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“I always look forward to going”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Maid's Head

The Maid's Head
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Ranked #46 of 109 Restaurants in Ely
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“I always look forward to going”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

I travel past the Maids Head (not in Ely but in Wicken, 6 miles to the south) quite often during the summer, and calling in for lunch or dinner is an experience I always happily anticipate. The building is a chocolate box picture from the outside, and the inside doesn't disappoint either. It's warm and feels cosy without being cramped. The welcome is good, the service is good and the food is always a cut above what one might expect in a pub/restaurant. It's not the cheapest, but it's different, innovative and always a pleasure.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely Experience Again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

We have been to the Maid's Head six or seven times in the last couple of years and have always had a lovely meal. We went with two friends earlier this week (23 Jan 14) and again had a really enjoyable evening. It's a cosy restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and a gorgeous open fire in winter. The food was really good, with all four of us having different dishes and remarking how much we enjoyed it. The service is good and the food is good value for money. It's a pub restaurant, so the drinks are reasonably priced and bottles of wine start at about £12.50. We finished with a cup of coffee and agreed that we'd had a lovely night out.

  • Visited January 2014
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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We eat here regularly. The food is excellent and with the specials there is plenty of variety. My favourite has got to be the ribs. Loads of meat which just falls off the bone.
The staff are really friendly and always ready to make recommendations.

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Thank Kathryn F
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Enjoyed lunch with friends. Food very good. Had early booking so quiet. No music. Bliss. Waitress patient, friendly and helpful. Real log fire and real ales. We took more than 2hours over a very relaxing lunch finishing with coffee and mints. (Ok they weren't busy) Excellent value with discount voucher. Will go back at full price!

  • Visited November 2013
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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

A very nice pub, super staff nothing to much trouble. Lovely food with generous helpings. A little out of the way but well worth the drive and Ely is not very far away.

  • Visited September 2013
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