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The Merry Monk

30 West Street, Isleham cb75sb, England
+44 1638 780900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (36 reviews)
“steak” (43 reviews)
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
30 West Street, Isleham cb75sb, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is absolutely great. Friendly, attentive staff, beautiful rustic decor and absolutely fantastic food. Definitely worth visiting. £26 for 3 course Christmas menu.

Thank Owen2012_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Merry Monk had no specials on the evening we visited or salt and pepper on any of the tables. The waitress serving us was lovely but had no idea what the dishes contained. The pub seems to take pride in the fact it caters...More

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Merry Monk serves good enough food to make you happy, but he must be laughing all the way to the bank afterwards. Its a pity that the pricing is just a little too squeezed to extract every last penny (plus a tad more) out...More

1  Thank JustMyInterpretation
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, lovely rustic decor. Enjoyable meal (3course set meal). Never had pate served in a glass before, personally found it tricky to eat, though tasted ok. My beef was rather grisly but tasty. Odd green stuffing ball didn't quite fit in. The star was...More

Thank drnbh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Merry Monk after a gap of nearly a year. The standard was as high as ever. Our son, who having lived in Japan is pretty knowledgeable about sea food, really enthused about the squid starter. The fillet steak was outstanding, grilled...More

Thank Retiree48
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Booked in for a party of 7 ladies and had an amazing time! Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful! We will be back!!

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The food here never disappoints. They also now have an excellent in house ale. My only criticism was being sat at a table right next to the kitchen door.

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Our local as we live in next village Staff very friendly Nice wine and Ale selection Very god food but menu changed a little since our last visit a year ago Could do with wider choice menu Reasonably priced Enjoyable relaxed dinner We ll keep...More

Thank Fahmy F
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Having read reviews I was expecting something special. Very disappointed. One person in the party had pork belly starter which he was so excited about but was not up to standard in his opinion. Two of us had the cheese brûlée starter which was like...More

2  Thank Irene S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Well arrived for evening after previously having few issues here in past, starters and staff very good then took over an hour for mains, most were good but fillet steak was cremated and couldn’t eat it, peppercorn sauce not exactly good either,, shame as nice...More

1  Thank 452IanT
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Ron S
1 July 2015|
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Response from DebsB52 | Reviewed this property |
Firstly do not assume a less than excellent review is a 'hater'! My review was an honest account of my visit... The manager could have responded if he felt anything said was unfair. As a first time diner, who had driven some... More
John L
17 December 2014|
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Response from GuyB698 | Reviewed this property |
I telephoned them on your behalf. They are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. They will be open on the 27th and all over New Year. At the time of calling (18th December at 09.30) they had spaces at both lunch and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 West Street, Isleham cb75sb, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Isleham
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 780900
  • E-mail
Tucked away in the Cambridgeshire fens, The Merry Monk started life as three cottages in the 17th Century and from there became The Red Lion Public House until 1992 when it was renamed The Merry Monk. Roaring log fires for cosiness during the winter months and a garden rounding off a gorgeous country restaurant offer perfection for enjoyment throughout the year.Our focus at the Merry Monk is a casual and inviting atmosphere.
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