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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 good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
12 High Street | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

3  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
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Booked for a pre-Christmas lunch with family. All four of us enjoyed the food - pub classics plus some good specials on the menu. All reasonable value and well cooked. Young waiting staff very pleasant and friendly.

Thank kitzmarc
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Their daily menu featured many other choices other than the traditional roast. We all had different starters but we all had the roast beef for mains and alll had different deserts. A helpful hint on the menu was that the beef was medium rare but...More

Thank Roland P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped for lunch and shared a couple of baguettes - Tuna Mayonnaise and Brie with Cranberry Sauce, accompanied by a pint of Rev James in my case, and a large Coke for my wife. The baguettes were tasty, though the bread itself was rather...More

Thank StanstedPete
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I booked in here for a a birthday treat at the weekend as I have driven past it so many times on the way to Wicken Fen and it looks really inviting. I did mention on the booking that it was for a birthday, which...More

2  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The starters were very good, Nachos, Melon and Prawn cocktail, however the gravy on the roast beef was like eating JAM ! we asked what is in the gravy ? Maderia or something similar ? the waitress came back and told us that the Chef...More

3  Thank 562Wendy44
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Questions & Answers
Hilary P
28 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$14 - 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
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