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Our rural arable & beef farm in beautiful Cambridgeshire

Welcome

Our arable and beef farm has been producing the best of British crops and beef for four generations. William Warrener first came to Holly Lodge in 1948 and since then the farm has been run as a family partnership, moving down through 4 generations until most recently William’s Great Grand-daughter Emily joined the business. Holly Lodge Farm is split across four separated areas of land surrounding the main farm just outside Upton, Huntingdon.

Arable

Holly Lodge farm has traditionally grown a rotation of Winter Wheat, Oilseed Rape and Barley. However, recently we have explored different arable rotations including Oats and Beans. We are constantly evaluating our farming practices to keep up to date with our ever-changing industry. The future looks bright with a big focus on how we can farm in a more environmentally friendly way. Farming in an environmentally friendly manner is very important to all of us at Holly Lodge and the farm is already a part of management schemes that incorporate areas for wildlife to thrive. We want to drive our environmental focus forward over the coming years so we can farm at Holly Lodge for another 4 generations! Keep an eye on this page and our blog posts to find out more.

Beef

Geoff (third generation of the Warrener family) has a passion for his cattle and has produced top quality British and Continental breeds at Holly Lodge for over 30 years. Our cattle are fed on homegrown silage, British potatoes, and homegrown milled wheat whilst they are in their cosy yards over winter, and once out to grass in the summer months they graze on ancient pastures. Once fattened Geoff’s cattle are sold to retailers such as Morrison’s and Waitrose. We pride ourselves on producing happy cattle that have a great quality of life and first-class husbandry, as we believe that this provides our customers with the best quality end produce.

Teaaaa and Scones ☕️🍓 Traybake Sunday 🤤 

 Look at that oooooze 😍 Saturdays are for Freshly baked Sausage rolls 🤤🌭 Scrumptious Homemade Lemon Drizzle on our counter top today! 🍋

Limited availability…grab it while it lasts! Chocolatey goodness for a Thursday! 🤤🍰 A big ol’ slab of scrummy rocky road…the perfect Sunday indulgence! 👌🏼 👑❤️

Please note we will be closed Monday 19th September Jammie Dodger ❤️ 

All squished together in a scrumptious blondie 🤤 

Happy Friday friends 🥳 Carrots carrots carrots 🥕 best in cake I say!! 

It’s Thursday and we’re open and ready to see you! 🥳 Coffee & Walnut Cake…ready for the weekend 😍

Perfect for a chat with friends about how incredible Her Majesty The Queen  and all her achievements were 👸👑 💔 ***SAWTRY RUN***

Our cakes and traybakes are available in the CARESCO building 🥳

Head on to see Geoff for a tasty refreshment!! 

#sawtry Cake cake glooorious cake! 

The perfect slice of Victoria Sponge for your weekend! 

Don’t forget this is our last weekend of opening early on a Sunday! 

You can catch us from 9-4 today and 9-4 tomorrow! 🥳🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏼 Happy Hump Day fellow flooooofs! 😍

Who’s excited for the weekend?! Meeeee! 🙋🏻‍♀️ We’re showing the Jammie Dodger Love for Bank Holiday!! 

Don’t forget we are open from 10am-4pm tomorrow for your pit stops! 🚴🏼🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ North Paddock is green again - ish!! 

Some stormy skies last night but still no 🌧☔️ 

Please do take care in South Paddock as we do have cracks in the ground…when will this drought be gone? 🥵 Back in stock!!! 

@judesicecream for the doggos! Perfect to keep cool over the bank holiday weekend! We’re looking out for the rain over here….anyone seen it?! 🙏🏼

Thank god the heat is disappearing though! Back to normal hours and a busy dog field 🙏🏼

We’ve missed seeing you all! 🐶 Ladies and Gentlemen

Fortunately it seems that everyone is being very sensible with the doggos in this heat, however we wanted to just post a little reminder…

Due to the heat we will be denying access to the fields between the hours of 12pm and 5pm over the weekend.

Please if you would like to come early or late over the weekend do get in contact with us to arrange 🙂🐶 Thanks so much for all the tags and posts of all your wonderful doggos in the fields today! 

We lovvveee seeing all the doggos living their best lives! Keep tagging and we will share everything we can! 🥰☀️ Did you know..we now do Bacon butties!! 🥓🥳

Available tomorrow morning from 10am for £4 each!

The perfect pre, mid or post cycle snack! 🚲 Sunday mornings…the best time for a natter with friends! 🐶🐶🐶

@happyhourforhounds Beagling about into the weekend! 🐶🐶 

Thursday is the weekend right?! It’s that time of the week! We had a super busy week last week and we are excited to see lots of you again this weekend! 🥳

This corker of a Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake will be ready and waiting for you! 💛❤️

The weather is looking 👌🏼 for this weekend too! ☀️ 🚨 NEW PIE ALERT 🚨 

It’s Thursday tomorrow, and that means we’re open! 🥳

We’re excited to see you all and show off our tasty new friend Mr Cheese and Onion Pie! 🥧

Of course, he’s sitting alongside his trusty old pals, Pork & Pickle and Chicken & Ham 🥧

Catch him while you can! 👏🏼 #tongueouttuesday 😝

Just a little note to say if you have a reactive doggy or want a very quiet session please book our SOUTH paddock for this week 👍🏼

We have got a summer camp taking place in our training centre and our harvest is in full swing so North paddock is slightly noisier than normal 🙂 

Thank you! 🐶 We hope you’re having a lovely weekend! 

We will be open tomorrow from 9am in order for those keen beans 🚲 to beat the heat for a coffee!

Come say Hi 🙋🏻‍♀️ Ladies and Gentlemen 

🚭 Please may I remind everyone at this incredibly vulnerable stage of harvest that Holly Lodge is a NO SMOKING site 🚭

We are seeing a massive increase in crop fires this year therefore please be responsible and do not smoke near our fields.

Anyone caught smoking on site will be asked to leave immediately

Thank you
Holly Lodge Additions additions! 

There’s now a nice big tunnel for games in our South Paddock! 

Cue picturesss please! 📸

P.s can someone do a dance to the rain gods to save our grass please 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Thank goodness we are the other side of that heatwave! 🥵

We hope everyone stayed safe and kept their doggos cool! 

We are back open as normal from today 7am-7pm 🥳

Let’s pray the weather stays sane for a while 🙏🏼☀️ ***CUSTOMER UPDATE***

Due to the extreme weather warning issued for Monday and Tuesday of next week we have decided to deny access to the fields between the hours of 10am and 6pm. 

Sessions will show available on the website but should anyone book these we will contact you to reorganise.

If you would like to come earlier in the morning or later at night we will be allowing access from 5am and until 10pm in our North Paddock only.

Please text Emily on 07384812208 if you would like to book these hours.

Thanks and stay safe in the heat 🐶☀️ We would like to offer all our customers the opportunity to receive 25p off any hot drink that we serve you if you bring your own reuseable cup in. Hi Everyone! 

With the weather looking pretty hot 🥵 this weekend we will be OPEN from 8.30am on Saturday and Sunday in case you’re planning an early cycle to beat the heat! 

See you Thursday! ☀️ Beautiful North Paddock 🥰☀️ 📣 Customer Notice 📣

It looks to be a glorious week ahead, but not for doggos!! 

Whilst we hugely encourage not to walk your dogs in the midday sun and hot conditions, we are struggling with the amount of last minute cancellations.

Please, please, please give us 24 hours notice to rearrange a session, you can see it is going to be hot for the next 10 days.

I hate to do this but sadly after this weekend any bookings cancelled under 24 hours notice will not be moved or refunded.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the sunshine! ☀️ 🍰☕️WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL☕️🍰 Exciting news … our cafe build has now started in earnest!  you will see a lot going the next time you visit us.  While this is happening there may be a little more noise than usual but we can reassure you there will be no impact on our usual opening hours and service .
We look forward to seeing you .

Team Holly Lodge Cafe. We’ve got you covered….in shade! 

Our outside area now has some shade for resting pooches and hoomans! ⛱

We hope to see lots of you this weekend in the lovely weather! 

☀️ Open 9-4 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday ☀️ The weekend is here 🥳 

The perfect time for a meet up with friends…all shapes and sizes 🥰😍

📸 @happyhourforhounds @dogmanchester The old favourite is back! 

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake 💛❤️ We know it’s been rather hot the last few days…if you take a look at the weather and think it’s too much for your doggos then do let us know and we will move your booking for you…👍🏼☀️ 

A wee reminder though…please give us 24 hours notice 🙏🏼 Salted Caramel Cake…errrmmm YES please! 😍 True summer vibes this evening in North Paddock 🐶

The golden glow is just beautiful 🤩 FUN FUN FUN In the sun!!!
Funfetti Cake available this week ❤️ 📢 @hollylodgecafe needs you! 📢

After the success of our 2021 Christmas Fair we are starting to organise our 2022 Christmas extravaganza! 

If you’re a small, local business that wants to show off their fantastic creations then get in touch! 

Email emily@hollylodge.org for more information!! ***Customer Info***

Please note that this Sunday 12th June @walkieshollylodge and @hollylodgecafe will be ❌CLOSED ❌ to the public due to the @thetourofcambs 

We will be completely closed to the public for the whole day. We will be open as normal Saturday 11th June and from Monday 13th June onwards

Thank you and happy Wednesday!
#happyhumpday🐫 The sunshine is back! ☀️

Thank goodness after the last few days! 

These two pals are happy as Larry in North paddock! 🐶🐶 #bff Are you ready for the summer?! We are!! 🍨🍦🏖

Introducing @judesicecream newest stockist of Dog Ice Cream! 

If you’re stopping in at @hollylodgecafe over the summer be sure to get your pooch a nice treat too! 🐶🍦 We’ve been a little radio silent over here at Holly Lodge as we’ve welcomed a new addition to the family! 

Buuutttt…we’re back! And we’ve not stopped working to make Holly Lodge the best it can be for our lovely customers, we’ve got lots coming your way! 

Over the summer we are going to be expanding, the location for the new paddock is a little further a field than Holly Lodge itself and we hope to bring you the details soon!

We also want to hear what obstacles you’d like us to add to the paddocks? Comment below with suggestions! 

Happy Tuesday 🙂💖 North Paddock with a fresh trim ✂️ 👌🏼 A favourite pic of ours from @happyhourforhounds ! 

We might be biased but borders and spaniels are the best 👀🤭 

What’s your favourite breed? Happy Bank Holiday furrrends 😍

The sun is shining and we can’t wait to see you all! 🐶

📸 @happyhourforhounds On the look out 👀 

#happymonday

What our customers say

Photo of Jane “Janski Jane” Corin Jane “Janski Jane” Corin

Rating: 5 out of 5 3 months ago

“I did not go to the cafe but stopped while on the tour od Cambridge bike ride. Had the best slice of cake it was wonderful, thank you so much. Also great service on Sunday, thank you so very much from a very tired cyclist.”

Photo of Lorna Johnstone Lorna Johnstone

Rating: 5 out of 5 5 months ago

“Looking for a secure, safe place to take your dogs for a good long run, Holly Lodge Farm is the place to go. Make sure you book abit in advance as the slots fill up fast due to popularity. My dogs love it here and we will always come back. Reasonably price too!! def better than other fields half the size with poor ground too that charge more money for multiple dogs”

Photo of tanya jarvis tanya jarvis

Rating: 5 out of 5 11 months ago

“Great place to be able to let your dog off , two big enclosed fields to chose from, clean and well maintained great security, we also have a organised meet here once a month with all the local beagles , I cannot recommend them high enough”

Photo of Diane Bayles Diane Bayles

Rating: 5 out of 5 a year ago

“Perfect place to let the dogs run free. Secure fields, even the most determined dog could not escape. Can't wait to visit again.”

Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 Read all reviews (127)

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