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The White Pheasant

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21 Market Street, Fordham | ( Nr Newmarket ), Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: STOP PRESS... We are proud to announce we have received 2 AA rosettes for...
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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Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb!

My partner and I ate here on Valentines Day and it was a gastronomic delight. Probably one of, if not THE, best meal I have ever had and I would totally recommend it for the ambience, friendly welcome, equisite food and overall dining experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Chairofbowlies68
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and I ate here on Valentines Day and it was a gastronomic delight. Probably one of, if not THE, best meal I have ever had and I would totally recommend it for the ambience, friendly welcome, equisite food and overall dining experience.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was my second visit to the White Pheasant. The first, about 5 years ago, wasn't a huge success. The pub was cold and hushed. The food was trying too hard. Times have changed. The service was lovely. Front of house have found a happy medium between relaxed, friendly, and in control. The decor's warm and cheery. It was easy... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There were ten of us for Sunday lunch including one adult in a wheelchair and a 2 year old in a high chair.Age of party ranged down from 85 through 50's and 20 year olds. All of us were very delighted with the arrangements made for us and the service we received . There was plenty of choice on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food in this restaurant is excellent. Unfortunately, the service undermines the quality of the food. Despite the best efforts of the staff, they lack professional training. Furthermore, I was rather shocked when the head waiter (who sounded French possibly?), pointed to his temples and wagged his finger to gesticulate that the rest of the staff are idiots. Simultaneous to... More 

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

Dear Elisabeth, thank you for visiting our restaurant & your kind comments regarding the quality of our food. We all sincerely apologise for the mix up with your dinner, it was our first night where we had introduced some new tables in to the restaurant & was an error in the table plan which caused the mix up with your... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We booked online, I was contacted quickly and offered a time for Sunday lunch. Restaurant is very clean, felt homely and staff very friendly. Starters tasted fresh and the beef roast was complemented by a tasty gravy. I chose the steak and it was cooked well. Sticky toffee dessert was nice to finish the meal. If I had one gripe,... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Delicious and tasty cuisine with a lovely atmosphere. Small portion sizes yet expected for an a la carte menu. Cost including tip came to £40 each without any alcohol, this was a starter a main and a shared dessert only. Service was average but expected for a Saturday night. Overall a fine dining experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just amazing, the food is out of this world, the staff make you feel special but in a comfortable way and nothing is to much trouble. There is even a live stream of the pass to watch your good being plated up.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This restaurant is just a little jem just to the south of Ely Camb's. The welcome was warm and our party of six were led to our table straight away. Drinks were ordered and the Sunday menu's were handed out together with an explanation of the dishes that were added too . Orders taken we all sat back any enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you like excellent food, excellent service and excellent value for money then you would be silly not to try this place. Been here a couple of times now and cannot fault anything about the place. Such good value for outstanding quality food. If you're looking to impress without a pretentious setting this should be your first port of call.

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Cambridge England
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went here on a Travelzoo deal of £49 for 5 course taster menu for two people. This was an epicurean delight, with wonderful unusual combinations of flavours and textures. Horseradish icecream was one of our favourites. The full price of £79 might have been a bit high, but considering the work that must have gone into each dish still not... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant & taking the time to write us a review & glad you enjoyed your dinner, thank you also for your constructive criticism, & hope we have explained & resolved the issues you raised privately. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Regards Gary, Calvin & The White Pheasant Team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Market Street, Fordham | ( Nr Newmarket ), Ely CB7 5LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 720414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 73
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?