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Old Fire Engine House

25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
+44 1353 662582
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us booked here for a lunch when we checked the weather forecast. So glad we did as it was very busy. Can understand why as the menu is very good. Homely feel to the place. Good choice on menu and specials, also with...More

Thank Kilwinnkie
Reviewed yesterday

This was a return visit after more than 20 years and we were surprised and pleased to know they still offer seconds of the main course if you'd like some more! On a rainy day, we had a really warm welcome into this small but...More

Thank RachelBerks
Reviewed 6 days ago

We'd been here before, so knew what to expect. You're welcomed in the entrance hall, then shown into the small bar (Adnams Ale straight from the barrel!) while you looked at the menu, as well as the paintings (for sale) on the walls. When your...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable and homely sums up both the food and the place. I have been dining there for years now and the food is always good. Not served up in the modern trendy style with smeers and blobs but in a more traditional style. There is...More

Thank mail439
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating at the Old Fire Engine in Ely is a really enjoyable experience. There is no rush . All the food is well prepared and you can even have 'seconds'! On a fine day the garden is the place for coffee, but unfortunately it was...More

Thank sylvia b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a long time since our last visit We visited this rather special place for my mum's birthday The beauty of this restaurant is that the food is clear and simple but beautifully cooked and presented There is an excellent range of options and wonderful...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming restaurant in the middle of beautiful Ely. Staff were pleasant, attentive,helpful and with a good sense of humour!! The food was well cooked and tasty, the pork mitoon was excellent.Puddings were also very good.No pretensions here, good food, good service and decent wine. We...More

Thank 380nico2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ely for the day by train from Norwich ideally wanted to eat around 7.00pm but told they had a large party in - but to drop by early nevertheless. We arrived at 7.15 and were shown immediately to a table - great view of...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in my top10 in the world. It's unique. Staff are always charming. The food is honest, wholesome and well cooked. Always seasonal and mostly local. The service is lovely. I love the way you walk through the kitchen, saying hallo to the...More

1  Thank GuidoScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Restaurant , been here over the years and the place never fails to impress. Always great food from locally sourced suppliers, which are in season. Great wine list and good service. Basically its everything you want at a fair price. This is good honest...More

1  Thank TheChampagnelads
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
19:15 - 21:00
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
19:15 - 21:00
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
19:15 - 21:00
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
19:15 - 21:00
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
19:15 - 21:00
12:15 - 14:00
15:30 - 17:15
19:15 - 21:00
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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