Tonight sees the grand opening of Ely’s newest public house ‘The Hereward’ located in Market Street and owned by the Barracuda Group.
£600,000 was invested in transforming the former Cutlacks hardware store into an upmarket, authentic pub offering an award-winning menu complemented by an extensive range of beers and wines.
The pubs names was chosen after the ‘Ely Standard’ ran a competiton to name the pub. The winners, Margaret Duffield, of Wardy Hill, Mrs K Salmon, of Ely, and Mrs Anne Newman, of Stretham will be treated to the VIP night that precedes the grand opening. They named the pub after Fenland’s most famous hero, Hereward the Wake.
The Hereward will be run by Tony Love and his partner Tanya Parratt. With 27 years experience in the victualers industry Tony believes that ‘The Hereward’ will bring a much needed boost to Market Street, a part of Ely that is often overlooked by visitors. Our photograph shows Tony (right) with Barracuda trainee Tom O’ Reilly.
The Hereward’s exterior belies just how spacious the interior is, with its warm relaxed atmosphere you can see a lot of time has been given to the layout of this pub.
On entering via the Market Street entrance (there is also entry at Chequers Square) you can see the main dining area on the left, just past the bar is the dining area for non-smokers.
Food is served between 12.00 mid-day through to 9pm and the menu is extensive and well-priced. There are dishes for the health conscience containing less than 5% fat and meals suitable for vegatarians.
It should be noted that this pub does not allow under 18s access, even for meals!
The bar is non-smoking although bar height tables near the main dining area allow for smoking.
Opening Night Update
By all accounts opening night at ‘The Hereward’ was a resounding success.
The management couple from the Hereward, Tony Love and Tanya Parratt were thrilled at the welcome they received at the opening night.
Tony said; “ The opening night was just brilliant, we had a fantastic crowd and we’ve had lots of people coming into the pub to wish us well and have a look at Ely’s latest edition and feedback from the customers was great. Tanya, myself and the team at the Hereward very much look forward to becoming a valued part of Ely’s community.�?
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- Opening Times
- Mon – Sat: 11am – 11pm
- Sun: 12 mid-day – 10.30pm
- Food Served
- Mon – Sun: 12 mid-day though 9pm
- No Under 18s
The Hereward pub can be contacted on 01353 772050.