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“Surprisingly good”
Review of The Cricketers

The Cricketers
Ranked #53 of 477 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$33
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We went to the Cricketers for lunch, having visited on many occasions for drinks. We were very pleasantly surprised. Although busy, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a visit and we will be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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upminster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Top quality food and service”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Our party of six were all fully satisfied with the excellent quality of the dishes that we ordered. The ambience and decor were also of top quality and the friendly waitress Debbie could not have been more helpful. When she could not find any mint tea she met our needs by offering fresh mint and hot water. There was a problem with the card machine that she alerted us to before we sat down but this was resolved before we ordered. Good communication all round.

  • Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Super food”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Stayed overnight at Colchester due to an early christening the next day. Came across this pub and decided to try it. We ordered pheasant and could not believe the size of the meal, a whole pheasant, deliciously cooked. It was a nice pub, with friendly staff and a good menu. Just wish we lived in the area, we would certainly be eating there regularly. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Norwich England
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“100% excellence all round”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Busy but not crowded or rushed. Amazing quality. We were here with over 40 others in one room, whilst other parties were catered for in other areas of this beautifully decorated cosy pub and restaurant. Wish we lived closer we woul be regulars. Food was Delicious and cooked to order. Love the settees and cosy areas with fire. Brilliant

  • Visited February 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“10 for a celebration Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

absolutely fabulous food, beautifully cooked and piping hot. A really busy pub with great atmosphere, and a credit to this village.

  • Visited January 2014
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pubman84, Manager at The Cricketers, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Glad to hear the food went out nice and hot and well presented I will be sure to relay this back to my kitchen team. Hope to see you again soon.
Matthew Allum, The Cricketers Manager
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