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The Cricketers

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Wicken Road, Clavering, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT England
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A delightful 16th-century English country inn with award-winning food and accommodation, roaring log fires, beamed ceilings, well-kept cask ales and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Seasonal menu choices are offered every day on our menu and in addition to these choices, we offer lots of lovely daily 'Specials.' We include lots of fresh fish, home made pasta and always a roast on a Sunday. You can enjoy a snack, two course or a full three course meal in relaxed and cosy surroundings. The rooms are individually decorated and furnished to a high standard, in a cottage or contemporary style. All rooms have the facilities of a modern hotel room, including free wireless internet access, and all at a reasonable price.
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Ian G wrote a review Dec 2020
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As a regular customer for the ‘Xmas Menu’ dinner each year at ‘The Cricketers’, one might wonder what the change of ownership from Trevor and Sally to the now Chestnut Group, would have on the usual excellent food, ambiance and service of the place. Rest assured, from the friendliness of the ‘front of house’ (Phil) right through to the same chefs and kitchen staff, it is still a fabulous experience. For the modest sum of £26.00 I had a sublime starter of Natural Smoked Haddock, baked in a tomato, lemon, parsley and Gruyere cheese sauce topped with a herb bread crumb and served with toasted garlic bread. I followed this with a main of Medallions of Local Venison, with roasted carrots, baby turnips and kale, finished with a rich port and bitter chocolate jus and hazelnut pesto. I nearly turned down a sweet ( I could have saved 4 quid!!) but went with the Sticky Toffee Pudding with a Brandy Basket filled with a boozy Rum & Raisin Ice Cream. We sat in the ‘COVID safe’ and compliant marquee with its impressive flame tower style heaters, lap blankets/sheepskins and felt perfectly comfortable when temperatures outside were below 10C. Some may imagine that with the ‘take-over’ it will never be quite the same, from today’s experience and COVID willing we will be back again next year for another quality Xmas Dinner.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Suzy Blumsom, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cricketers
Responded 21 Dec 2020
WOW what a fantastic review! Thank you so very much! We are delighted to now be under the Chestnut Group 'umbrella' continuing to maintain the standards we have always set for our loyal and ever returning guests and new ones alike.
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Loved Zante wrote a review Dec 2020
Enfield, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
Been waiting since lockdown to go back and it was well worth the wait, the social distancing is very well managed, the food was fantastic! the pork belly starter was exceptional, it’s well priced, our waitress was professional and attentive, couldn’t ask for more! Definitely returning soon!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Suzy Blumsom, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cricketers
Responded 21 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear your visit was well worth the wait and very much look forward to welcoming you back.
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Munchies86 wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom58 contributions35 helpful votes
We actually ate here over the last bank holiday and I’ve been meaning to review ever since. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough. We didn’t book and it was understandably packed but the staff found us a lovely table so we could have lunch there. The food itself was outstanding and great care was taken to make everything we had. The cheeseboard is also a must, even if you’re stuffed! The staff are attentive and friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate returning if I end up in Clavering again. It was the highlight of our weekend away. Thanks a lot!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Suzy Blumsom, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cricketers
Responded 3 Dec 2020
Thank you so very much for your fabulous review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and do hope you manage to find the opportunity to visit Clavering again in the future.
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Pixie89 wrote a review Nov 2020
London43 contributions24 helpful votes
Lovely friendly pub with roaring fires and delicious food. My room was spacious but cosy with a great bathroom. Breakfast poached eggs and freshly squeezed orange juice was perfect. Many thanks to the lovely lady who served me at breakfast who recommended some great places to visit in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Suzy Blumsom, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cricketers
Responded 7 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and, mentioning particular thanks to Gaile who is indeed a fountain of knowledge on where to go!
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Steve H wrote a review Oct 2020
Belper, United Kingdom47 contributions34 helpful votes
A two day trip in October 2030 to a cosy pub near Saffron Walden. Very comfortable room, albeit across the road from the main pub. We were booked for dinner, bed and breakfast. Plenty of choice on the three course dinner menu which my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed. . The breakfasts were equally good with excellent table service.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 7 Dec 2020
We were so pleased to read you enjoyed your 2 day visit to The Cricketers in October just before Lockdown 2! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and, we hope to welcome you again in the future.
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US$132 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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the cricketers hotel clavering
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEssexSaffron WaldenClavering
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cricketers
Which popular attractions are close to The Cricketers?
Nearby attractions include Audley End House and Gardens (4.3 miles), The Red Cow, Chrishall (4.7 miles), and Saffron Hall (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cricketers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Cricketers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cricketers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cricketers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fleur De Lys, The Rose and Crown, and The Fighting Cocks.
Is The Cricketers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Clavering.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cricketers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Audley End House and Gardens (4.3 miles) and Prior's Hall Barn (2.7 miles).
Is The Cricketers accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.