Balsham village is home to a thriving community and benefits from two pubs, a village hall, a convenience store, pre-school and primary school. Charming thatched cottages, dating back to the 16th Century, mix with period homes from a variety of eras.
There are many local clubs and societies, ranging from bell-ringing to yoga, and many meet at the Village Hall. Here, there is also a popular regular market with local meats, game, baked savouries, crafts, and even fresh produce from the local allotments on offer. The Balsham Feast is a very popular local event and is a biennial summer fair with traditional games, food stalls, dog shows, and live music.
For day-to-day groceries, Balsham Stores and Post Office is well-stocked with all your essentials and nearby Plumbs Dairy offers a free delivery service for milk, groceries and seasonal produce. When it comes to eating out, The Bell provides traditional ‘home-cooked’ pub meals, holds regular quiz nights and events and receives glowing reviews from locals and visitors alike. The Black Bull Pub and Restaurant is a 16th Century Grade II listed building which has been beautifully restored to emphasise its history. Offering four-star rated accommodation, The Black Bull also boasts an AA Rosette menu, has won several awards and features in The Good Pub Guide.
For younger residents, Buttercups Community Pre-school and Meadow Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ by Ofsted, provide quality early years
education and are just moments from Farriers Yard. For older children, Linton Village College, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is just five miles away and accessible via the school bus service, car or bike.
If you are looking for extra-curricular activities, there are many after-school clubs, as well as cubs, scouts and football for all ages. The latter, along with the village cricket teams meet at the recreation ground, with its recently refurbished sports pavilion.