Back in the 1500’s, it is suggested that Oliver Cromwell’s Mother was actually born at The Old Hall and lived in the house for many years, hence our Cromwell Suite’s name! There is also a rumoured tunnel running from the grounds of The Old Hall to Ely Cathedral, although it has never been found.
Many years later, the house went into disrepair in the 1950’s and remained unoccupied until Alison and her Late Husband Anthony Morbey took on the home in 1995. The couple began renovations with the help of one builder, Bernie Francis and even named one of our bedrooms after him.
By 2002, Alison and Anthony moved in to The Old Hall with their four children; Annabel, Alex, Alastair and Antonia, making it their family home for many years. The home still includes many personal touches, including the family crest above our main entrance, meaning “The land will remain.”
Antonia Morbey, joined in 2019 after her sister had left on her own venture and still remains at The Old Hall Ely alongside her mother. Today, The Old Hall has flourished into an award-winning Wedding Venue, Corporate Events Venue, hotel and restaurant offering excellent service to all guests. Our team is a talented, diverse family and elevations to the building continue, with exciting projects ahead!