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The Elm Tree Inn, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

The Elm Tree Inn

4.4
4.4
85 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

The Elm Tree Inn "The best freehouse in Wisbech and surrounding area" in the village of Elm, in Cambridgeshire has significantly gained a reputation for maximum comfort to its guests with a warm welcome, well-kept bar, Farm to Fork Cuisine and a passion to deliver great service.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:45
  • Phone number
    01945 587009
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sachin Kumar
  • Area
    Wisbech
  • Cross Street
    At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A1101, Turn left onto Low Rd
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Morrison Bus Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Healthy

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

85 Reviews
  1. jaknmic

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was excellent. The staff very knowledgeable, attentive & very pleasant. However, this is the 2nd time we've eaten here & the very loud, over bearing 'bar flies' cause disturbance to anyone not in their group. Foul language & shouting during our meal is quite frankly not good enough when spending £200+. We shan't be bothering again.

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  2. AlisonF

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our first visit to this pub, inside was plesently decorated and service was good. It was a Friday night and only 2 other tables were taken, pleasant music in the background. The food prices were on the high side for what we recieved but it tasted nice. We had 2 courses and hadn't decided on dessert , it was only gone 9 o'clock and our server came to ask if we had decided because the kitchen was closing! We were the only people in the whole of the restaurent! We ordered desserts and ate them when we had finished the plates were collected at which point he said "we close at 10" so basically telling us to leave, making us feel uncomfortable at this point wr called our lift which was going to be 25mins, again he came and reminded us he was closing and asked how long we would be. Now bearing in mind it was Friday and only 10pm , we spent nearly £200, he would have had more manners and be pleased to have customers.We asked for more drinks which he wouldn't serve us as the bar had Closed!! In this day and age I would have thought having customers who want to spend more money would be a godsend, but not here they couldn't kick us out quick enough!

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  3. LesleyR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The booking on line was easy. The service was excellent and the food was good. I will certainly go there again. Thank you Elm Tree.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Star very attentive very polite and ready to meet your requirements

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  5. LizC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table of 7 and we all enjoyed our food and were served together. The room is very pleasant and our meals were very nicely presented.

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  6. JODIEHopkins

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely place. Food was outstanding. We have now found our new favourite place to come. Nice perfect little tucked away pub. We will be back!

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  7. AndyM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the elm tree several times and we are never disappointed from the greeting when we arrived to the first class service with a smile to the superb menu choice and the food wow!! Would highly recommend the elm tree

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  8. LeesaW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok, nothing special, nice staff , they was busy but doing there best

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  9. BarryH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A well presented meal served hot on hot plates. Well done! We will come again.

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  10. Lyndsey

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, friendly staff, highly recommended.

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  11. Fletchs

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcoming atmosphere. Excellent food. Exceptionally clean. Toilets not so! Incredibley friendly staff. Thank you.

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  12. NigelF

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent room and food. Attentive service and friendly atmosphere. There was a family event on at the same time which was noisy but didn’t detract from the staff and their professionalism

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  13. EricC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prompt service, great food, excellent Comms before. Friendly atmosphere. Recommend and will be back.

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  14. KatyK

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table of four friends, all four meals were well cooked and well presented. Service was friendly and efficient without being rushed. Chairs were comfy.

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  15. LeeC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely person has helpful and cleaned rooms

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  16. KellieB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff at first a little busy but got organised quick very polite,curious,chatty,Food was excellent, quick,service ,can't wait to go again

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  17. CharlotteS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Was empty at 1.30 on a Saturday lunchtime, seemed odd. Ordered a flat white. Who knows what it was, but didn’t taste of coffee in the slightest. Had an odd taste of detergent. Spoke to the young lady serving, who told me that staff had used the machine today and that there was nothing wrong with it, but agreed to replace it. Next one was slightly less disgusting, but still didn’t taste of coffee, Again spoke to the young lady and was told that someone else had said something similar the other day! It was apparently someone else’s fault for ordering the wrong coffee!!! We ordered cheesy ciabatta and some chips. As we were the only people in there I don’t understand how it took 25 mins for our food to arrive. The ciabatta seemed more like a cheap French stick, and there was a very poor amount for the price. The cheesy chips were mediocre, having been put under the grill for too long so the cheese was congealed. All in all a bit disappointing. No apology or discount for having to wait so long for our food or for the disgusting coffee. Will not be visiting again.

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  18. KarenB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow but then it was new years day so short staffed, but 20 minutes before even taking our order was a bit too long. Food was lovely though albeit a little over priced. Ambience and decor lovely and very clean will definitely go again.

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  19. Joae

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good friendly welcome, lovely food and a good atmosphere. Service is not quick so it does mean you are out for the evening rather than a fast food race which makes a pleasant change

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  20. AnnaN

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff but over an hour wait to be seated and a long wait on food , asked for a medium steak it came out rare but due to already waiting a long time didn't send it back just left it. Clean pub , nice atmosphere but don't think we will be returning.

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  21. StephenE

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice restaurant, clean and tidy. Food was good although service was a little slow, this is to be expected when cooking food from scratch.

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  22. NasR

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional. Great service excellent food good value for money

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  23. FaithC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of ten & pre-ordered our meals which worked out well for us. Service was a bit slow but when the food did arrive it was freshly cooked & hot. All orders were correct and every dish presented well. Food was delicious & we were all very happy. Thank you for a lovely evening. Merry Xmas.

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  24. PippaL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked to take mother in law for a special Christmas lunch with all the trimmings as we wouldn't be seeing her on Christmas Day. Sadly as booked on my phone I missed the tiny small print on the menu re booking in advance & paying deposit so we had to choose from the ordinary menu. Food was delicious but not very christmassy. Restaurant was very noisy due to a group at the bar. Wasn't until we returned to mother in laws I looked at the receipt & bill paid for by my husband & found we had been charged in error for another tables drinks. I called the restaurant & was told to return when passing as a refund couldn't be done over the phone. I explained that we lived over 60 miles away & only visited every few months so just popping in wasn’t an option. We had to make a detour on our way home after our visit to sort it out. Somewhat spoilt what was a special treat. We were thinking of having a 90th birthday party there but will be looking elsewhere.

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  25. SuzieB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked for a work lunch on the 20th December and the restaurant was full to the brim, which is always a great sign in my opinion. The unfortunate part was there wasn't enough staff to cope with the amount of covers, mistakes were made with the orders and food & drink took a ridiculous length of time to be served. However, when the food did arrive, we couldn't fault it and the staff on duty that day were doing their very best in difficult circumstances - they should be commended for their efforts.

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  26. GillianG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely afternoon , they were busy, so the food was a bit slow coming out! Other than that we had a lovely afternoon at a reasonable price too xxx

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  27. CarolH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was lovely but we were told at 10.15 that the restaurant was closing at 10.30 and would have to leave and the staff were quite rude then accused is of not paying enough for our drinks then realising that two £20 notes were stuck together. It was a shame that our evening ended this way

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  28. ShirleyC

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters were very very good, would have liked a more salad with the steak but besides that it was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend and will return. Staff were very attentive and food served fast and with a smile. Enjoyed it.

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  29. Ptches1313

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Modern, crisp and friendly. Food is not particularly adventurous (which was welcomed by my teenager) but was fresh and beautifully presented. Staff were friendly and charming. Only minor issue was that glasses were not cleared as the meal progressed so we ended up having quite a full table of empties by the time dessert arrived. We will definitely return.

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  30. CarolineJ

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was rather dissappointed we have been a few times before and it's been great, this time I had salmon with new potatoes and vegetables, the salmon was overcooked and the vegetables were hard I don't think they had even been cooked. The staff were not as friendly as they usually are, not sure if we will go back it was dissapointing.

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  31. SusanR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space, friendly staff, gorgeous food, have been several times now and always lovely food and service, will be back again

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  32. IanW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Never been here before, but I'll be back.

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  33. MikeG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If we have visitors we always take them here as it is so reliable and the food always good. This week we went with two friends and it was not disappointing. We can't comment on too many dishes as three of the four people went for fish and chips, but they were all pleased. I had the wild boar sausage and it was excellent. Desserts were also really tasty, and the draft beer went down very well. 10/10.

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  34. Sharpy

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice decor, friendly staff. The food choice was great and the food itself was well presented & delicious & reasonably priced. Will go back again.

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  35. NigelS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well cooked and prepared food, all on heated plates which is something a number of restaurants fail to do but should do without fail. A little bit pricey, however the 20% discount on the mains helped and the food was very tasty. The wine was also very pleasant. Our thanks to the team.

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  36. GrahamL

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been a while since we were last here, staff were very polite and attentive, waiting time for food was minimal, will certainly come back soon.

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  37. PaulB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Living so close to this lovely pub this was the first time trying it. I was so impressed with the pub its decor was lovely the food was outstanding and the service was brilliant! Everything was resonably priced. Will definitely return to the Elm Tree without a doubt. Thank you! 19th October 2023

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  38. SusanR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, gorgeous food, lovely restaurant, great value 😀

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  39. SylviaM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Put in a cold empty room long wait for our meals Food was good No atmosphere coffee half full cups and lukewarm Drinks very pricy

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  40. SharonS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely meal. Food was spot on! Service allowed us time to enjoy our meal and not be rushed. Thank you. We will be back soon.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Elm Tree Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat and Uber Eats. The Elm Tree Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01945 587009.

The Elm Tree Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Elm Tree Inn

Low Rd, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE14 0DD

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A1101, Turn left onto Low Rd
  • Area
    Wisbech
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:45
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Morrison Bus Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sachin Kumar
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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