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The Merry Monk

30 West Street, Isleham cb75sb, England
+44 1638 780900
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (36 reviews)
“steak” (43 reviews)
“pork belly” (16 reviews)
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 West Street, Isleham cb75sb, England
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1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us and although wed enjoyed our lunch we none soffit us thought it was worth e expenseFood good but not worth the price!

Thank rsp4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food with lovely service, a real superb treat. Three course meal ( one of which was the best my wife has ever eaten) but all together a real food experience. A tad expensive hence only 4 stars, but would definitely visit again....

Thank tazvoll1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming reception and service. A wide selection on the menu and a veritable feast of a meal. Fine ale and wine. A very enjoyable early evening meal.

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Merry Monk is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth looking for. Good food, good service, and a wonderful ambience.

Thank asteinharter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were about visiting my sister and she wanted us to try this restaurant. We didn't make a reservation (which is odd for us) and they were booked all night, even had a large party in the back. But they made room...More

Thank burrowbk
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit having wanting to go here for 6 years after moving to Ely !! Firstly we received some nice warm bread and I knew instantly this place would be good. We had a lovely Sunday lunch, the beef was cooked beautifully...More

Thank loubelouuuu
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Everybody very pleased with their choices for Sunday early evening. Friendly service too. Prices more towards £££ than ££ but delicious food and great variety of choices. One of the best address in the Ely Soham area.

Thank sjamais
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We had been given a tasting menu for two as a gift and it was our first visit to the Merry Monk. The staff were fantastic, all were really knowledgeable about the dishes and were attentive and friendly. The food was brilliant, we had the...More

Thank Charis G
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Ordered medium well done steak came with blood on the plate,pointed this out and was told it's cooked French style, mentioned it when settling the bill abruptly told by what can only be described as a very rude unsimpathetic woman you should have said and...More

2  Thank 706trevorclarke
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Another place I have visited for the very first time this evening. The pub itself is very clean and tidy, the staff are very attentive and pleasent. We had to wait a while for our food, but we were told this is because all meals...More

Thank SimonParton
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16 December 2015|
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Response from petero199 | Reviewed this property |
Its an answer from the word....GROR UP....
Ron S
2 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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