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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%
Travellers talk about
“casserole” (18 reviews)
“sherry trifle” (9 reviews)
“partridge” (7 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
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1 - 10 of 662 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading about this restaurant from other reviews we were very disappointed that the food was fairly average and relatively expensive . Good selection of wines eclectic surroundings.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time back here for a while. It has always been good but previously found the wines a bit over-priced. Now there is an improved wine choice catering from house to expensive. We opted for the Christmas main, and it was the best Christmas meal...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This home cooked restaurant never fails to deliver. It’s the only place that I know where they gone round and offer seconds of your main course. Great service, good choice of home cooking and lots of very satisfied customers. Highly recommend.

Thank Jayne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well prepared traditional English food (excellent roasts) in a pretty dining room that acts as a gallery for local artists. A pleasant garden can be enjoyed on a summer's day. Friendly obliging staff.

Thank squeezypete
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great food with a warm welcome. This was our first time at the old fire engine house and will not be our last. A Saturday lunch time treat and meet with the father inlaw and his wife. Quirky surroundings and with the art work for...More

Thank JAG387
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We enjoyed lunch and had excellent service. The food was superb and we were asked if we wanted extra for the sea bass and pork dishes. Everything was just right, not too crowded, with a nicely spaced room.they had two rooms and a pre dinner...More

Thank rogerphall
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere ; local and game options much enjoyed . Brown bread ice-cream a particular treat !

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We've been here twice in the last month with mother in a wheelchair. Helpful staff and delicious food. My top choice for a special family lunch in Ely. Lovely for a couple too, as the restaurant is also an atmospheric art gallery.

1  Thank Lilybetta2
Reviewed 21 November 2017

A gem of a restaurant. Visited a few times, prebook well in advance. An elegant set of rooms, with an eclectic mix of tables and chairs. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff. Food is delicious and you can have second helpings! Pre dinner drinks served...More

1  Thank mumfrmhel
Reviewed 16 November 2017

After hearing good reports the bar area was somewhat chaotic a wait for a drink prosseco well over priced 10 pound bottle 24 pound restaurant is a bit cramped not very comfortable seating food was reasonable but overpriced will not visit again

2  Thank opportunity56
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Questions & Answers
12 January 2018|
Response from Jayne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it’s quite small
Keith G
3 October 2016|
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Response from TheGhostlight | Reviewed this property |
Never seen it on the menu.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
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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