An intricately carved Indian screen covers one wall.A cast iron spiral staircase takes you to the minstrel’s gallery bedroom
The Oriental Brewhouse
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

A Grade 11 listed Elizabethan Lincolnshire Longhouse next to the imposing stone Georgian Priory House, noted by TV appearances featuring its unusual interior.

Huge chestnut, oak and beech trees welcome you through the leafy wooded drive. Formerly a provider of ales to Priory House and its servants it is now a romantic hideaway with a touch of baronial splendour and oodles of exotica. Relax in the foliage filled conservatory. The spacious oak beamed lounge combines the comfort of the cosy sofas with antique furniture and ethnic art. Curl up in front of the fire and the 42” plasma TV. A traditional Persian carpet softens the medieval style terracotta floor. A pretty little French chandelier illuminates the dining table and leopard skin curtains from the famous Biba's in the 1970's provide a feeing of warmth and privacy.

The Inglenook fireplace features a log burning stove. We provide a big basket of logs for your first night and you can purchase more if neccessary.
An intricately carved Indian screen covers one wall, installed by the explorer and mystic Sir Francis Younghusband who brought it back from Karachi after he led the British Army into Lassa, Tibet in 1904. A cast iron spiral staircase takes you to the minstrel's gallery bedroom and a secret door in the screen leads to the kitchen and shower room.
The Indian theme is continued in the designer built kitchen, incorporating an Edwardian brown glazed sink and a brand new Rangemaster cooker with ceramic hob. You will find everything you need for grand cooking including some basic provisions and condiments in the store cupboard.

The shower room features a separate WC and the original decorated Victorian hand basin.

We are pet friendly with a small charge and can also put extra beds in the lounge for children.

Host a "house party" for family and friends by combining it with the two lovely guest rooms in the adjoining Priory House.


You have your own private entrance through your conservatory, filled with foliage, settee and bistro chairs for your morning coffee. Outside the front you have secure parking and garden furniture. There is also access to the walled garden and we can give you a guided tour of the fascinating interior of Priory House which is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.

As we live next door in Priory House we are on hand to help in any way and here to welcome you when you arrive. We like to get an email or phone call from you so that we have an estimated time of arrival and can discuss any special requests you may have. You can ring us on (phone number hidden) or simply knock on our front door if you need us during your stay. We can also give you more information on local shops, restaurants and pubs.
But we know that privacy is the key to enjoying your holiday. It is your own special place!

Priory House and the Oriental Brewhouse sit in their own private grounds of one and a half acres. Situated in a quiet part of Long Bennington village near the church we are a short walk or drive to our village shops and three pub/restuarants. There is also a coffee shop and a fish and chip shop as well as a post office/general store and family butchers/grocery shop and a newsagents. If you want a special meal we can recommend The Reindeer Inn. Booking is advised especially at weekends which we will do for you if you want.
Newark historic market town is only 6 miles north on the A1 and full of independant shops, coffee shops and restaurants. We love the market square with it's Town Hall and old buildings and there is a market every day except Tuesday and Sunday, a flea market on Mondays and Thursdays.
Newark is renowned for it's antique shops.
Grantham is the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher and has a market on Saturdays. Both towns have many supermarkets.
If you like walking or cycling we are on the Viking Way and have many public footpaths across country fields in the village.

There is plenty of parking space in the in/out gated drive. The village is in between Newark and Grantham on the A1. There are railway stations at Newark and Grantham too, from London Kings Cross, with taxies available.
There is a bus service to both towns conveniently along Church Street outside the house, timetable available.
The nearest airport is East Midlands 35 miles away, where you can hire a car.

Your hosts, Roger and Carole, are both artists in fashion and sculpture. So don't expect a minimalist interior here! We are obsessed with collections and decoration. You will find African carved furniture, an Indian dowry chest brought back by us from Rajastan, Chinese coffee table and Spanish red and gold chairs, all mixed up with comfy feather sofas and ornamental cushions. But somehow it all goes together.
As one of our comments in the visitor's book for Priory House B&B says "A visual feast! Beautiful, eclectic, slightly mad but great fun and a wonderfully interesting place to stay"


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Weekend Price £125 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We are pet friendly with an additional charge upon arrival of £5 per day per dog.
It is non smoking but you can smoke outside. We would appreciate our guests to leave the cottage as they found it with washing up done and put away. You do not need to strip the bed. Please leave cash for extra logs before you leave.


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Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Jo User Profile
September 2017
We had a very pleasant, peaceful stay at the Brewhouse. A beautiful building, made very homely and comfortable by the hosts Carole and Roger. We and our two dogs were made very welcome and it was the perfect place to stay whilst working in the area.

Guerman User Profile
August 2017
The Oriental Brewhouse is simply stunning! Beautiful decor, comfortable lodgings and fantastic hosts. Highly, highly recommended.

Hazel User Profile
January 2017
Thanks for a wonderful stay, the Oriental Brew House offered much needed relaxation in front of a roaring fire and in beautiful surroundings. Everywhere you looked there was another treasure to catch your eye! We loved it.

Laura User Profile
December 2016
This place is magical! If you carve the simplicity of a roaring fire and unique, historic surroundings you won't get much better than this. Carole was a great host, we would definitely come back.

Tanya User Profile
August 2016
Carole and Roger made us feel very welcome. The Oriental Brewhouse is an amazing, totally unique place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Waking up in the Brewhouse with sun streaming in, with the beautiful oak beams was fabulous. We enjoyed sitting in the Conservatory and outside too. thanks for a lovely holiday.

Louise User Profile
January 2016
We had an incredible time at the Oriental Brewhouse. Carole was so helpful from beginning to end and extremely welcoming when we arrived. The decor is just breathtaking, neither of us had ever seen a place like it; it felt like something out of a film. My boyfriend proposed on NYE which made it extra special and we are hoping to go back again. Have told all our friends about it. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for having us ☺️

Sophie User Profile
December 2014
What a trip! This was a wonderful place to stay for a very memorable weekend. Not only is the place beautifully decorated and spacious but the building itself is an incredible historic site. Was a treat and unlike anywhere we've ever stayed.
Carole User Profile
Response from Carole:
Thank you so much for the lovely comments Sophie
December 2014

Joined in May 2014
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