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The Cricketers Arms

Berwick Village, Eastbourne BN26 6SP, England
01323 870469
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Ranked #101 of 317 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Having heard such good reviews, we looked forward to having lunch there. Most of our party had the special, a lamb roast which was ok but the potatoes clearly were not Mondays. Several of us had difficulties getting our knife in the almost blackened, tough potato. One of our group had ordered fish and chips and in due course a... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Has to be our favourite country pub. We have eaten here many times and will do so again and again. Food is good. Pie of the day always a treat. Another treat for beer lovers is Harvey's, straight from the barrel. Always book on a Sunday. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good and professional service. Warm and cosy in the... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On a cold January day we were half way around our walk from Alfriston we thought our family would stop at the Cricketers and warm up for half an hour. Our family walked in to the warm pub about 2.15pm just as the busy Sunday lunch trade was calming down. I approached the bar to be gruffly told by the... More 

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brown5, Owner at The Cricketers Arms, responded to this review

Only fair I respond to this posting. The gentleman is clearly unaware of licensing laws regarding children and the bar area is for adults only, and has been for the last twenty years. However, the family room adjacent had a number of families enjoying a Sunday lunch together. Neither was I grumpy or rude, just informative, as is my right... More 

Hassleholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Friendly reception when we booked for 2.30 but happy to arrive early and find a table free at 2 pm. Excellent range of traditional and modern dishes. Vegetarian selection was very good with carrot soup and a very tasty nut roast. Sticky toffee pudding afterwards was just right in size and not too sweet a flavour. The mixed soup/cheese/sausage option... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a lovely meal at the Cricketers today, it was busy but everything was available on the menu and the service was good. We have been for romantic meals in the evening, family meals in the garden and it is always very consistent. It is well worth popping in if you are driving or walking past.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Today my wife and I drove from London to visit a friend in Hastings, and then we headed west on the A27 towards Brighton. We saw a road sign for the Cricketers Arms, and then a signpost pointing down the lane (good idea!). We didn't know it was on the planet until then, so my review is completely honest. The... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Our favourite place to go for a pub meal. The food is generally very good (especially the banoffee pie) but we really go for the surroundings, which are the quintessential English countryside experience. In the summer there is a beautiful garden full of a variety of sweet smelling flowers and blossom throughout the season, many of the tables sit in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Even though we live in the area, we'd not been to this pub before, but how glad am I that we did! I had a really tasty pumpkin soup and my partner a traditional steak pie. Both were served by friendly staff. The little details were spot on and made what we planned to be a quick pub lunch much... More 

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Eastbourne, East Sussex
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fancied a change from our local pub and wanted a pub that served food so thought we'd try The Cricketers Arms. Weather was pretty good for the time of year so we went to get some drinks and then we were going to get a table. So got served by a female member of staff. She asked for the money... More 

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brown5, Owner at The Cricketers Arms, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your comments but regular visitors will testify that all our staff give exemplary service and are always polite to members of the public , we are really surprised about this comment and must question it's authenticity . Most people who are attracted to Trip Advisor take great satisfaction in leaving negative comments and don't realise how much... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Cricketers Arms a number of times, as I have relatives living nearby. Aside from a nasty experience over 10 years ago, I've generally found the food to be nice, sometimes really nice and the staff to be friendly. My dog and I have always felt welcome whether sitting inside or out in the pretty garden. However... More 

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brown5, Owner at The Cricketers Arms, responded to this review

Your comments are incorrect on many aspects, we open at 6pm midweek, as stated on our website, unfortunately for your party we were fully booked last night and we observe the licensing laws regarding children to the letter, there simply wasn't an area available to facilitate youngsters. There are many families who use the Cricketers and knowing the size and... More 

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Address: Berwick Village, Eastbourne BN26 6SP, England
Phone Number: 01323 870469
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