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EATING AND DRINKING

There are plenty of places to sit down for light refreshments, lunches and afternoon tea and seating for those who prefer to picnic in the grounds. Many local restaurants are offering special packages for the Flower Festival visitors.
Please see below for participants details:

The Almonry
The Almonry Restaurant is nestled amongst the medieval precinct of Ely Cathedral. The 13th Century Undercroft creates a stunning yet informal space for lunches and bistro dining. The Tea Room overlooks the gardens and is the perfect setting for morning coffee or an Almonry Afternoon Cream Tea. The gardens offer a view of the magnificent east end of the Cathedral with tables, chairs and parasols.
www.elycathedral.org/almonry
36 High Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4JU
01353 666360


The Old Fire Engine House
The Old Fire Engine House is a restaurant and art gallery situated just west of the cathedral in an attractive Georgian house with a beautiful large walled garden.
Ann Jarman set up the restaurant in 1968 with two friends and continues to run it now with her husband Michael. Their aim was to use local, seasonal ingredients and recipes; a concept which is commonplace now, but was relatively unusual forty years ago.
www.theoldfireenginehouse.co.uk
25 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4ER
01353 662582


The Royal Standard
The Royal Standard started as a one room public house in the 15th Century and is the oldest building on Ely's Fore Hill.
Out extensive food menu is focused on fresh and local as well as seafood and steak, with a good selection of traditional pub food thrown into the mix.
www.theroyalstandard.com
24 Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4AF
01353 645194


The Prince Albert
Formerly the Officer's Mess for the local Militia and recently refurbished to create a separate restaurant area for fine dining. A beautiful walled garden can be found at the back with terrace for al fresco dining.
greenekingpubs.co.uk
62 Silver Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4JF
01353 663494


Poets House Hotel
www.poetshouse.uk.com
St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EY
01353 887777


Peacocks Tearoom
www.peacockstearoom.co.uk
65 Waterside, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4AU
01353 661100
Peacocks is exactly what a tearoom should be... This is a quintessentially English tearoom on the waterfront at Ely housed in a beautiful old building with a little garden to the front, bedecked in wisteria... Greeted and served with a smile... wonderfully mismatched quaint tea cups and saucers... Fantastic cream tea... Chocolate scones to die for...
(No pre booking but plenty of room at this award winning river location)