Long Byres, Talkin Head, Self catering holiday cottages in the North Pennines with views to the Lake District Fells


From April to October, at Long Byres, we offer an evening meal service. You will be offered a choice of main courses and puddings changing daily.. All dishes on the menu are freshly cooked using local Cumbrian produce and recipes. The minimum order for each dish is two full portions and children's meals are half price if they choose the same as their parents.

Orders will be delivered to your cottage at about 7pm. Prices for main meals range between £7.00 - £8.00 and for dessert £3.50 - £4.50.

Special Occasions

If you would like to entertain your friends or family or have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate I would be happy to offer a special menu to suit your taste and pocket. Please just ask.

2019 Menu



Geltsdale baked sausages with baked potato (7.00) or Courgette and Gorganzola Frittata  (£7.00)
Sherry trifle (£3.50) or Apple Plum tartin (£3.60)


Roast chicken and roast potatoes (£7.50)
or Roasted cauliflower dhal pilav (£7.00)
Harriet’s damson syllabub (£3.70) or Fruit crumble (£3.50)


Steak in ale pie (£7.60)
or Mushroom risotto (£7.00)
Raspberry Creme Brulee (£3.50) or Dark chocolate torte(£3.80)


Mother's pork and tomato casserole (£7.00)
or Goat's cheese and walnut tart(£7.70)
Rice pudding (£3.50) or Chocolate pear pudding (£3.80)


Salmon in puff pastry (£7.60)
or Tomato, potato and aubergine stew(£7.00)
Chocolate mousse(£4.00) or Mille feuille (£3.50)


Spiced lamb meatballs with couscous (£7.80)
or Macaroni cheese (£7.00)
Steamed syrup sponge (£3.50) or Bakewell tart (£3.50)


Farmhouse chicken pie (£7.40)
or Spinach roulade (£7.80)
Strawberry pavlova (£3.50) or Harriet’s fruit cream (£3.50)

Vegetables of the day are also included. Puddings are accompanied by cream where appropriate.