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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 - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Sunday lunch

Another visit from Essex to this gem in the Fens , As always Fantastic food ,Fantastic Service , Fantastic wine , this place never disappoints we had a small family get together for our anniversary and the team at the white Pheasant made it an enjoyable one as always thanks guys and girls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
kevinwhit1966
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Another visit from Essex to this gem in the Fens , As always Fantastic food ,Fantastic Service , Fantastic wine , this place never disappoints we had a small family get together for our anniversary and the team at the white Pheasant made it an enjoyable one as always thanks guys and girls 👍👍😃

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was our second visit having previously had a Travel Zoo Taster Menu for 4 which was so good we couldn't wait to come back to try the regular menu. Once again the welcome was lovely, service great and food delicious. We will most certainly be back for more.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The restaurant has a very sophisticated menu, with good choice. Dishes presented beautifully, and tasted equally as good. Lovely little place and definitely worth the visit.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We love this quaint little Teahouse! It makes us feel very warm and welcome. The salmon dishes are to die for, with all the wonderful tease that they offer.

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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited the White Pheasant for our 5th Wedding Anniversary, I have been before with friends which was amazing, but this time with my husband was even better. We had the Tasting Menu, and every course was amazing from the pulled pork shoulder and Rhubarb & Pistachio Artic Roll (my Favourites) to the Lamb Rump & Shank main course (which... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a find. We had the taster menu - 5 excellent courses for £49 a couple as part of a travelzoo deal (normal price £79). Would have been happy to pay the full price as the food and service was fantastic. The raspberry mouse and sorbet was one of the best desserts I've ever had !! The chef came and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fabulous service with an exceptional menu. great one to one service and a specials bar to make you drool

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From the moment we walked through the door we received brilliant attention and service from the staff. Unexpected bread and gaspatchio were a lovely surprise,a good choice of all 3courses which were served at a good pace without being rushed and no unnecessary wait. All 3 courses were stunningly presented with fantastic flavour, a special mention of the lambi ordered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stopped at the White Pheasant on our way from Stanstead Airport to Norfoik after searching Tripadvisor. The chef apparently used to work at a Michelin Star restaurant and it shows. This is a refurbished pub but done in a very nice way, still welcoming and with great food. We chose the special lunchtime menu (2 or 3 courses 19.95... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant favourably before but as a fine dinning experience, the menu changes with the seasons. I am glad to say that the white pheasant remains a wonderful eating experience. We also had the wines with each course of the 5 course starter menu. It was a super evening with good service in a country pub atmosphere.

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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 22 - 76
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub

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 - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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