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The Maid's Head

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
+44 1353 720727
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pre-booked group of about 16 people with meals being ordered on the day. Once we were all seated, we ordered our meals which arrived, with shouts of, who ordered ?????, the staff checked at regular intervals to make sure we had drinks & the food was up to standard. We were not the only group booked in... More 

Thank MickTw
Stuart H, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review. It is always difficult when we have a large group in and they wish to pay individually for their own meals, we should have checked with you before so apologies if it slowed down the payment process. Look forward to seeing you again More 

Qawra, Malta
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Visited my local Pub the Miads Head on Sunday for Sunday Lunch Service was friendly and efficient - Roast Beef Meal was great with generous portion of beef - Yorkshire Pudding and selection of Freshly cooked vegetables Will be visiting again soon

Thank Dragonssmith
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Called in half way through a walk on a gorgeous autumnal day. Visited before and get more disappointed every time we visit. Very friendly welcome and extremely impressed by the request for a jug of water to be brought to our table straight away as the waitress could see that we were hot. Thank you. My husbands Hunters chicken arrived... More 

3 Thank M0ses666
United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I read the quite mixed reviews of The Maid's Head with some surprise after eating there. It's in a very picturesque setting in Wicken, and there is plenty of parking. We were welcomed in a very friendly manner and shown to our table by our excellent waitress (red hair in a well cut bob, sorry I didn't ask your name,... More 

Thank madamealfredcarriere
Ely, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Had heard good things about this pub and restaurant, the website and menu was inviting. Beautiful thatched building with cosy interior. Unfortunately our visit was disappointing. The waitress was very Dry and so was my husband's meal! Simple, ok starter followed by a less than attractive plate of food. Won't rush back😔

2 Thank hayley_butteriss
Bonsall, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. Food was very tasty and service impeccable. Good pint of Doom Bar. Interior was very welcoming.

Thank Mark H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I use the Maids Head whenever I can. I run a walking group and go there twice a year with them. I also go for birthdays, wedding anniversaries and any other time I can. It is only 45 minutes from my home.

Thank nicholaswalks
Wicken, Cambridgeshire
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Visited here for meal, starters were really good but unfortunately the mains let the meal down. My wife had sausages which had skins so rubbery they were really hard to cut, let alone chew and my burger was so full of herbs it had no other taste. Shame really - there are times the place does really good food, unfortunately... More 

2 Thank Pete H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Delicious food and excellent service. I cannot commend highly enough the courtesy and thoughtfulness of the staff who looked after our disabled guest.

Thank Fenlander2012
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Visited the Maids Head to meet an old family friend, initial impression were excellent until my food came out!!! I ordered a mixed grill that was supposed to have Steak, chicken Breast, sausage, gammon and the accompaniment My partner ordered the gammon what came out was a disappointment to say the least!!! My plate had HALF!! an undercooked chicken breast... More 

2 Thank Hmcneil88
gillian2103, Owner at The Maid's Head, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with your food. I wish you had told me before I cleared your table that you were not happy with your food then I could have done something to correct it. We always try to please our customers with our food and are not happy on the odd occasion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 720727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?