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Minster Tavern

1 Minster Place, Ely CB7 4EL, England
+44 1353 668492
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Minster Place, Ely CB7 4EL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Seba_Gosia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Minster Tavern is opposite Ely Cathedral, we found it very welcoming and the bar staff very friendly and warm. Each time we went in there the food was very good and freshly cooked, we loved the board games in the sports bar in the...More

Thank Robertajo
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Just went for some lunch as a family of 6. The food was below the standard of a Wetherspoons which is a worry. The Yorkshire pudding almost broke my teeth it was that hard. None of the food was fresh. It is becoming harder and...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a bite to eat after a long journey from Wales. We asked if found was being served, yes came the friendly response, menus are on the table 😊 we got our drinks and sat to ponder 🤔 the menu. We chose...More

Thank Helen J
Louise M, Manager at Minster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to say something nice about your visit to the Minster Tavern, happy that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the Minster Tavern at lunchtime on Sept 3. The food was excellent and the service by Shara was terrific. She went the extra mile to look after us four old foggies!! It’s a great place to have lunch especially Mondays.

Thank geoffreson
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We are regulars at the Minster and it’s a great little pub. Great selection of value food and drinks in a friendly and clean environment. Bit shocked “they” have got rid of Punk IPA as it was our favourite!😳

Thank Philip106
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Great range of meal options. Very good value and right across the street from the Cathedral.

Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The restaurant wasn't full when we ordered food, and in fairness the wait staff said there'd be about half an hours wait for food. After an hour we we're still waiting so I challenged the staff, they were pretty defensive to the point of being...More

1  Thank petejones
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today to be greeted by super smiley and friendly staff. Picked a table at the rear of the pub to be greeted by Karl, who apologised for the lack of a couple of items on the menu. Pretty good for a bank holiday. Food...More

Thank Mark B
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 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
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The Minster Tavern is directly under the shadow of the impressive Ely Cathedral and just a stone’s throw from the centre. In the heart of the community, we work closely with local charities, fund-raising, and get involved with local community events. We are currently a key sponsor of the Ely Tigers rugby squad and also a supporter of Ely FC and sponsor the Minster Tavern 7 a side team. SKY Sports plays a big part in our venue, as do darts and cards. We enjoy seeing lots of regulars, plus plenty of tourists. We are the oldest hostelry in Ely – a truly traditional pub!
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