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The White Pheasant

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21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my partner here for his birthday, I found the restaurant online as I didn't know the area. We were very pleased with our meal and all the staff were very friendly. We had chateaubriand which was cooked perfectly, we would definitely recommend the scallops and stuffing to start.

Thank Jane_od12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at lunchtime and the service was excellent from the minute we walked through the door. There was a lovely log fire and the menu offered a good choice plus there was a specials board. The food was good and we will definitely go again.

Thank JCH11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to return to the restaurant as we had such a wonderful experience last year. Ate from the steak night menu, and it didn't disappoint. Wonderful food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

1 Thank jaiynne
Isleham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

During October half term I treated my wife to a beautiful lunch at The White Pheasant. Great food, service and welcome and delighted to find that the feel and quality is as good at lunchtime as it is in the evening. Well done guys Mark Goldsack

Ely, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very warm ambiance and polite service. What was lacking was that personal touch, like taking your coat and other general practices. Price was heavy for the size of portions and you can get a better choice for less locally. I would recommend more of a restaurant like manner, to accompany the excellent atmosphere. A careful study of costs would be... More 

Thank Mark F
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We enjoyed the three course set lunch which was perfectly cooked and excellent value on an early winters afternoon sitting alongside a blazing log fire and it was delightful. Just can't understand why the place wasn't heaving. Only one small criticism was that the home made bread wasn't very appealing, too dense! The set price menu although a bit limited... More 

Thank PhilReed186386
Ely, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived a little early so took a drink at the bar, drinks were placed on the bar 4 feet from where we were sitting so had to retrieve, the pumpkin amuse-Bouche was the second most disgusting taste I had ever had inflicted, the raw taste of garlic was far too powerful. My salmon salad starter was good but my... More 

Thank Andrew M
Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Not visited for a while but great to be back. Even better than remembered. Owner is chef - always a great sign - and dishes very well presented and tasty. Polite timely service and no rush to leave after lunch, once you're in you're in. Very enjoyable!

Thank Ely-Macs
Loughton, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had dinner at the white pheasant. It is a lovely, clean pub, and the welcome we received from the front of house was very warm and friendly. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The tuna steak was delicious and presentation was excellent. The only thing I would say is the amuse bouche was the same ingredients as... More 

Thank Blank170968
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived to find a nice log fire burning in the corner to be greeted by both waiting staff. We sat at our table and we were the only people in the restaurant. A second table came in later. We chose a glass of prosecco to start and ordered a crayfish cocktail with grapefruit jelly and gingerbread and their signature... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$79
European, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 720414
STOP PRESS... We are proud to announce we have received 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Having initially trained at the White Pheasant in 2005, Head Chef Calvin Holland went on to cook at some of the UK's finest multi-rosette & Michelin Star restaurants, only to return to the White Pheasant in August this year as Head Chef and Proprietor.With an emphasis on locally sourced produce alongside award winning wines, this family owned restaurant offers everything from light lunches or a traditional Sunday lunch to the finest A La Carte menu. The epitome of country dining, boasting a beautiful open fire and weathered floorboards, the Pheasant is now taking bookings for Christmas parties with a special menu of exquisite dishes designed for the winter months such as braised cheek of Hereford beef or a Ballotine of Gressingham duck. Menu's & wine lists are all available on line.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?