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“A poorman's ploughman's!!”
Review of Prince Albert

Prince Albert
Ranked #2 of 9 Nightlife in Ely
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Owner description: The Prince Albert is a often referred to as Ely's 'Proper Pub'. Expect to find 6 cask ales served, all kept very well, 3 of which are rotated on a monthly basis.The pub has had a recent refurbishment but has retained its traditional charm. It has also started offering good quality, freshly prepared food at lunch times from Monday to Saturday and in the evening from Monday to Friday. If you are looking for a comfortable, traditional and friendly pub that serves good beer and good quality food then visit the Prince Albert.
Ely, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“A poorman's ploughman's!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

A huge array of hand pumps greet you from the front entrance to this much loved back street Ely pub. What a fabulous sight to greet you on arrival to a pub, where you know that the quality on offer is going to be good. And so it was. Well, the ale, anyway. We came for lunch as we had heard it was good. We claimed a table inside and asked to see a menu. It was quite a pretentious menu just for lunch, so we chose the ploughman's lunch with high hopes that the quality would match the high price. Sadly disappointed by the plate that was offered, from the description that was given on the menu. No 'crusty bread' just one thin slice off a standard loaf, boring standard cheddar and pickle (not chutney), probably from cash, no fruit, a sparse and overly dressed vinegary garnish and 3 huge pickled onions, also shop bought. Oh, and a boiled egg!!!! Quite random.
The lady on the bar was delightful, helpful, efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. The table and chairs and interior comfortable and clean.
My lunch was poor quality, and for that I am truly disappointed.

Visited June 2013
Thank mynonnaEly
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Food”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate here Sunday eve (Fathers Day) and could not fault the food. Outstanding!. The squid ink linguine was excellent.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Drewly
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Ely, UK
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best pub in Ely!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Prince Albert has been a great pub for years - excellent beer, no music, no fruit machines, and you can take your dog in too. Recently a new landlord has freshened the place up without spoiling the homespun character of the place. Food is back on the menu and is - from our limited experience so far - very good. Best of all is the beer - by far the best kept in town, with plenty of variety; and - crucially - the staff are friendly and welcoming.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank JASEly_UK
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Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Genuine, welcoming and friendly”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a genuine pub, not the product of some corporate chain. It's tucked away in Silver Street and for some, used to the grander corporate presentation, it might look too local. Have no worries. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. The food is excellent and I find the sticky toffee pudding with sauce and vanilla ice cream almost better than... You get the idea. Oh, and the beer's good too!

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Malcvtr
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Day trip to Ely”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Group of ten Friends visiting Ely by chance called in at the Price Albert for lunch.

We were treated to a friendly helpful welcome, had a great lunch of soup and very generous good quality sandwiches, good selection of beers at reasonable prices.

2 Thank Rayvico
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