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The Cricketers' Arms

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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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4 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 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start from stating one issue which seems to be only let down (for us) of the hotel...lack of communication between staff. We sent email asking for early check in and we received positive confirmation that this would be possible. Upon arrival it turn out we can't check in early... Our room wasn't ready but staff kindly let us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night in room 5 (purple room) and we found it lovely. The room was perfect for us. To be honest, more than we expected. Pub was very cute with very friendly staff in a lovely quiet location. I'd imagine it would be a lovely little stay in the summer as well with cricket being played on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I strongly recommend the Cricketers Arms for its comfort,cleanliness, courteous welcome, attentiveness of staff and food. Unfortunately, it has a weak point: poor selection of real ale and not kept well.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had the dubious pleasure of staying at this hotel in a room that should not have been used for the night I was in it. It had to be deep cleaned apparently and I found the room smelly and the carpet still very wet from the cleaning. The staff tried to be helpful but they should have alerted me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Me, hubby, daughter & her hubby, stayed here for one night as an alternative to Quendon Hall 5 minutes up the road where we were attending a family wedding. The difference in price was between 30 and 80 for a double room with breakfast so a no brainer! Obviously not as upmarket but rooms were clean, tastefully furnished, bed was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed for 1 night only, however, we would willingly return. This is a rustic type of gastro pub situated in an idyllic village location. We had lunch and an evening snack, both of which were well presented and delicious. Our room was clean, tidy and nicely furnished. The breakfast just before our departure was, again, well cooked and presented.... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were up for the weekend to see an event on sat eve. We had booked room 8 but got room 9 (at the same price!) which was so spacious and the bed was so comfortable. This room in the summer when people would be outside might be a problem, but in feb it was so peaceful with the view... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Booked a very good rate to stay overnight before an early morning flight, so obviously dined in the restaurant. The last time we ate here it was a very traditional old English pub, however, we were seated in some clinical extension lacking atmosphere and character. The fire was just about going out when we arrived at 4, and expecting it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great location near sanstead airport free parking for your trip. Food fantastic great staff Superb luxurious room. Dont know why i have to use 200 words must be an american site They never use one word when ten will do

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Lewes, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We booked the Cricketers Arms at the last minute as we were visiting the area. Excellent rates offered. We were given a nice room but they had forgotten the extra bed for my daughter. They moved us immediately and the room offered had a sofa bed in it. It didn't leave a lot of room when it was out. Room... More 

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