The Sycamore Tree

Licensed Café and B&B
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About Us

The Sycamore Tree is a family run café and B&B in Longtown, on the A7 Edinburgh Road north of Carlisle, home to the biggest sheep market in England and just four miles from Gretna Green. It’s open every day from 8am to 5pm (4pm Sundays) and has special Steak Nights on a Tuesday and Friday from 6pm until last orders at 8pm.

Chef patron John has been at the helm here for 14 years and the café menu offers a wide choice ranging from light bites to tasty home-made meals. There is also a special coeliac menu catering with a good selection of gluten-free dishes, including desserts.

Keep an eye out for the Daily Specials and if you’re planning a visit for their very popular Sunday Lunch, be sure to book in advance. The Sycamore Tree is fully licensed, has a take out service (no delivery) and can also accommodate private parties. There are two ensuite rooms for bed & breakfast stays – the King Room and the Queen Room.

Private Parties

Any evening or daytime.
Capacity 30 guests, a special menu or steak night menu is available. We are licenced.

Outside Catering

At any venue you choose.
Anniversaries, Christenings, Birthday parties. Funerals.

Specials

WEDNESDAY SPECIAL 12.00 noon 3.00pm Main Meal, Dessert and Tea or Coffee. £6.00

Take away

Available throughout the week, this includes Sundays for Sunday lunch. Take away menu available, sorry we don’t deliver.

About Us

The Sycamore Tree is a family run café and B&B in Longtown, on the A7 Edinburgh Road north of Carlisle, home to the biggest sheep market in England and just four miles from Gretna Green. It’s open every day from 8am to 5pm (4pm Sundays) and has special Steak Nights on a Tuesday and Friday from 6pm until last orders at 8pm.

Chef patron John has been at the helm here for 14 years and the café menu offers a wide choice ranging from light bites to tasty home-made meals. There is also a special coeliac menu catering with a good selection of gluten-free dishes, including desserts.

Keep an eye out for the Daily Specials and if you’re planning a visit for their very popular Sunday Lunch, be sure to book in advance. The Sycamore Tree is fully licensed, has a take out service (no delivery) and can also accommodate private parties. There are two ensuite rooms for bed & breakfast stays – the King Room and the Queen Room.

Private Parties

.Any evening or daytime.
Capacity 30 guests, a special menu or steak night menu is available. We are licenced

Outside Catering

At any venue you choose.
Catering for Weddings. Anniversaries, Christenings, Birthday parties. Funerals.

Specials

WEDNESDAY SPECIAL 12.00 noon 3.00pm Main Meal, Dessert and Tea or Coffee. £6.00

Take Away

Available throughout the week, this includes Sundays for Sunday lunch. Take away menu available, sorry we don’t deliver.

Why Choose Us

TripAdvisor

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

AA Accomodation

4 star rated by the AA

AA Dinner Award

2017, 2018 & 2019

Booking.com

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Trivago

2015, 2016 & 2017

RATED EXCELLENT

Reservations

B & B Booking

With two recently re-furbished en-suite guest rooms, we offer a superb level of quality.

We are situated on the main road which runs through the centre of Longtown. The sycamore tree is well located for touring, sightseeing or for just having a break.

Our newly refurbished en-suite guest rooms offer a superb level of quality, comfort and luxury.

This family-run Café and Bed & Breakfast offers all guests a warm welcome and a comfortable stop. Whether you’re staying with us or you have just popped in for a cup of tea you are assured of the very best service at all times.

Our café offers a wide range of menu choices from tasty light bites to home-made meals. Evening meals are available to B&B guests between 5pm and 6pm by prior arrangement.
We also have a menu for coeliac.
The sycamore tree is located just 4 miles from the world famous Blacksmiths shop at Gretna Green,
the location to thousands of runaway marriages over the centuries.
Many couples still see Gretna Green as a romantic wedding venue and often choose a nearby location for their honeymoon.

The Sycamore Tree offers affordable luxury for newlyweds or their friends and relatives. It is also a perfect location for anyone celebrating a wedding anniversary or perhaps a birthday treat.

Information folders are provided in each room as well as supplying guests with important local information.

We cater for coeliacs

The stairway to the Bedrooms is wide with shallow steps. There is a resting place half way for those who require this

We are willing to show you our rooms so long as they are not occupied at that time.

The Border Queen Room

Traditional Luxury

Sleeps two

  • Kingsize four-poster bed, En-suite bathroom with an over bath shower.

  • Luxury bath towels, hospitality tray, Complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, remote controlled fan, 32″ LCD Colour TV, iron & ironing board.

  • Dressing Gowns & Slippers are available in each room.

The Border King Room

Contemporary Luxury

Sleeps 1 – 2 or 3

  • Comfortable Twin beds come Superking, En~suite bathroom with free standing shower cubicle.

  • Luxury bath towels, Hospitality tray, Complimentary toiletries, Hairdryer, Remote controlled Fan, Widescreen Colour TV, Iron & Ironing board.

  • Dressing Gowns & Slippers are available in each room.

The Border Queen Room

Traditional Luxury

Sleeps two

  • Kingsize four-poster bed, En-suite bathroom with an over bath shower.

  • Luxury bath towels, hospitality tray, Complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, remote controlled fan, 32″ LCD Colour TV, iron & ironing board.

  • Dressing Gowns & Slippers are available in each room.

The Border King Room

Contemporary Luxury

Sleeps 1 – 2 or 3

  • Comfortable Twin beds come Superking, En~suite bathroom with free standing shower cubicle.

  • Luxury bath towels, Hospitality tray, Complimentary toiletries, Hairdryer, Remote controlled Fan, Widescreen Colour TV, Iron & Ironing board.

  • Dressing Gowns & Slippers are available in each room.

Testimonials

Superb

Fantastic value! Stopped for one night after a shopping trip to Gretna Gateway and couldn’t fault this little B & B! Highly recommend this place for value comfort and service. Attention to detail was fab with complimentary toiletries, robes slippers and tea and coffee facilities. Fantastic breakfast selection too, nothing was any trouble, a real jewel and would definitely stay again if down this way! Thank you!

mags1888

A good pit stop

We were looking for somewhere to stop for coffee/tea and cakes on our way home to Edinburgh, having decided to take the ‘Tourist Route’, ie the A7. The Sycamore Tree caught our eye. Coffee came in its own pot, tea in a proper tea pot, cake portions were on the generous side. A very pleasant experience. Please note that the cafe is right in the middle of Longtown and not in Carlisle, despite not coming up in the Trip Advisor search for Longtown.

nothing was any trouble, a real jewel and would definitely stay again if down this way! Thank you!

Walking_Scot

Sycamore Tree Cafe, Longtown

We stayed in one of the two rooms above and had the breakfast as well as an evening meal.
As usual John made us feel like family coming ’round for tea rather than paying guests.
The standard of food is excellent and the portions generous – you will not go hungry.
Mostly Gluten Free too – handy to know for some.
I would not hesitate for one second to highly recommend The Sycamore Tree Cafe.

fuzzyid

Contact Us

The Sycamore Tree,  40/42 Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5UD

On the A7 Edinburgh Road near Gretna Green.

Tel: 01228 791919

Email:
info@thesycamoretreelongtown.co.uk

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Opening Times

OPENING TIMES CAFÉ

Monday ~ Saturday 8.00 am/ 5.00 pm

Sunday 8.00am / 4.00pm

COELIAC MENU AVAILABLE

WEDNESDAY SPECIAL

12.00PM / 3.00PM

TUESDAY & FRIDAY EVENINGS

NEW MENUS & DEALS

Tuesday evening 6.00pm ~ 8.30pm

Friday evening 6.00pm ~ 8.30pm