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The Three Pickerels
Ranked #10 of 34 Ely B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
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“Lovely stay with picturesque views”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My collegue and I stayed for a business trip over two nights. When we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome, not like a normal hotel. The rooms are very nice and clean, with all the amenities you will need. I would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I stayed at the Three Pickerels on a short business trip. The location is superb, nice and quiet. There was an extremely warm welcome from the owners. The room was really clean, with all the facilities you would expect including fast wifi.
I had a superb meal, freshly cooked and a hearty breakfast.
I have alredy booked for a second stay and would recommend this hotel to any business traveller.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed here for one night and found the accommodation of a high standard. Lovely staff who were very helpful and the bar had a quiet but friendly atmosphere to finish our night off in. Altogether a pleasing little public house.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful location by river, great decking for sunny eating out, wish to see it in the summer. Bedroom decorated very tastefully,warm & snug for December. Shower room en suite spacious rather than boxlike where you struggle to rotate so definitely Like :) Appreciate such a clean & tidy bedroom , very important as it makes you relax more. Comfy bed !! :)
Tip on sat ,note remember bar underneath so stay out sightseeing but remember to return for 11.15pm to enjoy chilled glass of wine , restaurent side = before slowly ambling upstairs to bed to chill out.
Enjoy your stay , hope it is as lovely as ours :)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reading.Berks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Needed a stop-over B&B in Mepal. Always thought of this as a run down pub. What a mistake! A real gem. Under lovely new young managers. Right on the riverside - modern warm large room with hot large en-suite. A mix of modern and wood feel. Felt very homely and comfortable. Nice Bars downstairs - cream, wood walls , candles. Ideal for long river Walsh & week-ends. Breakfast was hot and plentiful. They'll cook what you want - not just a card choice. Very attentive. Like I said, it's an undiscovered Gem in beautiful surroundings - modern boutique hotel feel to the rooms. Contemporary but relaxed. I've given it a 4 for value because they are pushing the high- end price for over-night - I feel some may just want a Bed for the night and they are Still a pub - so you may have to put up with a bit of pub noise till 11.30-12.00 pm. However it's nice if you want to stay in the bar till the end and then toddle up the back stairs. It's dark , quiet and warm in the dead of a winter storm. So slept very well in a comfortable bed. Would def stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The pub has just changed hands, and we were the first B & B customers under the new landlady, Emily. Clearly very early days, and a little chaotic at times, but her enthusiasm and hyard work made up for any minor niggles.

We were leaving at 5.30 the first morning of our stay to go shooting, and had arranged for a kettle and toaster to be left out. However when I staggered down at about 5.15 Emily appeared bearing bacon sandwiches - way beyond the call of duty.

Well worth a try under the new management.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

A friend, my brother and I visited to see Ely, Cambridge, Duxford, etc.. This is a good, traditional, friendly pub with good reasonably priced food and real ale. The accomodation was comfortable and clean. The en suite was good too - in so many, the shower is the problem: here it was large and easy to operate. The location is splendid. We visited on a wet weekend in the middle of a drought (!), but it was still attractive - in good weather, I can only imagine. After enjoyable but tiring days it was so good to be able to retire there. If we had not eaten out, we could get a wholesome meal, or simply a few pints of good ale in a warm atmosphere before retiring. I suppose there will be travellers who will want something grander, but for us it was ideal. We would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Both the rooms we occupied were very good.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Three Pickerels
Address: 19 Bridge Road, Ely CB6 2AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Ely
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Ranked #10 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Ely
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Three Pickerels 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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