection of produce and suppliers and use of a large number of ingredients from the South West as much as possible in all our food that we offer to guests.

As well as Melanies' homemade items that you will find are available at breakfast, ( bread, granola and marmalade) she prides herself in using as many South West ingredients as possible in her cooking.We are keen that all our guests get a hearty, healthy, tasty and freshly cooked start to the day with our breakfasts. We are proud to say that we source various items that are on our breakfast menu from a number of local producers and suppliers across Devon .

We get all of our breakfast meat, such as sausages, back bacon, black Pudding from Ivan Clarke Butchers at Ilfracombe as well as theDevon Carved Hamand sausage meat for the homemade sausage rolls that you will find on our ploughman’s supper platters and in our picnics , which are also supplied by them too.

Our eggs are organic and free range from Black Dog Eggs at Crediton in Mid Devon, you will find the yolks are bright yellow orange showing the freshness of the eggs which are laid within 48 hours from nest to plate. 

Both the tea we serve at breakfast and that which you will find in your rooms is from Exmoor Tea Company at Dulverton. We stock a range of their teas including various herbal teas  such as Moorish Mint, Groovy Green and Chamomile, that you can request or purchase to take away.

Melanie also tries to support the local shops that supply fresh and organic ingredients and showcase these in her supper platters. She gets a range of organic salad leaves and tries to get a selection of Devon and South West Cheeses from The Moorland Pantry in Lynton , and on occasions when he stocks Devon caught local smoked trout she uses this in her fish platters.

Another local store in Porlock, The Big Cheese also has a fabulous range of South West cheeses and also has a small cafe where you can sit and enjoy a coffee after sampling some of the lovely cheeses.

Pickles and Chutneys we use for our Ploughmans platter and picnics, comefrom Preserved which are bottled in small quantities by alocal producer and can be found for sale at our Lynton Monthly market.

You will find all the homemade bread that we use both at breakfast, in our picnics or for supper is made fromflour from Dunster working Water Mill which you will see at Dunster Castle in Somerset. This incredible wheat flour is stoneground at Dunster Watermill and creates a very wholesome loaf. The mill and watermill are situated by the foot, but within the grounds of Dunster castle and has been in operation since the doomsday book. In 1980 the mill was restored and upgraded and is now grinding flour for locals and visitors to purchase.

You can enjoy many of these products if you order one of our supper platters or picnics during your stay as well as finding them around the town in many of the places to eat and drink.

If you like the odd tipple you will find that Exmoor boasts a number of craft breweries as well as distilleries. You will find the local pubs and restaurants stock both The Exmoor Gin Company( based at Dulverton) products such as Northmoor Gin and Blackmoor Rum.  As well as Wicked Wolf Gin The Spirit of Exmoor which is an award winning premier handcrafted gin made from botanticals distilled on Exmoor and sold locally.

If you prefer a pint then check out the local beers that Nick stocks in our bar: Ruby Sunset - a Red Ale , Dark and Stormy - A Chocolate bitter, Beach Blonde - A Pale Ale and Coast  -a Lager all brewed by the microbrewery Combe Brewing  company based at Ilfracombe.

If you want to find some goodies to take home, then you will find a range of South West spirits and alcohol along with lots of other  tasty treats on sale at A Little Deli in Lynton.