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“Saturday night @ The Cricketers”
Review of The Cricketers

The Cricketers
Ranked #45 of 482 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Saturday night @ The Cricketers”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We've been back again since our Family Get- together - this time only five of us, but it was on a busy Saturday night when there were several large groups in the restaurant. The atmosphere was great and service very, very good too. We were expecting delays because the staff had so many to deal with but this was not so, and someone checked after each course had been served that we had no problems and that we didn't need anything else - and always with a smile too!

Visited February 2014
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Sutton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Came here for a Friday night dinner, we were after some simple pub grub. The menu was good. But not particularly impressive considering it is a pub. The service friendly when we were seated, but one waitress looked as though she would rather be at home.... No checking if the food was ok, asking for more drinks, or whether we wanted any condiments (none provided!)
We only ordered to mains, risotto and gammon steak. The gammon was good, but the kitchen forgot to bring out a couple of the accompaniments with the meal. They also forgot to give my girlfriend the garlic bread that came with her risotto.

Overall an average pub/restaurant, I'd avoid it again if I could and choose somewhere else to go.

Visited February 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Party Night”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I organised a Birthday Party for my fiancé and was impressed by the excellent service and atmosphere we all experienced at the Cricketers. Matt and his team must take credit for helping to make the evening thoroughly enjoyable.A special thank you to Matt and also Jordan & Nick behind the bar who would be an asset to any establishment.
Once again many thanks and I hope people heed my recommendations to help this lovely pub grow from strength to strength. Rambo.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank John R
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“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
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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