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Minster Tavern

1 Minster Place, Ely CB7 4EL, England
+44 1353 668492
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Minster Place, Ely CB7 4EL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a brilliant pub , the food is excellent. Today my two daughters and I had the Tuesday burger deal , triple chicken and chorizo and it was lovely . Great deal with a drink too. Staff always ready to serve with a smile...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 551karlj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here for a quick half as part of our afternoon of trying Ely’s real ale pubs- the place looked attractive because a few on our list looked a bit wine bar-ish. We enjoyed a pint of ‘Ghost Ship’ and then decided to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we came for 4 all day breakfasts which were wonderful, non greasy, huge portions served quickly by friendly staff-couldny ask for more Brilliant

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tony B
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

This lady was rude and insulting for no obvious reason . When asked her problem , she responded to an elderly lady , “I’m having a bad day , everyday is a bad day working here “ . Very bad experience .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Porterstravel
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in here last night, wanting just a quick meal and a pint. Had a pint of black sheep and it was that good I had to have another four, it was that good. We also tried the food which was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christopheree
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere in Ely for a quick snack lunch where we also could take our elderly lurcher, and Minster Tavern responded very quickly to my email enquiry. We popped in, with Grace the lurcher, and we were made very welcome, with Grace...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Franni V
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Very warm friendly young man who served us. Food quality was excellent, very fresh and piping hot. Just a shame the portion sizes for the first course were too small so we had to order extras and share them. Dessert was divine and was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank susan J
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited the Minster for a Sunday lunch and a few beers. An extremely unpleasant tattooed lady behind the bar grunted we should make our minds up quickly as she was very busy. I looked at the four locals scattered about the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roland_Dekker
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A friend and I tried this pub (The Minster Tavern) for a quick drink and lunch on Monday 15 October to recover from scaling the heights of the tower at Ely Cathedral. Service, beers, food, prices and ambience were excellent. We thought it was so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We just wanted to sit and sip. Athmosphere was rather good. Average pub. Staff rather kind. We did not eat but plates seemed rather generous and nice. Beer choice isn’t bad, but could be improved with more local stuff. Would probably sit there again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Seba_Gosia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Minster Place, Ely CB7 4EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 668492
  • E-mail
The oldest hostelry in the area, the Minsters Tavern is the heart of Ely. Big on sports with coverage of all major events, and key sponsors of the local Rugby Squad, this is the only place to catch the match. Just a stone's throw from the centre of town, pop in for a friendly atmosphere and warm welcome.
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