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The White Pheasant

21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (19 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The White Pheasant on a recommendation with friends. We arrived early (we had a 6:30 reservation) and were surprised to find it closed! So my first piece of advice is to check opening times! We opted for the 'surprise' seven course tasting menu,...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited for the first time last night. The food is outstanding. I must say the amuse bouche was a welcome suprise and a taste of great food to come. We had beef cheek croquette and crab fishcakes to start followed by the tastiest steak...More

1  Thank Tinasparkles15
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the White Pheasant for the first time with my fiancé last night. On Thurs and Fri they have the 'steak night' which is an absolute steal, and we thought it would be great as a way to try this restaurant. Absolutely brilliant!...More

1  Thank cordeliajackson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled over from Cambridge on a cold wet Valentine’s evening and were really looking forward to the experience, particularly based on the previous reviews on TripAdvisor. I have based my score on the food being 4/5 but the service 3/5. Canapés on arrival was...More

Thank JohnEvans82
WhitePheasant, Manager at The White Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear John Evans82 Thank you for choosing The White Pheasant to celebrate Valentine's day with us and for taking the time to write this review. Firstly I would like to apologise that you didn't completely enjoy your evening with us. As you have read from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks again for a lovely evening, the food was great - loved the new Crab dish and The Lemon desert. Service was friendly, an unhurried - just right for a nice evening with my wife. We are always made to feel really welcome by the...More

Thank pbaxter2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Romantic dinner for 3. Initially i booked the table for 2, as a post valentine treat, 5 course tasting menu. Then my stepson, 15, came to stay for the week so i had to change the booking last minute to 3. This was no trouble....More

Thank suzydd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been spoiled by restaurants such as Le Maison Bleue at Bury St Edmunds where we regularly dine we thought we would try something new. A seven course tasting menu for £65 sounded perfect but the execution was poor, service haphazard and overall we felt...More

Thank James D
WhitePheasant, Manager at The White Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James D, thank you for choosing The White Pheasant to celebrate Valentine’s day and taking the time to write your review. Firstly, I would like to say sorry that you didn’t enjoy your evening with us. As you can see from our many previous...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with great food. Can definitely recommend the Steak Pie. Ordered the honey roast carrots too which were amazing.

Thank SScott0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing atmosphere with a cosy open fire. Super slick service that wasnt rushed. We thoroughly enjoyed a 3 course Sunday roast with thick slices of beef and yorkshire puddings to die for, accompanied by a large wine selection. A warm and friendly front of...More

Thank Kayleigh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here with my husband on Saturday night, we both had the 5 course taster menu with the optional flight of wine. Amazing food. The personal highlights were the celeriac veloute and the lavender panna cotta. I also downloaded the app and found...More

Thank Charlotte A
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Questions & Answers
Denis G
15 November 2017|
Response from WhitePheasant | Property representative |
Hi thanks for contacting us, we are open on Xmas eve from midday until 4pm but not in the evening. Regards Calvin
Sandy T
11 June 2015|
Response from WhitePheasant | Property representative |
Good evening you will find all our current menus at our web site & go to the food section. Regards Ramon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$91
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, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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