My son chose this hotel as he was looking over my shoulder whilst I dealt with laterooms. Both of us are big cricket fans and we play as much as we watch, so he said 'go on Dad, stay there'! I am so glad I did.
It was fabulous Terry and his team have completely re-invented what was a failing establishment by refurbishing and providing the 4 things you hope for most : good beer, good food, good rooms and great service.
Its not the Hilton, but if you want a soulless, plastic, 'bed factory' go stay at one. The Cricketers is clean and welcoming with character and warmth. Terry admits there is still much to do and it is a work in progress but don't let that out you off. B & B less than £80 is rare these days unless you are prepared to compromise your standards. There is no compromise here. Its excellent value for money.
My evening meal was outstanding as was my breakfast. An authentic wood fired Pizza oven delivered an excellent dinner and Roady was the perfect host! Breakfast had the 'world on a plate'. Again, with no compromise on quality
Don't argue with me, just stay there! You deserve their hospitality and they deserve to make the Cricketers THE 'go to' place when staying in that part of the country; it will be my bolt hole from now on without question! (ps Cracking pint of Grolsch!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cricketers Inn can be found in the charming village of Steep. Though located just 5 minutes drive outside of the market town of Petersfield it is perfectly located to explore the beautiful South Downs landscape. Nestled at the foot of the majestic ash hangers that provide walkers and ramblers the Hangers Way - a beautiful 21 mile walking trail between Alton, through to Hawkley, Petersfield, Buriton and ending at Queen Elisabeth country park. The route offers great views of Hampshires countryside, a great selection of pubs and inns and rich and varied history - from Bronze age burial mounds to Roman settlements, and the village of Steep is the last residence of poet Edward Thomas before departing for France during WWI and the natural surroundings heavily influenced his works.Petersfield town and the square often holds craft and farmers markets and offers an array of shops, restaurants and activities to visitors.The South Downs Way is also easily accessible providing the intrepid walker or cyclist 100 miles of rural Hampshire to explore. The East Hampshire Cycle route also passes through Steep and is a popular track. By foot, by bike or even by horse there are numerous trails surrounding us showcasing stunning scenery and the views from 'Shoulder of Mutton hill' (where a stone monument to poet Edward Thomas has been erected) are surely some of the best in the county.The Cricketers Inn is a recently renovated pub/restaurant and B&B that offers its visitors a warm welcome and high quality of food, drink and service. With roaring log fires, real ales and a seasonal menu from chef Tom Lefevre (previously of Jamie Oliver), the Cricketers offers all who enter a warm welcome and quality, locally-sourced food & refreshment. Our ethos and aim is providing our customers with friendly service and quality food and to provide our community with a welcoming venue to entertain friends, family and clients within the elegant décor of our charming country pub - our lunch and dinner guests often find themselves sitting and chatting all afternoon or evening as they feel very at home, no problem as far as we’re concerned - it means we’re hitting the mark! We are open 8am until late everyday so whether for morning coffee and newspapers or an evening meal with friends there’s always opportunity to come and visit! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cricketers Inn Petersfield, Hampshire