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Peacocks Tearoom

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65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
+44 1353 661100
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Quick Bites, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We offer cream teas, hot dishes, salads and sandwiches all day, and all...
We offer cream teas, hot dishes, salads and sandwiches all day, and all freshly prepared to order. It's not 'fast food' and sometimes, especially busy days in the summer, there may be a bit of a wait for the food. It could probably be done quicker, and cheaper, but it wouldn't be as good. Our tea-list is certainly unique - nowhere else in the world are you offered teas from every continent. We're proud that the much-missed Tea Guild, in their final annual awards in April 2013, again gave us an Award of Excellence - the eighth year running, counting the time they declared us the best tea-place in the country. The Times newspaper has listed us in their top 5 places to have tea, and Country Living magazine named us their favourite tearoom. Most recently, in 2015, BBC Good Food magazine listed us among their 10 favourite tea-rooms, so we have a lot to live up to. We keep looking for ways to improve. If you have never been, let's hope you have the opportunity soon. We look forward to seeing old and new friends. Open Wednesday to Sunday, and Tuesdays in the summer, and Bank Holidays.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a Gem

We had an amazing Afternoon tea in this little gem which was recommended to us by The School House B & B in Welney. Food was fabulous and an array of teas was jaw dropping!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Judith B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing Afternoon tea in this little gem which was recommended to us by The School House B & B in Welney. Food was fabulous and an array of teas was jaw dropping!

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Ely, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like teas this is the place for you, white, green, black with so many varieties of each. Once you've been there more than once do you opt for the one you had last time or do you try something new? A difficult dilemma! Cakes and snacks are good too. Only grumble , you may have to queue for... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We take our two border collies to the Ely agility dog show every year (just up the road at Littleport) and stay in Ely rather than camping on site. For an afternoon snack, a taste of the good old English, and the quaintest surroundings, I can thoroughly recommend Peacocks. Take your time reading the menu - especially the small print... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We're local to Ely, and we always take friends to Peacock's when they visit us. You simply have to go! The staff are always friendly and helpful, and recognise their repeat customers. The carrot and coconut soup I had was incredible! The room straight ahead as you go into the front door is the most quaint and quintessentially English. The... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

huge range of teas & coffee that you probably won't find anywhere else. Home made jams & preserves can make choices hard to decide on but setting & quality can't be questioned

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sUFFOLK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food excellent, service a bit slow. BUT BEWARE if you sit outside you and your food, will be covered with wasps

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had lunch at Peacocks and found it an excellent experience. The tearoom is actually three small tearooms each well decorated, and with an air of sophistication. The service was excellent, and the owner/manager(?) was really helpful in checking allergy concerns and going the step beyond in accommodating our needs. We had an outstanding hot chocolate and an assum tea.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited here for a cup of tea and a scone one morning and found an excellent choice to choose from! The scones with cream and jam were beautiful! Really enjoyed this quaint little spot, hopefully we will get the chance to visit again when we are next in Ely!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited this place on Saturday, as I fancied something sweet! The queue wasn't too big so managed to get a table for two within 5 minutes. The garden on front was very pretty consisting of beautiful flowers. Inside was cosy, and considering it was probably one of the hottest days of the year, it was nice and cool indoors. We... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Whilst on a weekend trip to visit friends we had a little trip out to Ely for the day. All i can say is Peacocks Tearoom was quite a find! It's set back from the roadside about a 5 minute walk from the centre of Ely opposite the canal. Upon approach we were greeted by a lovely gentleman who showed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 661100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

We offer cream teas, hot dishes, salads and sandwiches all day, and all freshly prepared to order. It's not 'fast food' and sometimes, especially busy days in the summer, there may be a bit of a wait for the food. It could probably be done quicker, and cheaper, but it wouldn't be as good. Our tea-list is certainly unique - nowhere else in the world are you offered teas from every continent. We're proud that the much-missed Tea Guild, in their final annual awards in April 2013, again gave us an Award of Excellence - the eighth year running, counting the time they declared us the best tea-place in the country. The Times newspaper has listed us in their top 5 places to have tea, and Country Living magazine named us their favourite tearoom. Most recently, in 2015, BBC Good Food magazine listed us among their 10 favourite tea-rooms, so we have a lot to live up to. We keep looking for ways to improve. If you have never been, let's hope you have the opportunity soon. We look forward to seeing old and new friends. Open Wednesday to Sunday, and Tuesdays in the summer, and Bank Holidays.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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