Today Longframlington is going through an interesting time in its history. Where other villages seem to be ‘dying’ with shop closures etc…, Longframlington seems to be going from strength to strength with batches of new houses and villagers coming into the area. The local corner shop which won the Best Rural Retailer Award in 2006 is now under new management after the previous owner retired and the new owner Trudy and her team are carrying on the tradition in maintaining the high standards set in the past. The shop sells a great range of everyday and ‘deli’ goods. Cheeses, lovely soft local buns – you might refer to them as baps or rolls, and a good range of wines and local beers.

A fairly recent addition is the paper shop and next to that The Running Fox who provide beautiful artisan bread and afternoon teas and lunches. You need to have a good appetite or a doggy bag if you visit there!!

Over the road is the Village Inn selling a great selection of beers and lovely food especially on Sunday where they serve a delicious carvery. There is often live music on at weekends. At 9pm on Mondays there is a quiz night where you can test your knowledge against the locals or you may just fancy a game of pool or darts.”

Just a few yards up the road we find R.Green & Son family butcher.

Excellent meats, pies and everything you would need for a barbeque. You will also find the best banter around as the staff are very friendly.

Just next door is The Granby Inn again selling good food and beers.

Both The Village Inn and The Granby Inn have bookable restaurants

Within the village is a children’s play park, football pitch, 5-a-side/tennis court with basketball nets. Although dogs are not allowed on the play and football areas there is a designated dog walking field nearby.

Fancy a haircut? Cuts both Ways next to the corner shop should be able to help.

Finally we have two churches, St Mary the Virgin and Longframlington URC church.

It’s a great place to live and to visit!!