3 @ 3 – Ely

I was mooching around Ely market with the wife on a gorgeous spring afternoon when I spotted this glorious sign.

3 @ 3 is well known by the locals for being one of the best places to spend a hot summers day, mainly thanks to their lovely cafe garden, but also because they serve a selection of craft beers too!

I have had this place on my radar for a while now, so now was the perfect opportunity to pop in and share my love for this wonderful cafe/bar with the rest of you!

Upon entering we found a selection of 6 drinks on their menu ranging from IPA’s, Pilsners, and Pale Ale’s. One drink also caught my eye, the hilariously named Porter called “I can’t believe its notella”.
I deiced to go for an American Pale Ale called Hush by Overtone Brewing Company. It is a perfect summer drink being sessionable at 5.5% but also offering citrusy and zesty flavours. It came to just under £7 for a pint but the quality was there to justify it, especially being draft. There are also options to buy it at 1/3 and 1/2 pints too.
I have always been a sucker for a funny name and my family go through a ridiculous amount of Nutella, so I decided to order a half pint of the “I can’t believe its notella” by Glen Affric Brewery. I drank this for novelty value more than anything, so was unsure whether I was going to enjoy it but found myself struggling to finish it. Being a porter, I found it to be a little too thin for what it needed to be and did not hold its flavour very well. This would have worked better as a stout perhaps?

Just in case the diverse selection of drinks they had on their menu was not enough, 3@3 has a great selection of craft beers, ales, ciders, and other alcoholic beverages in their beer cave. These are free to purchase and take away.

I always love coming to 3@3. Unfortunately, it only reaches its full potential on nice days which can be few and far between for 6 months of the year. I would love to see this place expand or open up more seating indoors so craft beer enthusiasts could take full advantage of it throughout the entire year. It is worth noting that they do mulled wine throughout Christmas time which can be very enjoyable, especially during the Ely Christmas market.

Make sure to check them out!

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