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The Cricketers' Arms

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rickling Green, Saffron Walden CB11 3YG, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Saffron Walden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm P Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went overnight on an offer which had Bed, Breakfast and evening meal included. This offer was very good particularly as there appeared to be no restrictions on the evening meal. We were placed in newly built rooms across the road from the main building. The room was nicely furnished if a little warm. A fan was provided and needed.... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not a big room, the shower was not great, but the king size bed the One thing that will break even a short break was lovely, really comfortable. The only problem was we were almost late for the wedding we were attending as our room was not ready at 12 as agreed it was only just ready at... More

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cricketers is classically located on a very pretty village green amid thatched houses and the cricket pavillion. The rooms above the pub were quiet and nicely decorated although the bathroom was of an unusual and old design. There was effective heating for which we were grateful. Staff were very helpful although wifi was an issue even downstairs in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in August last year for one night and had a really pleasant room and excellent lunch and dinner. We are just getting over a recent death in the family and thought it would be good to spend a night again in such a beautiful location and enjoy the luxury of good food and comfy room. Unfortunately we... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on June 12th for 1 night and thought what a great place to stay. The room was very nice and though expensive for a single occupancy, the location and the pub itself made it worthwhile.I must also say that I had a good nights sleep and the bed was very comfortable. However when I came to use... More

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our disappointment with our hotel in Dover on the way to France, we decided to move out a little and stayed at the Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green. It is a lovely place, the rooms were immaculate, the meal in the restaurant was super as was the breakfast the following morning. The staff were all very friendly and attentive.... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went today for fathers day. The lunch was very good the staff very helpfull as we changed the time of our table they were very helpfull and gave my 5year old grandson pencils and drawing to keep him happy while waiting. Will return soon

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Lauzun, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

1.very friendly staff. 2.not over priced. 3.the bed was very comfortable and the room was not too small you could move around. 4.did not have to venture out could eat drink and sleep there. 5. near stansted airport. 6. they overcharged us, but emailed us and gave us a refund. 7. we stayed for 2 nights then rebooked on our... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at the Cricketers arms with friends who have stayed there before, to be fair they thought it was as good as ever. I thought that maybe my expectations were to high for the area. The room was ok without being special in any way, we stayed in number one, which was much better than our friends room upstairs.No... More

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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

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Address: Rickling Green, Saffron Walden CB11 3YG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Saffron Walden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cricketers' Arms 3*
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The Cricketers' Arms Saffron Walden, Essex

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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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