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A Hampshire village pub in the heart of the South Downs National Park serving freshly prepared seasonal food, wonderful local beers and English wines.
PRICE RANGE
£4 - £28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a treat to have such a delightful 85th birthday celebration Sunday lunch here. A very friendly welcome, charming, helpful, efficient and understanding staff. The food was delicious. All roasts were tried and with Yorkshire puddings and the amazing selection of vegetables thoroughly enjoyed. Some...of the party found room for yummy desserts. We will be back. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a family of 4 with one vegan, we decided to try all 4 roasts on offer - topside of beef, chicken on the bone, pork belly and mushroom pithivier. All were delicious. The vegetable selection was superb (the leeks in cheese sauce was to...die for). The vegan mushroom pithivier was a really lovely homemade dish with particularly good pastry. Definitely a class above standard pub grub. And with super-friendly landlord and staff, we’ll definitely be returning … and hopefully we’ll have enough time to sample your pudding selection next time!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a wedding and our stay was 2 nights. The rooms we had were amazing. Our first night we ate at the pub and the food was amazing. The staff are lovely are really welcoming. Would highly recommend for a meal out or...a weekend stay!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic Easter Sunday roast at the Cricketers. The best roast dinner we have had in a long time (verified by all 6 of us), service was excellent and the Apple crumble is out of this world! Highly recommend.. if we lived locally...this would be a family favourite! Thank you to all the staff for a job well done 🤩🐣More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a last minute dinner here and it was great. Service nice and attentive and our chicken burgers were lovely, all freshly cooked and hot. The added bonus was having a nice pint of Langhams Arapaho with the food. Sticky toffee pud outstanding. Our only...slight criticism was that the menu could do with a couple more choices like a beef smash burger and perhaps a side Greek salad to go with any of the main courses. Overall would return ..maybe for their Sunday roast!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

We had an amazing lunch here for our 50th wedding Anniversary on Saturday. We were a group of 14. We made use of the Yurt. The food was lovely. Service was excellent. The 2 waitresses really worked very hard and nothing was too much trouble....Nice woodburner made it so cozy. Even Digby the little dog was so friendly 😁More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Very pleasant staff and setting. Small portions but good quality food. Interesting English wines really good. We went for the sample of three from landlords own vineyard. Popcorn with the choccy pudding was a bit odd. We were residents and everything good except bizarre pillows!...Very dog friendly. Nice breakfast.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Hurrah!!! Finally, a great place to enjoy wonderful food, great ambience, happy staff and all within a (good) walk from home. Happy! See you soon! 👌

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simon Hawkins, Owner at The Cricketers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thanks so much for such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 3 March 2024

A warm welcome, the food was of a very high standard, as we’d been lead to believe, and the ale was top notch too (not to forget the wine) so a classic combination. This pub, recently re-launched under new ownership is definitely worth a try....In our view one of the best eating establishments in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simon Hawkins, Owner at The Cricketers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 25 February 2024

Great Sunday lunch - chef menu - imaginative food - beautifully presented (and enjoyed) Staff helpful. friendly and efficient. Buzzing atmosphere in the pub - young, old,dogs and kids made for a fun time - by blazing log fire. (Not the first visit - and...it won't be the last!)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Simon Hawkins, Owner at The Cricketers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thanks Caroline for leaving a lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 December 2023

Family took me here for birthday lunch. Service was terrible. The staff are friendly but they didn't deliver our order on time. 45 mins after apps, they brought out another tables order and placed in front of us, then they came back and took the...dishes back and gave them to the other table. Not cool. Took about an hour after that to finally get our meals and they were still short one dish. Food was ok, not great. Apparently no management was in, leaving the running of the restaurant to the rest of the staff.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Great since the refurbishment, welcoming staff and quality local food. Not overpriced, not too fast, just right. Great wine recommendation and prompt service. Look to return for Sunday lunch. My only critique, the table near the rear door does suffer a bit of a draught.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Great lunch! Lovely staff - sitting by log fire! Eating delicious food! Unexpected menu - mostly locally sourced and prepared by an imaginative chef. Very reasonably priced too!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

it was a quiet Tuesday lunchtime but the atmosphere was warm and cosy with the crackling open fire. Food was delicious. Especially loved the blackberry mousse for pudding.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Done a good job with the decor. Great staff attitude. Wine overpriced and not very nice (rosé) Food was a mixed bag. Some great parts, some very average.

Date of visit: June 2023
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