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The Cricketers

) #47 of 393 Restaurants in Colchester ££ - £££ , British,
Spring Lane | Fordham Heath, Colchester CO3 9TG, England
+44 1206 240666
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (12 reviews)
“gammon” (10 reviews)
“liver” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Spring Lane | Fordham Heath, Colchester CO3 9TG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic time at The Cricketers Eight Ash Green last night where we had a very good meal for 40 colleagues to mark my retirement. Nothing was too difficult for the friendly efficient staff who served the food (pre ordered due to the size...More

Thank Marisa602017
Reviewed yesterday

Last night, myself and 39 colleagues enjoyed a fabulous meal at The Cricketers to celebrate our colleague's retirement. We had a large area of the restaurant to ourselves and were welcome to put up balloons and banners for the occasion. The food was absolutely outstanding...More

Thank SBE11S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used The Cricketers as the venue for my fathers 'wake'. The initial meeting with Adam was so helpful and he was so understanding which made the organising very easy.The food and service were excellent. The room was lovely and made the occasion very special...More

Thank 348cecilia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with a party of twelve last Saturday. What an outstanding experience. I have eaten here quite a lot over the past few years and always really enjoyed it. This was the first time for quite a while that I've eaten in the...More

Thank Den_S914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up here with friends as half way for us both.Friendly welcome at the bar and taken to our table.Good drink and menu choice.Didnt wait long for food we had starters and main.Meals were huge so for big eaters this is the perfect place.Comfy seating...More

Thank Angus7274
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was shocked to see the bad review someone gave The Cricketers recently as it's a very good pub and restaurant with fabulous food. Never ever had a problem. In fact, it's one of our faves! Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Cats1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great relaxed lunch today - the food was good and service excellent. Much more selection on the menu than last time we visited. I had prawn cocktail, grilled plaice and creme brulee - all was very good. The ribs went down well with...More

Thank Eastangliatwo
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I visited this pub today with my family looking for somewhere nice to spend the afternoon but was greatly disappointed. The owner is an extremely grumpy old man who made us feel very unwelcome. I would never visit here again. Very unfriendly atmosphere.More

1  Thank tambalinakate
pubman84, General Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Hi there Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry that you feel the owner was not friendly and not welcoming. Could you please call my self, Matthew Allum - general manager, so I may find out some more details and apologise for...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Large pub with welcoming bar, choice of real ales, a must in today's world. The food is first class for a village pub, the pie is one of the best I have tried and the prices are very reasonable.Great for a single visitor or large...More

Thank boomboom65
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We met the family here on a Sunday evening. Staff were brilliant and the food was lovely. I highly recommended the Carvery. Enough on one plate to easily feed two people!

Thank Bryn L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spring Lane | Fordham Heath, Colchester CO3 9TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 240666
  • E-mail
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.
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