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Peacocks Tearoom

#1 of 1 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
+44 1353 661100
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened upon the tea room by chance. An excellent host who makes you very welcome despite being very busy. Fabulous food in a lovely setting. It was so good we went back again later for tea and cake. There was so much choice, tea list is as long as your arm. A lovely find that we will visit again.

Thank hmb180
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here yesterday and what a lovely place. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The choice of tea is amazing. I had a cheese scone which was delicious and my husband had the carrot cake which he said was perfect. It's a really beautiful old hose and right next to the river. Well worth a visit.

Thank artanjilly
Ely, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of teas and coffees; fabulous cakes - the sort that are really bad but sooo good! It can get busy but my experience is it has always been worth the wait. The service is very friendly too

Thank Andrea B
Chatteris, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great reputation apparently, pity they did not live up to it on our visit. Not hot chocolate and dry scone. Tables far too close together.

Thank davidJ4108MZ
Ely, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint English crockery and very friendly atmosphere. Caters for all age ranges. A downside is that they don't take bookings but on the other hand judging by the queue people are happy to wait. they provide blankets for those who wish to be outside in the garden during cooler weather. On the whole you feel spoilt.

Thank Julie K
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely old fashioned tea shop. Great location, next to the river. Large selection of teas. Went with my daughter and it was very gentile. We had the best carrot cake.

Thank jackiel464
Ely, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is a little slow but food very enjoyable.A very busy place ,as can not book .you just queue to get in as it is very busy especially on market days

Thank Sandy T
Ely, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took two children. We were not made to feel very welcome (even though our children are well behaved and sit still!). We ordered two salads - decent enough (if expensive, considering your on shared tables with strangers). Children's scrambled egg - awful! Made too creamy and had chopped chives throughout. I don't know many children that would eat that,... More 

Thank Winkle90
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in a pretty little courtyard garden by the river in Ely, this is a busy little tearoom with an excellent reputation. Friendly staff, good cake and a lovely selection of teas. Always busy, especially on a sunny day.

Thank Deborah N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Staffordshire I spent the majority of my time turning over the cups, saucers, plates, cream jugs, teapots etc. to see where they were made. I'm pleased to report The Potteries were well represented, well worth the mess created. The tea selection at Peacocks is extensive. It would probably be worth staying in the B&B just to try the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 661100
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?