Peacocks Fine B&B

Ely, Cambridgeshire
Bed & Breakfast

Tranquil suites filled with antiques and charm sit above Rachel & George’s award-winning tearoom. A pretty little city well worth a visit


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Above their delightful riverside tearoom in the heart of Ely, George and Rachel have created two suites. Each bedroom has its own sitting room stocked with books and squashy sofas. Brewery House has a fireplace and river views; Cottage is cosy and pretty with flowery wallpaper. Both have goose down duvets and tea trays. Enjoy breakfast by the Aga: perhaps savoury crumpets, omelette or delicious Croque Madame. Browse the nearby antique centre, visit the cathedral, stroll out for dinner or explore Cambridge and the Fens; but make sure to leave time for tea – there are 70 kinds! The Peacocks are friendly and funny – lovely hosts.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 3-minute walk. Tearoom closed Monday & Tuesday.


Nightly price
from £135
Singles £110-£135. Extra bed/sofabed available £50-£70 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From £135
1 Suite for 2
From £160


George and Rachel were the perfect hosts - not too obtrusive, generous, helpful, nothing was too much and the facilities were excellent - lovely breakfast - and they really know their teas!! Peacock's is beautiful in every way - the best of the Sawday's recommendations we've been too and Ely a charming, peaceful city with a stunning cathedral - such easy access from Stansted - and down to Cambridge. We had a lovely trip on the river Ouse. We will certainly return.

Tim, Dublin

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rachel Peacock

  • We overlook the slipway where the main street starts to climb up from the river towards the town centre and the magnificent Cathedral. For hundreds of years from when Ely was an island in the fens this spot was one of the main commercial hubs of the town
  • Within a few minutes’ walk you will find a good choice of pubs and restaurants. Next door is East Anglia’s largest antiques centre. Picturesque traffic-free footpaths outside the door lead you out into the fenland countryside or through parks up into town
  • Ely centres on the vast and magnificent medieval Cathedral: the tour around the roof is amazing. Good family shops, restaurants and businesses survive here & book lovers mustn’t miss Toppings in the High Street – one of the best bookshops in the country
  • We are in the driest part of Britain with less rain fall on average than Beirut, Rome, Sydney or New York! Even in winter the climate tends to be mild. One of the downsides is that we rarely get enough frost to be able to skate on the river!
  • Ely is a good base for exploring East Anglia, whether by car or train. Cambridge with its colleges and museums is close by, as is Newmarket - the 'Home of Horseracing'. The lovely villages & beaches of Suffolk & Norfolk are all within reach for a day out.
  • Nature lovers will enjoy Wicken Fen and the Wildfowl reserve at Welney. The National Trust maintains fine properties including Anglesey Abbey, Peckover House and Ickworth. London, barely an hour away by train, seems a world away.