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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, 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
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
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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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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    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
Lovely venue, superb food

I highly recommend this lovely, unusual restaurant. Four of us had the 7-course tasting menu with flight of wine. While not flawless, the food was excellent - imaginative, beautifully presented and quite delicious. A real treat, and we will go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
familygirl74
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Cambridge, UK
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Cambridge, UK
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this lovely, unusual restaurant. Four of us had the 7-course tasting menu with flight of wine. While not flawless, the food was excellent - imaginative, beautifully presented and quite delicious. A real treat, and we will go again.

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Thank familygirl74
Surrey, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Having found this restaurant on TripAdvisor we were lucky enough to secure a table for New Year's Eve dinner, the restaurant served a special tasting menu only and it was fantastic. The food itself was excellent, with all courses very tasty and extremely well presented. The whole team were very friendly and it was a lovely relaxed environment throughout the... More 

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Thank Claire4132
Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Dear Claire4132 thank you for visiting our restaurant on New Years Eve & your lovely comments, the champagne taster menu was a huge succes. We would like to wish you a Happy New Year & we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Regards Ramon & The White Pheasant Team. More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My husband and I visited The White Pheasant for a special Valentines day dinner. We were presented with a glass of champagne each upon arrival and I was given a red rose. We had a taster menu which was just incredible. Some of the food on the menu I would never have tried otherwise, but the combinations were beautiful. The... More 

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

Dear MaxiKen, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review & for celebrating your special occasions with us, we look forward to seeing you on your next anniversary if not before. Regards Gary & The White Pheasant Team More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've just recently been there for a Christmas dinner and wow I was really impressed by the service, the quality of the food and the really nice old fashion atmosphere of this lovely village pub. There are even screens that project images from cameras in the kitchen where you can actually see how the food is prepared. Lovely food, very... More 

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

Dear FabioEverush, thanks for visiting us over the Christmas period & your lovely comments it means a lot to us all. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Ramon & The White Pheasant Team More 

Wickford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I visited whilst staying locally for work this week. The staff were very helpful, the setting pleasant and the food excellent. Would most definitely go again.

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

Dear Joheller, thank you for taking the time to write a review & for visiting our restaurant recently, & we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the area. Regards Ramon & The White Pheasant Team More 

Ely, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at this establishment on a number of occassions. Lunch is often a limited menu but always varied. We particularly like the evening taster menu. Which when accompanied by the wine flight is great value and superbly cooked and presented, The staff are both knowledgeable and friendly.

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

Dear Charley S, may thanks for your continued support of our restaurant & for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Regards Ramon & The White Pheasant Team More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We hadn't eaten here since a change of chef earlier this year but wanting to make the most of a child free weekend we thought we would give the place another try. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Everything about the evening was perfect, the service was attentive but not over the top, the food simply amazing (as well as the... More 

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

Dear Mike W, thank you for your lovely review & fantastic comments it's very much appreciated both for front & back of house. Just to say we haven't had a change of chef Calvin my son is still head of our fantastic team & as he is joint owner with me so he's not going anywhere :) glad you enjoyed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Can not praise the meal or experience more highly. Food was sublime. Service excellent. If I could, I would eat there every day.

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

Dear jaiynne thank you for your lovely review & kind comments we would love for you to dine with us every day, don't forget we close on Mondays though ;) Look forward to seeing you very soon. Regards Ramon & The White Pheasant Team More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The White Pheasant is one of those wonderful surprises you don't expect in a small unsuspecting village. Looks nice and tidy outside. Inside is very cosy. The staff were very attentive and helpful from beginning to end. The food was of exceptional quality .. from taste/flavours right through to presentation. Well done Chef. Good selection of wines too. Wish we... More 

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5 Thank SAMCD444
Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Dear SAMCD444, wow what a fantastic review thank you so much it's very much appreciated, we have a lovely B & B in the village within walking distance called Trinity Hall, they have been highly recommended by our customers & have some fantastic feedback here on tripadvisor, keep an eye on our website for up to date news on forth... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Out for the day we found this restaurant almost by accident and had a Sunday lunch the way it should be cooked and presented. The meat was " melt in the mouth" with all the fresh accompanyments served in sensible quantities and cooked so that they were a pleasure to eat.. As for puddings , it was so hard to... More 

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

Dear LindaJayneEly, thank you for your recent visits to our restaurant & for taking the time to post such a fantastic review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards Ramon & 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 20 - 71
  • Cuisine: British, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings

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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