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The Cricket Inn

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beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
+44 1548 580215
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't need to say a lot! Four of us visited on a public holiday at lunchtime, so predictably busy. Location to die for; service attentive; plaice (best ever), fish pie, scallops and cod 'n chips (yes, brilliant chips) all perfectly cooked and served. Good value; friendly atmosphere; loos modern and clean. What else could you want!

Thank Susan P
Dorset, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice position, nice decor and attentive staff. Our starters of Salmon Scotch Egg and Scallops were excellent. My husband's fish and chips were also very good, but my main of halibut and wilted spinach was where it went not just wrong, but very wrong! The fish was luke warm, so I returned the food. They efficiently served my second plate... More 

Thank PebsDorset
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the positives: It's in a good position, particularly on a sunny day, with lots of walks nearby; it's well appointed, bright, clean and airy; the waiting staff were polite, friendly and efficient; the food came quickly; it's child and dog friendly and a good place for friends and family to meet up; and we've had good meals there before,... More 

Thank CheekyKelly
Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 2nd Jan, it was extremely busy but the managed found us a spot in under 10 mins. Very professional staff who clearly knew what they were doing. Food is higher priced than your standard pub but this is not 'pub grub'. Scallops and white bait to start, generous portions and the scallops in particular were outstanding. Fish pie... More 

Thank Carolyn M
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please note - i reviewed the restaurant which has been published - perhaps in the incorrect place as we did not stay at the Cricket Inn only had lunch there Best

Thank selwyn n
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Look ! when needing good food service and atmosphere look no further, great Crab sandwich's and fine kept beer.

Thank adamcoles
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband and I traveled to Beesands because my great-grandparents lived and owned/ran a pub in the late 1890s. We saw The Cricket Inn and decided to have lunch. As we entered the pub, I saw a photo of The Kings Arms, my great-grandfather's pub on the rafters. The host said the pub closed in the early 1900s, that it... More 

Thank Mamajujubee
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at The Cricket Inn on a number of occasions in the last couple of months. Wether it has been two of us or seven of us to eat service has been excellent and the food has always been beautiful in presentation and taste. Sunday lunch is one of the best I have ever had,go for the pork.Worth... More 

Thank JezMode
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a lovely walk along the coast path. Environment was relaxed, clean and spacious. The roast was excellent and staff very attentive. Would definitely recommend, very good value for money.

Thank PamGilvear
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed here and also ate here for 2 nights at the beginning of November. It is a warm welcoming hotel/restaurant/bar with wonderful, helpful, friendly staff. We chose fish (John Dory) the first night and fish pie the second night. The John Dory was cooked to perfection (something that so many pubs and even upmarket restaurants don't seem to get... More 

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear that some of your food choices weren't quite right for you. We hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Beesands
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 580215
A village gastropub specialising in fresh, local seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?