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The Cricketers

Noodle, Asian, Pub
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Clavering, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
(0) 1799550442
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Very Good!

Great food, not overpriced and decent service. It was absolutely packed but I guess that just shows how popular it is! Pretty decent wine list too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, not overpriced and decent service. It was absolutely packed but I guess that just shows how popular it is! Pretty decent wine list too!

Thank Foofighter1977
Royston, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal at The Cricketers in October celebrating my partners Birthday in so we decided to pay a return visit with some family to sample some more of their lovely food. We were not disappointed welcome, atmosphere, service and food was excellent. All the ingredients required for a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Mae494
Hertford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Come from a nearby village and often stop for drinks and sit outside. We went as a couple for a meal one weekday night. Old School, prawn cocktail, Steak and Chips followed by Banana Split. We loved it, wife said it was one of the tastiest steaks she has had. I would recommend

Thank Matt P
Bedford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met up with a friend for a meal and a stay overnight so that no-one had to drive home. Our rooms were in the stable block across the car park. They were a good size with comfortable beds and a nice shower. The evening meal was very good - great choice and excellent quality. The breakfast was also exceedingly... More 

Thank Colin G
Hockley, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I both chose the 'Scotch egg ' started which was sooooo delicious. It was really excellent - served on a bed of perfectly cooked Samphire. I then had Venison medallions for the main course, served with dauphinoise potatoes and a beetroot crisp, which looked like a rose on top. I was expected small morsels of Venison but... More 

Thank Jandy44
Hadleigh Essex
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to lunch at The Cricketers Clavering with friends today with high expectations due to the links with Jamie Oliver...probably the worst dining experience EVER, food wise and service wise too...inedible,and overcooked AND overpriced...have had better meals in Wetherspoons----be warned

2 Thank davybrian
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Cricketers for quite a while now, it's not local to us and we have to travel from Chislehurst in Kent about an hours drive but worth it. The food is delicious from the fish dishes to Sunday roast I have never had a bad meal. Monday's you can have a pasta or pizza meal... More 

Thank madieKent
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had heard good things about The Cricketers (owned by Jamie Oliver's parents) but I'm afraid my experience was far from good!!! I ordered the goats cheese, beetroot & rocket starter and I found TWO MAGGOTS in it... pretty disgusting! The beetroot had been cut up and arranged on the plate so clearly there had been little attention to detail... More 

2 Thank Fragglebum
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The food as usual is very good all freshly prepared and the service was friendly and professional. The atmosphere here is really good quite buzzy. Good menu and wine list something for everyone.

Thank Getabout01
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Pizzas cooked to perfection and at only £8.95 very good value for money. We have our own clay pizza oven so my husband was very intrigued on how they prepared their pizza dough. No problem, pizza chef shared a number of tips with him!!! Excellant food as always and a warm welcome.

1 Thank Denise S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clavering, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: (0) 1799550442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine


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