The Longhouse is a 17th-century original Welsh longhouse, and is steeped in history and brimming with original features and quirky characteristics. Owner Andy Aston has created an idyllic dining retreat; a place where you can snuggle up in ancient cosy corners and indulge in fine food and wine, yet still enjoy the vast and beautiful views over Cardiff city from it’s rural position on The Tumble.
Using truly local produce is not just a buzzword for the team at The Longhouse, it’s part of the fabric of the business. Local Welsh suppliers and farmers are painstakingly selected for the quality of the produce and as those who demonstrate as much care and passion as Andy and his team does. What’s more, everything that you see on your plate has been made in-house, right down to the freshly baked focaccia.
It goes without saying then the menus change with the seasons and depending on what the chef’s bring back from the local market. On a winter menu, you might see the likes of wild mushrooms on toast, Welsh rarebit with garlic, poached egg and watercress to start or torched mackerel with pickled kohlrabi, blood orange dressing and wholemeal toast. Mains course might be ballotine of pheasant with black pudding and apple stuffing or Welsh rump of lamb with licorice, sweet potato, Cavolo Nero, juniper and slow-roasted tomatoes. There are also plenty of pub classics, such as sirloin steak, a proper Welsh beef steak burger and beer-battered fish and chips . Keep an eye out for Cellar Club events coming up throughout the year, where you can learn all about (and taste) a selection of fine wine, cider, ale and all manner of tasty tipples