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The Cricketers' Arms

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rickling Green, Saffron Walden CB11 3YG, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Knutsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed here before and enjoyed the experience we decided to stay again. WHAT A MISTAKE. I could go on forever but I will lay out the worst points. 1 the room was unkept with thick dust and grime on every surface including skirting boards doors and bedside cabinets. 2 The shower head was useless with a bodged up shower... More

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cozypubs1, Owner at The Cricketers' Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. I am very sorry your visit was not as good as your first one. We were doing some work and the window was left open and the room not checked. As you can see from most reviews and have experienced before, this is not our usual standard. Sorry again. More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a birthday weekend and had the family room. It's a lovely location, opposite the cricket field and close to local villages and towns. The food was very good and all round it was a lovely country escape and definitely recommended.

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the cricketers as we were looking for a place to stay that was close to the M11 as we needed a break in our journey back home to the North. The room was lovely with the most comfortable bed ever,with lovely crisp white linen. the pub itself was set in a picturesque village overlooking the village green, we had... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed for one night (Saturday) for a getaway break. Visited Saffron Walden and then onto the Cricketers. Beautiful day for early March - village looked lovely and the cricket pitch/green outside the hotel and the whole area was peaceful and relaxing. The room (7) was comfortable and clean. Just being picky here but the ensuite bathroom (shower - no bath)... More

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223 reviews 223 reviews
121 hotel reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed for just one night whilst on business in the area. The inn is beautiful. It overlooks the village green and cricket pitch and has an old world charm whilst being very modern and cosy inside. The roaring fire was so welcoming as were the staff after a long journey through the wind and the rain. My room ( Room... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We arrived pretty late and spend only a limited time there, as we had an early flight. The room was clean, no bath but nice bathroom goodies and a squidgy bed. It was quiet and did it's job. The bar served warm white wine and was very expensive but it was nice. The cost to stay in the room was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited the pub today for Sunday lunch, food , service and pub in general were very good. Children's portions and quality were very generous. We've been looking for a local family friendly pub for Sunday lunch for some time, we have now found it. We will be back soon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed one night at this pub with rooms on our way back to France with our two dogs. We were more than happy with all aspects of our stay, room (2) was very comfortable, nice bed and linen, large clean bathroom, excellent choice at breakfast and very pleasant staff. I did wonder how noisy it would be in summer given... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Just booked here because my normal hotel was full. Was called a hotel on the web site I booked it through but it is a pub with rooms and taht is what they say temselves. Got a really good rate as the junior suite was at a really reduced price, probably because they only ahd two rooms occupied the night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The staff at The Cricketers were extremely friendly and amenable with nothing being too much trouble. The food was superb, both at dinner and breakfast with an excellent choice on offer within the dinner menu and also at breakfast. There was a superb wine list and the choices of meals for dinner were of a very high quality and delicious.... More

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Also Known As:
The Cricketers` Arms Hotel
The Cricketers` Arms Hotel Saffron Walden
Cricketers Arms Saffron Walden
The Cricketers' Arms Saffron Walden, Essex
Address: Rickling Green, Saffron Walden CB11 3YG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Saffron Walden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cricketers' Arms 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cricketers Arms is the ideal place to stay whether you’re on business, travelling to the airport, attending a wedding or simply visiting the area. We have 10 beautiful, individually designed bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and lots of homely touches. Some are more modern, with contemporary furnishings and splashes of bold colour; others are more traditional, with antique pieces and soft, muted colours. All have really comfortable king or super kingsize beds, with good linen, luxurious throws and piles of cushions, as well as powerful showers, fluffy white towels and lovely toiletries. One room even has a stunning free-standing bath. There’s also a digital flat screen television, direct dial telephone and free Wi-Fi in every room to use during your stay and you can treat yourself to champagne and chocolates on arrival, too.We have a choice of rooms from doubles, superior doubles and twins to junior suites and family rooms – three have their own staircase up from the restaurant so you can put the children to bed and enjoy a relaxed supper. Eat, and sleep well and have a hearty English breakfast the next day. Enjoy great value too; rooms start at £65 for the night, with a family room costing £135, including breakfast. As well as being ideal for getting to or from Stansted airport, the Cricketers Arms is just a stone’s throw from Parklands in Quendon, so if you’re attending a wedding there and need somewhere to stay, just give us a call. We also have a big car park where you can leave your car for free during your holiday if you travel from Stansted. Stay one night with us and get your trip off to the perfect start, and if you’re back late, have a comfy night with us before heading home. We can book transfers for you. ... more   less 
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