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The Swan on the River Pub & Dining
Ranked #25 of 110 Restaurants in Ely
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A delightful pub and restaurant idyllically situated on the banks of the River Great Ouse, just north of Ely in Littleport. All of our food is freshly prepared and made on our premises from the very finest of locally sourced ingredients. We supply an range of cask beers including guest beers from local micro-breweries. We can cater for all occasions from a romantic meal for two to weddings, christenings etc as we have a fully equipped function venue.Riverside seating is available on our large decked area plus private moorings are available.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This site has gone through so many changes of style and ownership since I was young. However, the current owners have really made it a great place for a bit to eat by the river. Menu is interesting and food is delicious. Owners are very welcoming and happy to accommodate special requests. Work locally and we often use it as a working lunch spot, service is efficient and prices reasonable.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

On the river with a beautiful chilled atmosphere, good value and fast friendly service. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. We were welcomed and felt very at home in a place a long way from home. We would recommend this to all families, couples or for a passing lunch. The landlord, his wife and staff were very friendly and made us all welcome and laugh loads! 10 out of 10 all the way.

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Thank Djkevinscott
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We met some friends for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. The service was efficient and very polite. The food came quickly (we had our 2 kids, so that was a bonus) and was really tasty. Sometime you go for a roast and it's bland, dry and over-cooked, but we got tender meat, nice veg and perfect roasties, which make a Sunday roast! The puddings were generous and tasty. We'll go again and i'm sure we'll take others with us.

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Thank Jimyox
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

On Sunday (May '13) we went for our second visit to the Swan for an impromptu Sunday lunch with friends & family, having previously been for an evening just with friends. Both times I cannot fault the place. The food was lovely (I can certainly reccomend the roast beef followed by the pavlova) and portion sizes were spot on. The belly pork & fish&chips also seemed to go down well given by the empty plates all around the table. The kids loved the landlord Tommy, who made us all feel very welcome. I can't wait to come back in the summer (if we ever get one) to have a sandwich on the terrace on the river. Highly reccomended if you are in the area or passing on a boat.

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Thank Dave S
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I visited the place December 2012 and had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch with excellent service and overall was very pleased with the experience, however second visit was no where near so good, service was completely lacking, think they had a big party in and everyone else seemed to get forgotten, food even though I order same as last time was 50% inedible and went back. Why the big variation ?

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Thank Andrew M
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