Longborough is a beautiful village of Cotswold stone cottages, set away from busy roads on a hill slope, which looks east over the lovely Evenlode Valley. The village is two miles north of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, three miles south-west of Moreton-in-Marsh, and sits on the Heart of England Way.
The village is best known for the Longborough Festival Opera, which presents a season of high quality opera each June and July. The intimate auditorium seats just under 500, with an orchestra pit for up to 70 players, and some of the most glorious views in England. The village is also home to St James' Church, a beautiful Grade I listed building, which dates back to the 12th century.
Food & Drink
For a small village, Longborough is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk away:
- Coach and Horses Inn (www.coachnhorseslongborough.co.uk): This compact and cosy old coaching inn offers a traditional Cotswold village welcome, offering fine home cooked food and traditional Sunday lunches, unique award winning Donnington ales, Stowford Press cider and cool draught Guinness. The view from the front beer garden will transport you back a hundred years – the village cross, cottages and Church look like something out of a period film drama. Well behaved dogs are welcome!
- Longborough Village Shop & Café (www.longborough.net): Delicious freshly made locally supplied coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cakes. Homemade soups and made to order sandwiches and baps all available to eat in or take out. Meet, have breakfast, have afternoon tea, buy some paintings, gossip, buy that special gift and watch the world go by!
- The Cotswold Food Store & Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.com): The Cotswold Food Store & Café is at the very heart of local food in the North Cotswolds. Through a passion for good food and knowing where it comes from, it has established a top class selection of local food and drink. The café is a great place to sample the shop's products and all food is seasonal, using fresh, local produce. With a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere it is the perfect place to meet friends and enjoy home-cooked delicious fayre, morning coffee, light lunches, homemade cakes and Cotswold Cream Teas.