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12 High street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
+44 1353 720727
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Today
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Birthday meal for my vegetarian and gluten free wife

As paid up members of the National Trust we have been to wicken fen many times and always remarked that we should try the pub nearby. I checked the menu and found not only a lot of vegetarian options but they actually had an entire gluten free menu. This is the first time I have come across this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Matt S
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As paid up members of the National Trust we have been to wicken fen many times and always remarked that we should try the pub nearby. I checked the menu and found not only a lot of vegetarian options but they actually had an entire gluten free menu. This is the first time I have come across this and made... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Good food, reasonably priced with attentive service in a nice atmosphere/location. Would definitely go again, and highly reccomend.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

As a family we were there on a Friday at 8pm we were treated like a nuisance our children were colouring in the bar area and we were told to keep it down when they made barely any noise. It's a shame as its local to us and now there has been a poor man attacked numerous of occasions I... More 

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Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this review

I can assure all our customers that we are a very much a child friendly restaurant. We offer a childs menu, toys for the children to play with, activity sheets and crayons. Children are most welcome in our restaurant and we receive many compliments on how child friendly we are. The bar area on a Saturday evening at 8pm is... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I had meal here on two nights. Good service by staff and food was tasty and hot. Friendly atmosphere, although poor selection of real ales!

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Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our food service, I am sorry you found our selection of real ales limited but we do not have the space to add more, as much as we would like to. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Great meal, fantastic staff, pleasant atmosphere. Well worth a visit. This place just keeps getting better and better.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Had another lovely meal at Maids Head last night . The specials menu changes regularly & I have never had a bad meal here. The crumble is tasty with an oaty topping,not at all stodgy. My favourite place to eat at present.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was my second visit to Maids Head and again I was not disappointed. Staff efficient and friend. Excellent choice of menu whether you want just a light bite or a main lunch. We choose from the main lunch menu and found the food beautifully cooked and well presented. There is an open log fire in the restaurant which I... More 

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I visited here with our dog on a mini honeymoon, we were on our way to Wicken Fen nature Reserve and thought it looked picturesque when driving past so decided to stop. We took our dog and sat in the rear garden, we were all made to feel welcome. We shared a starter platter and then I... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I visited here on Bank Holiday Monday. We booked a table, and were glad we did, as the pub was busy. First thing - we were shown a table for 4 when we'd requested one for 6. But that was addressed and resolved quickly. However, after that, we waited quite a long time before being able to order, watching as... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after a walk near wicken fen and had an excellent lunch - one of us was gluten free and we were given a separate menu for this with plenty of choice - food was tasty, service prompt and the atmosphere relaxed - a nice touch was a jug of water brought to the table without needing... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?