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Old Fire Engine House

25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
+44 1353 662582
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“casserole” (22 reviews)
“sherry trifle” (9 reviews)
“partridge” (8 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful dinner with Paul Nice G&T in the bar Smoked trout starter Small glass red Chilean Vegetable moussaka Rum & rasin ice cream, home made Every dish superb Beautifully served by courteous young man with a nice smile

Thank Wolfy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very traditional restaurant. Old building, traditional (but updated) food, traditional service concepts, mature staff who carry on the business' traditions. (We were told the same lady has owned and operated the Old Fire Engine House for 30 years.) When we arrived, we...More

Thank MaryFromOly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went today for lunch. Were lucky to get a cancellation as they are very busy during the Flower Festival at the Cathedral. Lovely atmosphere in an interesting building close to the Cathedral. Really delicious food and very friendly service. Didn't think I'd have room...More

Thank Jennifer947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met at the restaurant including family visiting from Australia. The lunch did not disappoint with mains including a pork dish, chicken, bass and asparagus tart being eulogised over! Tue accompanying vegetables were well prepared and crisp with none of the last thought of some...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always go there for special occasions,wedding anniversary,valentine etc.Been going there for about 15 years in fact going next week! A bit pricey,nearly £18 main meal but food is fabulous and cooked to order.Staff very good and oldy world building make this place special for me...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This excellent, family-run restaurant is situated between the cathedral and Cromwell's House museum. It provides the best of traditional English cuisine with fresh local produce and is the only restaurant I have ever known to offer the diners "seconds". Ideal for special occasions and when...More

1  Thank cbakerely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for lunch as had heard excellent things about the food. Excellent service and food. Seconds offered at no extra cost

Thank JRiseley
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I went here for lunch with my mother and the food was of passable quality . I can however echo some of the previous comments about the seating , it does take rustic a bit too far . The chairs and benches are fairly rickety...More

Thank casarob
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Four of us, (2 couples) visited for a meal last evening. Receiving a friendly welcome, we were soon seated at our table. Surrounded by some wonderful art, (the restaurant is a working art gallery also) we chose our wine from an extensive wine list, followed...More

Thank Chas D
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Firstly, we're locals and eat out a lot. If we couldn't afford to do so, we wouldn't! I've been once before on business but this time visited with my wife. She had a salad; I had sea bass and trifle for dessert. Both meals very...More

1  Thank 1954Val
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April 11, 2018|
Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I didn't pay! But would assume so.
January 12, 2018|
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Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - we parked on the road straight outside the door.
Keith G
October 3, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662582
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