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The Cricketers

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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About
Traditional pub providing quality food everyday for lunch and dinner, available for private function hire, large parties and weddings. Facing the Eight Ash Green cricket field, with plenty of outdoor seating and a children's play area. Serving a large variety of beers, real ales and wines, including soft drinks. Set menus and buffets organised to suit private functions. Bar and restaurant menus available throughout the week, in addition to the classic roast on Sundays.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience was disappointing. The choice of wine is so limited and low end. When I was given a glass the stem was really hot but apparently that was OK because the wine was cold. The two wines (by the glass, would no risk...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Claire L
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Claire We are so sorry your visit was so disappointing and did not meet your expectations. After your feedback to our supervisor, who's been with us for four years now, we discussed the issues you raised. We do this on the very few occasions...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for lunch having found the place we intended to visit wasn't open today. The venue is sizeable with a car park to match. On entering it was quite busy but still with plenty of space. We ordered at the bar which in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kenc198
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ken We can't thank you enough for such amazing feedback. Our staff really appreciate comments and feedback like this. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you from all of us at The Cricketers! Kind regards The Cricketers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really nice sandwich lunch here. Very tasty toasted sandwich served with skinny fries and salad, all for £5.50, great value. Nice beer. Good service. Will visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sophia27
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sophia We are so glad you had such a great visit enjoyed your lunch with us. Thank you for such great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards The Cricketers P.S. watch out for the lunch menu being launched...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was very good. The waitresses were very prompt and attentive, we didn't have to wait for anything. The food was good pub food although the fish special was very small with fish on only one side of the bone.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RSVP2020
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for such a nice review and good productive feedback which has been really helpful. We will look into the fish special and find out why it was smaller than expected. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 27 December 2018

me and my partner stayed here as our Christmas presents to each other. its not somewhere we would normally stay. were 20 and so its a bit old fashioned for us with the decor of the inn, but its so cosy and the staff are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ellie M
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ellie Thank you for such a fantastic review but we can not claim this as we do not have accommodation here. Glad you both enjoyed your Christmas presents. Kind Regards The Cricketers

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Popped in for some dinner. Initially was going to drive away as car park was so busy! Glad we didn’t ! Despite the pub being extremely busy with a lot of reserved tables and Christmas parties we managed to find a table. The atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HTW46
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi We are so pleased you returned and had a great evening. We take such pride in what we do and being a family business we do like to put that extra effort in. Thank you for such a great review and feedback. We hope...More

Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

On 18th our club consisted of 27 adults.There was a set Xmas menu of 1,2 or 3 courses. The meal started on time served by very pleasant and efficient young ladies.Starters varied between prawn cocktail. Soup. Pate. The main courses were Roasts. Salmon or Steak...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RYoungs
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Have visited twice in the last couple of weeks For starters I had the pate which was very nice and turkey for main course 2nd time I had prawn cocktail followed by beef roast and then cheesecake for desert followed by mince pies and coffee...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MichaelFinchy
Reviewed 8 December 2018

The pub was warm and the tables nicely laid out. The food arrived piping hot and was excellent. We only had two courses. I am not sure how people managed three as the portions were a good size and flavoursome. We had a variety of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Quite often pop up to the Cricketers for a meal with family or friends. Good, reliable menu and generally nice food, good portion sizes and reasonable prices. This time I decided to have rump steak as hadn't had a steak for a while. Unfortunately, this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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