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The Cricket Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

An award-winning pub situated in the coastal village of Beesands in between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Focussing on serving fresh local seafood, Josper grilled steaks, fine wines, local ales and ciders. Large restaurant with door that open in the summer. Outside seating overlooking Start Bay. Dogs welcome in the large bar area. The pub boasts 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms with 5 offering stunning sea views across the bay.
US$16 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried the coastal walk and stopped off for a coffee but decided on an impromptu meal. We were accommodated immediately even though we hadn't booked on a busy Sunday and had a delightful meal. Highly recommend both the roast and the sea food pancake....More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth negotiating the narrow lane down to Beesands to find this lovely pub right on the sea front. Serving several fresh fish dishes and a good ploughman’s. The Fish and Chips is very good as you would expect from such an area. Local beers...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Joan Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really can't add anymore to what people have already said - it really is excellent. We ate here 4 nights - the fillet steak was beautifully cooked, the hake was really fresh and well presented. Loved the triple cooked chips as well. Staff are...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bev P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the sea front thus pub is everything you need. Happy welcoming staff, beautifully furnished bedrooms after eating some fabulous food!! Everything they cook here us fresh with succulent steaks on their Josper grill and my favourite salt & pepper prawns.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank diana_hodgetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The local catch was just out of this world. Fantastic honest food which allows the freshness of the ingredients to speak for itself. The setting is absolutely beautiful too, one of my absolute favourite restaurants

1  Thank Citi009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Wednesday which is Steak night with 25% off them. The Tomahawk at 1 kg and the 850g t bone looked amazing. Having said that my wife had the burger and I had the king prawn and monkfish curry and both were amazing....More

1  Thank Fajitalover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just popped in ad hoc, Sunday lunch so very busy. They couldn't have been more helpful & polite. Not been there before, food superb, service wonderful, staff friendly, will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Neville J
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us :) We hope you come back soon. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here at the end of a very long day walking on the cost path. The pub was not busy, and we were taken to a table quite quickly but still waited a long time before our order was taken. The food was disappointing,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank JanHWigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, top fish and chips super menu from people are on top of their game. Very pleasant staff and a brilliant spot overlooking the beach. I urge you to visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank scoffer100
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just had 3 fabulous meals at the Cricketers! Had the fish specials 2 nights and it was amazing. Hubby had seafood crepes and seafood linguine and he loved it. Lunch was famous crab sandwiches which were fab. Everybody was really friendly and attentive. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Kelly M
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kelly for your review, really pleased you enjoyed your meals with us and glad to hear you returned for more! We look to seeing you in July - we'll be giving the menus to your husband :) Take care

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16 October 2018|
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Response from GoldenTia | Reviewed this property |
Looks like it. Website isn't the easiest to negotiate, but if you Google "Cricket Inn Beesands Christmas", it takes you right there, menu & all. Enjoy!
11 September 2016|
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Response from ABarrett19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept dogs in the bar area but not in the restaurant area.
22 January 2016|
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Response from Nigel H | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have alternative menu choices to fish - meat and veggie options.
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