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The White Pheasant

21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (19 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A gem of a restaurant - business lunch today was wonderful: steak pie with lovely fresh vegetables. I’ll be back. Keep up the good work!

Thank teufelkind
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to The White Pheasant, but definitely not our last! Food & service was excellent; amuse bouche of Jerusalem artichoke foam with chive oil, followed by celeriac veloute with grated black truffle. My roasted brill, tarragon gnocchi, & wilted gem lettuce was good,...More

Thank gwynandsue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely evening . The staff were all very pleasant and it was a busy night but we were not kept waiting , the staff made sure we had plenty of drinks and filled the water jug up . We all had steak and...More

Thank Libby G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and service. Please keep it up and you will get returning customers a enjoyable eating experience

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thankyou to Calvin for fitting us in for Christmas lunch, after a large cancellation back in October, we arrived at 2pm 8 of us, and were seated straight away, the service was very good considering it was peak time and the restaurant was full, the...More

Thank pudding235
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having enjoyed a taster menu in October we were looking forward to Sunday lunch at the White Pheasant. On the plate it looked fine but the tough meat was such a disappointment. Not bad enough to send back but the lack of flavour and the...More

1  Thank TamarTiger
WhitePheasant, Manager at The White Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear TamarTiger, thank you for visiting our restaurant again & taking the time to write your review, & sorry that your beef wasn't to your liking on Sunday. We do, as you have experienced on your previous visits, source the finest local produce we can,...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Above and beyond what I expected!! We brought a large group and all was amazing!! Staff was easy to work with when making plans leading up to our party and the food was AMAZING!! We will be back for sure!!

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I love a restaurant that has a menu which is concise but everything sounds amazing! Its rare that you find these and The White Pheasant is one of them. Exquisite food, fabulous wines and perfect service. You're in for a treat! We had lunch on...More

Thank nikki g
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I can’t praise this restaurant enough. The food was amazing and Ramon and Fran were very knowledgeable and attentive. Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended

Thank Julietta_49
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were welcomed by the staff , who told us they didn't have our reservation,that we had made,but fortunately managed to find us a table for four. We all chose the soup of the day ,which was celeriac and cider.It was very good and nice...More

Thank rsgregory2002
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Questions & Answers
Denis G
15 November 2017|
Response from WhitePheasant | Property representative |
Hi thanks for contacting us, we are open on Xmas eve from midday until 4pm but not in the evening. Regards Calvin
Sandy T
11 June 2015|
Response from WhitePheasant | Property representative |
Good evening you will find all our current menus at our web site & go to the food section. Regards Ramon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 90
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 720414
  • E-mail
STOP PRESS... We are proud to announce we have received 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Having initially trained at the White Pheasant in 2005, Head Chef Calvin Holland went on to cook at some of the UK's finest multi-rosette & Michelin Star restaurants, only to return to the White Pheasant in August this year as Head Chef and Proprietor.With an emphasis on locally sourced produce alongside award winning wines, this family owned restaurant offers everything from light lunches or a traditional Sunday lunch to the finest A La Carte menu. The epitome of country dining, boasting a beautiful open fire and weathered floorboards, the Pheasant is now taking bookings for Christmas parties with a special menu of exquisite dishes designed for the winter months such as braised cheek of Hereford beef or a Ballotine of Gressingham duck. Menu's & wine lists are all available on line.
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