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The Maid's Head

) #45 of 85 Restaurants in Ely $$ - $$$ , British,
12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
+44 1353 720727
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (2 reviews)
“whitebait” (4 reviews)
“roast dinner” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Staff were extremely accommodating and friendly, food was quick and tasty, just what you want for a lovely evening meal. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on impulse (we were going to The Five Miles from Anywhere Pub at Upware). Even though somebody said they would come back and take our order we eventually went and ordered at the bar. After half an hour we asked if our food...More

Thank PorscheLovers
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Arranged lunch with a couple of friends. The four of us shared a fish platter consisting of 4 x reconstituted prawns, 4 x mini croquettes (more potato than fish) and a small handful of whitebait. The main courses were: calves liver (acceptable); fish and chips...More

1  Thank CambsClive
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went with friends one of whom is glutton intolerant! There was a whole page in the menu dedicated to glutton free meals which meant she didn't have to search through the whole menu to find something she could eat. The service was excellent, the...More

Thank Robert M
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Many thanks for your kind comments, we are now stocking Gluten Free beer as well.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

My husband took me here for Mother's Day. Yes it was busy but we were seated early. We had heard great things about this place and were looking forward to eating here. The gentleman who seated us gave me a pack of love hearts as...More

Thank Servicesnob13
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

I am sorry you did not enjoy your meals with us. On a positive not I am pleased you enjoyed the roast beef. I am surprised that your daughter did not enjoy the gravy as we receive compliments on our gravy on a very regular...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Good food, good beer, idealic location on the village green, they serve big tasty portions and have a pool table - what more could you want?

Thank Lewis_DW1985
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Many thanks for your review and kind words. We are fortunate to be in such a lovely location on the village green. We always have 4 real ales available plus 3 craft ales

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great lunch- chose from the specials menu- we had snapper ; lamb; fish cake- followed by bread and butter pudding All were lovely. The dishes were made fresh so did not arrive all that quickly, but we were very happy to wait by the lovely...More

Thank LMJsmith
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for your review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your meal and our open fire. The fire creates a lovely atmosphere on the colder days.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times and both visits we found the staff very friendly and welcoming. Service was good and food also very good. Sundays are popular and the last time we visited there weren't any tables in the restaurant, so we...More

Thank Holidaylover365
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for your comments, it is very much appreciated. As you say Sundays are very busy and often booked up around the popular times so always best to book in advance. We serve until 6pm so you can normally walk-in after about 3.30pm without...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Maids Head and I would thoroughly recommend it. The service was excellent the quality and presentation of the food was first class. The portion size was spot on and it was great value for money. Look forward to...More

1  Thank gojomojo33
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Many thanks for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your first to the Maids Head. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had heard so much about this pub so thought we would try a Sunday Lunch..Meals came out very quick on a stone cold plate...Burnt roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese...Beef cooked medium was like leather...The meal wasn't hot when it came out you can imagine how...More

2  Thank Christine_B_12186386
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

I am sorry you had a disappointing visit to us for your Sunday lunch. Our Sunday meals are normally very well receive with many customers returning on a regular basis. I am not sure how your meals went out cold and below our normal standard...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hilary P
Is it child friendly
29 December 2016|
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Response from Stuart H | Property representative |
Yes, we are child friendly. We have a Young Guest Menu and supply highchairs if required.
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Cindy S
Is there a pool table?
19 November 2016|
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Response from Stuart H | Property representative |
Yes we have a pool table 50p a go
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Carole G
Does anyone know if dogs are allowed?
28 March 2016|
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Response from Stuart H | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in our Bar Area where you can also enjoy our full menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 720727
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