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The Cricketers at Shroton

Main Street, Blandford Forum DT11 8QD, England
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The Cricketers at Shroton
Ranked #13 of 22 Blandford Forum B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very friendly welcome and chose one of the specials. It was tasty and well cooked but there just wasn't enough of it. The cheese board afterwards was lovely, however, and there was plenty of it.

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our third visit to The Cricketers and after each visit I think that it should have been better than it was. The specials menu was small and interesting, the waitress was friendly, but the meal was just a tad ordinary. Today's vegetables were mainly carrots and they should have been piping hot rather than lukewarm. It is better... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were en route for a PGL holiday at Ossmington Bay when we stopped for a late lunch. It's off the main road and you have to look for the sign on the tree to turn left at the cross roads but well worth the diversion. I can not begin to say how great the food was - perfectly cooked... More

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West Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Great food freshly prepared even made room for pud! Although the kids cookie dough was too much for me! I chose onglet, unusual taste but very nice. Kids had fish and chips which they all wolfed down. Hubby had traditional steak which was tasty. In the words of our 9 year old " the staff were really nice". Would definitely... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Had a great Sunday Lunch with family. The food was of a high standard and very well presented - not pretentious. The ginger sponge pudding was out of this world. Three generations and five very clean plates. Well done to you all.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Took a ride up the A350 on Sunday out of Poole towards Shaftsbury on Sunday to give the car a blast and happened to see a sign for the Cricketers so feeling a bit peckish, decided to have a Sunday roast there. For me, being a Midlands bird, this was a slice of heaven. Proper pub with a warm welcome,... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I've been here a few times now visiting friends in the area, warm welcome, comfy bar, good pub food and friendly & helpful staff, not much more you could want really? Beer garden is great on the warm afternoon too!

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

It is difficult to find nice pubs in Dorset. They are either functionally commercial, twee-and usually overpriced. What a delight then to discover this gem, hidden away in the lovely village of Shroton. Nice welcoming atmosphere, excellent selection of unusual ales, and great stonking portions of food, with that understated elegance which denote an accomplished chef. Went on a busy... More

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I recently dined here for the first time in years and what a very pleasant surprise we had. Mine hosts, Joe and Sally, have been extremely successful in creating a pub that, while maintaining the core attributes of a village pub, offers a dining experience that is as far removed from standard "pub grub" as it's possible... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Visiting the nearby Shillingstone Railway Station project and found this in the Good Pub guide. It's not hard to see why this gets into this reliable Guide. Excellent range of cask beers, reasonable selection of up-market food (menu and specials) and an acceptable wine list. I had a very nice piece of rib-eye steak cooked medium rare as requested with... More

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Address: Main Street, Blandford Forum DT11 8QD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum
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The Cricketers At Shroton Blandford Forum, Dorset

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