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beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
01548 580215
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and service

We had a great Sunday lunch at The Cricket Inn, after reading positive reviews online and being recommended by the owners of our holiday property. We weren't disappointed. My wife had the roast beef, my eldest son the pork, youngest son a huge kids burger and I had the seafood pancake (when in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
JKUTDale
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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272 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great Sunday lunch at The Cricket Inn, after reading positive reviews online and being recommended by the owners of our holiday property. We weren't disappointed. My wife had the roast beef, my eldest son the pork, youngest son a huge kids burger and I had the seafood pancake (when in Rome). All of the food was excellent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A rather big group of us (13 people) went to eat there after the endurance running race which was organised nearby. Although we did not book a table when we arrived there were enough table to accommodate us. We did not arrive altogether as some of us were running the ultrarace. Anyway we told that how many people will join... More 

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

I am sure it was me who came to your table, to explain to the world how it works on a cold windy Saturday at the beginning of February between 1500 and 2000 people arrive in the tiny fishing village of Beesands (50 houses) and yes we know the event is going to happen, and between 1000 and 1200 people... More 

devon, uk
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wow! We had heard the food was good here when we told friends we were staying at the Inn for a few nights. We were not disappointed! The Chef has an exceptional reputation, which we can certainly vouch for. Plenty of seafood on the menu for those that like to eat fish, and other tastes equally cared for;- and all... More 

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Hi many thanks for your review I know I am bias but yes the scrabbled eggs are yummy thanks again see you soon I hope More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife ordered the almost world famous seafood pancake and was very pleased with it, I had the roast beef and all the trimmings. The roast potatoes and parsnips were perfect. The beef was tender, but not over generous. The side plate of four different vegetables must have been meant for two. Altogether an excellent Sunday lunch, we will go... More 

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you your review, I apologise for the lack of staff my wife and I were away for the weekend and a member of staff was unable to attend work that weekend, obviously we were not there as backup sorry but thanks again for your review. More 

Farnham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

On a cliff walk in Devon in the school holidays we unexpectedly stumbled upon this wonderful country pub with fantastic views of the bay, we were found a table by very helpful bar staff, despite not having a booking (would recommend). We enjoyed a fabulous meal, in a friendly comfortable atmosphere. All meals were delicious and highly recommended by both... More 

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much I remember you all back in the October half term it was not a problem, being on a diet and not drinking made it possible so as you put in your review that people need to book a taxi in advance, many thanks again hopefully we will see you this year. More 

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Service was speedy, personal and polite. Food was served after only a short wait and was absolutely delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection and the burger was incredible as was the dessert!! Will definitely be eating here again.

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and the first of 2015 I hope they all stay like this More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Quality normally very good but variable. I have mostly had excellent food there but on other occasions the food and/or service has been disappointing.

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review 'Claire 241' personally I did not understand it as it complimented the Cricket in one sentence and criticised in the next. I have notice that your food miles travelled is 24 miles once to us and once the previous day to the other establishment in the village which with every detail you could describe exactly... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A very nice restaurant pub with good facilities, parking is available directly outside and the beach is a few meters away. The menu is primarily sea food and I can certainly recommend the sea food pancake and the fish & chips. The local crab and lobster are also fantastic.

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review as I say to people if you cannot get fresh Crab or Lobster at the Cricket there is a problem, straight from the sea across the beach into our kitchen the only way to eat, many thanks again More 

Kingsbridge
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The service tends to be slow - we had to wait about 50 minutes for our starters. The wait is worth while because the food is very good. The Seafood Pancake is delicious and the fish and chips very generous with lovely crisp batter, good chips and real mushy peas.

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I apologise for the extended wait for your food without knowing which day I cannot look back and give any justification or excuse so I apologise once again More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This gastro pub has developed a very good reputation over the last few years. The food is always of high quality and well presented. The fish dishes are the speciality as you would expect in this location with the fish pie, scallops and fish pancake excelling. Great for lunch or dinner.. Beer not bad either with local Otter beers.

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Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review the boys down at the Otter brewery will appreciate that people appreciate the beer as much as the food thanks again More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Beesands
  • Phone Number: 01548 580215

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?