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The Maid's Head

12 High street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
01353 720727
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Ranked #33 of 89 restaurants in Ely
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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61% Recommend
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English first
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This restaurant served good food but not outstanding. It had recently had a makeover, there is more atmosphere in the lower part with beams etc. The food was nice but I felt aspiring to a standard that was not reached. We were not disappointed but will probably not return. Again a pub that should return to good pub grub.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great little country pub with great character on the outside which is lost a little once you get inside. Average Sunday roast but great prices and a great cheese board! Nice selection of drinks but there was a number of flies about the place which was disappointing and it could of done with some background music. Staff very accommodating and... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fine dining this is not, you could get the same quality at a hungry horse for half the price. I was looking forward to this after seeing the website and the gallery, unfortunately the food does not come out looking like the pictures and the pork tasted like something left over from Sunday dinners. Not pork tenderloin for sure... The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This particular eaterie was highly recommended by a local friend. On arrival of several family members, a party of 6 waited patiently, as later parties to arrive were served and parted company as did an hour plus twenty minutes. When a plea for service was made to management, which went unanswered and unexplained, we paid for our drinks and parted... More

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Birmingham (UK)
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were staying in Wicken and our host suggested we try a restaurant that shall remain anonymous. Well, this involved a drive of about 30 minutes and we then found that the menu was totally unappealing to our palates. So, we drove back and went to the Maid’s Head! OK, it’s called the Maid’s Head in Ely but it’s in... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stopped here on way through and had a lovely sunday lunch. The service was good and quite quick for the food to arrive. I had the roast ham with veggies etc and was great, boyfriend had roast beef which looked nice, if a little fatty. Was nice to sit outside where it was quiet. The place is nice and clean,... More

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have just been for Sunday lunch at the pub for Father's Day. We are not from the area so we used the good pub food guide, which didn't have much of a review (in terms of detail) so followed up with tripadvisor reviews). The first 8 reviews looked great. The pub website looked nice and the location lovely so... More

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It's been almost a year since my first visit, and although I was very much impressed then, my experience today was surpassed. A faultless Sunday roast, with all the trimmings, cooked perfectly and eaten in the sunshine on the green with a delicious pint of Oakham ale. The staff here are very welcoming and friendly, the ale selection small, but... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I only dropped in to pass time, waiting for family members to meet up with, locally, but my bowl of chips was put straight in the fryer, when I said I was pushed for time. There was a lovely atmosphere inside, and 2 clean, well-maintained garden areas outside. My chips were brought to me, despite it being a busy Saturday... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had travelled a long way and stopped, with our dog Lottie, for lunch. We are always happy to take the dog to the garden but this time we did not need to. Our dog was welcome in the bar, with water provided as well as a warm welcome. If you prefer dog free then the restaurant is well laid... More

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