Fresh, Local and Affordable Meat & Eggs
Thompson's Farm Butchers - a few minutes walk from the Lodge
Fenrose Farm, 1 Fen Bank, Isleham, CB7 5SL - Tel: 01638 780 431
Also at the priory garage on Saturday mornings
Thompson's Farm Shop (at Fenrose Farm) is a very short walk from your Lodge (couple minutes). Thompson's Farm run a 5-Star hygiene rated butchers shop on the farm. They only sell their own produce: Pork, Bacon, Ham, Free Range Chicken and Eggs & 21 day hung Hereford Beef. They also make their own sausages and chipolatas, which are a wonderful addition to their eggs and bacon for breakfast.
Fruit & Veg - Isleham & Surrounding Area
Isleham Village has two large allotments. From Spring to late Autumn/Early Winter you'll see road-side stalls selling all manner of veg and fruit (when in season).
Location of Local Veg Stalls; Seasonal
Location 1. There are two stalls located opposite the allotments at the end of Waterside as you head from the village to the Marina.
Location 2. There is often a stall in the Marina just outside the clubhouse which you can find if you turn left as you enter the Marina and follow the road to the car-park. The Clubhouse is a large brown wooden out-building where residents socialise throught the year.
Great Free-House Pubs & Restaurants
The Griffin is a warm pub boasting a wide choice of ales, larges, stouts and ciders on tap as well as the wines and spirits. The griffin also serves hot drinks (cappuccino, latte, tea etc).
Good Pub Food is served daily from 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm with a traditional roast served on Sundays.
The griffin has a beer garden with a children's play area and well behaved dogs are welcome at the pub. There is ample parking in the rear of the pub. The Griffin has a darts board and pool table and all major sporting events are shown on the large flat-screen television.
The Griffin hosts bands every Saturday and a popular jam session on Thursdays. Please see the information board in the Lodge for current bands at the Griffin.
The Rising Sun free house is an active pub that boasts an extensive drinks menu and serves good hearty pub food.
The Rising Sun in Isleham is an active sports pub with all the Sky Sports channels and three different televisions ensuring there is no cross-over when major sporting events are on.
Not only is the Rising Sun a great place to watch sport, you can also play darts on their competition level board or enjoy a game of pool in the front bar. The Rising Sun has a jukebox with a good mix of old and new.
The Rising Sun hosts bands on a regular basis. Please see the information board in the Lodge for current bands at the Rising Sun.
The Merry Monk is a genuine treat for the area. Great food, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere with a menu to make your mouth water.
Adrian, the owner and head chef, serves the highest quality British cuisine with a twist.
The menu changes all the time, making the most of Fresh, local & importantly; seasonal produce. There is always something new and exciting to try at the Merry Monk. So no matter how many times you visit you'll always be surprised.
Pricewise, the Merry Monk offers top-end cuisine at realistic prices. They do offer an early-bird menu and often have special taster-menu offers on.