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The White Pheasant

21 Market Street, Fordham | ( Nr Newmarket ), Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
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Ranked #2 of 89 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $77
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the white Pheasant for the first time for Sunday lunch and found it to be every bit as good as it's reviews on TA. The set price of £22.50 is excellent value for money as the food is delicious and service excellent. The little extras such as home baked bread and sweets with coffee were a tasty extra.... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

How anyone can find fault with this great local restaurant is beyond me, my parents have a bed and breakfast and so often on their trip advisor reviews the guests rave about the white pheasant and always want to be booked in for a return visit, I have sent many of my hat shop customers here and it is always... More 

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words & taking the time to post us such a lovely review, your recommendations to your friends family & customers are very much appreciated as is your continued support. We hope to see you again soon, have a fantastic Xmas & A Happy & Prosperous 2015. Gary Holland & The White Pheasnt Team. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Yet another fantastic meal at The White Pheasant. We took our friend for a Christmas present to Fordham and they didn't disappoint. From the starter to the dessert it was delightful, the homemade bread followed by the amuse bouche then the pigeon (so tasty) beef strogonoff and pannacotta,that was just mine my fellow diners were just as enthusiastic about their... More 

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a 'fantastic' review & glad you enjoyed your Xmas treat :) Thank you also for your continued support of our Restaurant. We hope to see you again in the New Year, have a Brilliant Xmas & A Happy & Prosperous 2015. Gary Holland & The White Pheasnt Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic meal and atmosphere in The White Pheasant. 5 courses of perfection! Will be going back again soon and highly recommending to all!

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such an 'Amazing' review of our Restaurant. Glad you enjoyed our seasonal 5 course Taster Menu & we hope to see you again in the New Year, have a fantastic Xmas & a Happy & Prosperous 2015. Gary Holland & The White Pheasnt Team. More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took our parents for a special occasion (they loved it.) Service was really good, We love the new chef's cam! Watching how much effort goes into each plate is amazing and certainly makes you look at your plate differently, 10 out 10 for these guys if you get chance to book you won't be disappointed!

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review & for your continued support of our Restaurant. We hope to see you again in the New Year, have a fantastic Xmas & a Happy & Prosperous 2015. Gary Holland & The White Pheasnt Team. More 

Norfolk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was recommended this place and was not at all happy with the meal. First I ordered crab as a started. It was pricey and consisted of about 10 Grammes of white crab meat and some sort of pink pellet the Waiter insisted was crab. The plate was tiny and extremely poor value. I queried the lack of crab but... More 

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Dear 2Anne It’s taken you 6 months to produce a scathing review of our restaurant, after you had “a terrible upset stomach” you surely would have been in touch with us, environmental health or on trip advisor immediately not waited 6 months. The seared lambs liver is flash fried & served pink, just as it should be, & would never... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We booked this restaurant as we wanted to try other eating places in and around the Village of Isleham. Fordham is just a short drive from Isleham and the main route from Newmarket. Our booking was made for 1 pm but due to our previous arrangement running late we called and asked if we could move it on another half... More 

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, its very much appreciated that you have taken the time to do so & a real boost to us all to hear about your white pheasant 5* experience. I must apologise to those that have also reviewed our restaurant below you that I haven't responded to, it's been a very hectic couple... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Everything was as you would want it: superb FOH reception, nothing too much trouble yet neither did you feel crowded or pestered; each course was briefly and succinctly explained, and there was no blinding with science (or French!); the flavours in every course burst from the plate – plus each course looked amazing when it arrived; and there seemed no... More 

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cambridgeshire
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We recently visited the White Pheasant for Sunday Lunch. It's a lovely little restaurant with a great fireplace, which definitely needed a few more logs on it! It was a miserable day outside, and it felt a bit draughtsy at our table, in fact we were a bit cold throughout our meal. On arrival we were greeted at the door,... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

There's no doubting the popularity of the White Pheasant and on a recent visit on a busy Saturday evening, it's easy to see why. The food was really tasty, lovely presentation. There was a mix up with a steak not cooked to requirements, however this was quickly sorted out. The staff were very welcoming and extremely efficient and professional. We... More 

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Additional Information about The White Pheasant

Address: 21 Market Street, Fordham | ( Nr Newmarket ), Ely CB7 5LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1638 720414
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 77
Cuisine: European, British

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