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The Maid's Head

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
+44 1353 720727
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had booked a table for 5 of us for Sunday lunch. After an hour waiting we asked the waitress to check on our order who said 5 more minutes. 15 minutes later our food arrived. I had a crab burger which was not hot and...More

1  Thank Jane R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The recent menu change has some excellent, well prepared food. It is a little expensive, and I wish there was more local produce (especially from the insurpassible Spinney meats), but the atmosphere is lovely, and now the food is beginning to match after a bit...More

Thank eugenegiddens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The maids head looks good on the outside go in again looks good . have a meal and it rapidly goes down hill expensive food for a pub that obviously has a chef who cant cook real chips. The ploughmans is no bigger than a...More

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a burger which was very overpriced for nearly £14 - it didn't even resemble a burger when it turned up - just some meat lumped together. The service was slow and the decor is like going back to the 1980s. We only visited...More

1  Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a shame. We have been to the Maids Head several times over the year and it has always been excellent, and I have recommended it to everyone. NOT ANY MORE... It is no longer even on my list! A group of eleven of us...More

2  Thank Terry P
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A nice atmosphere in a roomy pub with a blazing fire, what's not to like. The service came with a smile though drinks were forgotten. The menu looked great but the chunky vegetable soup was bland and the vegetarian burger squeezed out of the bun....More

Thank po_2010
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The Maids Head has moved me to write my first ever review ! My wife and called in for lunch as we were passing and settled on a Ploughman's Lunch apeice. We had ham as an optional extra for an additional £1.50. Good job we...More

1  Thank dickwhite713
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

As a pub it’s nice for a drink but as a country pub doing pub food it is such a let down. In a country pub, pub food should be home made and well worth the travel. This unfortunately is a let down. I had...More

4  Thank Geordiexplorer
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We have visited twice this week the first lunch was so good the gammon and eggs thought we would go back to try something else we were not disappointed the beef burger and the lamb again was very good. Friendly service open fire what more...More

Thank June N
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The Maids Head is a charming village pub located in the middle of Wicken with a bar for drinking and a restaurant with plenty of beer garden space at the front to watch the world go by in the Summer. I used to frequent this...More

1  Thank Simon G
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Questions & Answers
Hilary P
29 December 2016|
Response from Stuart H | Property representative |
Yes, we are child friendly. We have a Young Guest Menu and supply highchairs if required.
Cindy S
18 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stuart H | Property representative |
Yes we have a pool table 50p a go
Carole G
27 March 2016|
Response from Stuart H | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in our Bar Area where you can also enjoy our full menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 720727
  • E-mail
A charming thatched pub set on a village green with outdoor seating to the front and more enclosed side of the pub.
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