Ely prides itself on its array of local independent businesses that offer a lot to those that visit and live here. These consist of shops, pubs, and bars, all of which hone in on its unique sense of character and charm. Though the best way to locate different shops and find what your favourites are is to get out and have a look around, below are some of the most exciting businesses in Ely to get you started.


If you’re looking for garden furniture, paint, bedding, DIY, curtains, or kitchenware, then try your local friendly department store, Cutlacks. Located in Fore Hill, this shop has it all, including friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be able to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Little Roos

If you look for a lovely contemporary and family feel in your shops, Little Roos on the High Street could be the perfect place for you. They sell a wide choice of clothing and shoes for children aged 0 – 12 and pride themselves on offering a personal and friendly service when they are helping you browse.

There is a plethora of well-known clothing brands here, including Frugi, Emile et Rose, Hatley, Animal, Angel & Rocket, and Petit Bateau. They also have a range of shoes by the likes of Froddo & Bobux. No matter what you’re looking for, you will be able to find a variety of bright, colourful, and good quality children’s clothing.

Drayman’s Son Micropub

Winner of CAMRA pub of the year and selling a variety of local real ales, this micropub is a must-visit for anyone passionate about beer and cider. Of course, if that’s not your thing, there is also a huge array of gins, whiskeys, and other spirits to wet your whistle, plus a bar filled with friendly staff that will be happy to help you however they can.

Beliebis CBD

Though its headquarters are slightly outside of Ely, Beliebis CBD has a very strong online presence and ships to people all over the UK. With speedy delivery, friendly customer service, and a huge variety of CBD Oils, Beliebis CBD is a must. Check out the Beliebis CBD oil shop.

The Eel Catcher’s Daughter

Offering a variety of contemporary gifts with a rustic twist, The Eel Catcher’s Daughter is the perfect shop if you would like to build a sensual collection of delectable goodies or treat someone you love to something a bit different. Supplied from local designers and artists, everything you can purchase from here is delightfully local and very unique, adding a great personal touch to each item. This, plus the lovely atmosphere created by those who work there, makes The Eel Catcher’s Daughter a must-visit.

Prince Albert

With a good mix of cask ales served well and rotated on a monthly basis, there’s no surprise that the Prince Albert is often referred to as Ely’s proper pub. Even after a recent refurbishment, this pub has managed to retain its local charm. It now also offers a healthy array of different food so you can enjoy something to eat whilst sipping on a perfectly crafted ale.

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