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The Cricketers

Clavering, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
+44 (0)1799 550442
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $37
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here, after stopping by recently for lunch and being very pleasantly surprised. We were whisked off to our table by one of the young and very efficient staff. Really the only negative was that they were a bit slow to take our order, but the place was probably at peak busyness when we sat down. As... More

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Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely devastated by such a poor lunch time experience. The service was so slow and when the food eventually arrived it was not hot. The vegetables were either under cooked or over cooked. The Yorkshire Pudding was probably the most unappetizing I have ever tasted. The toilets when we arrived at 12 noon needed cleaning. One of our group of... More

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Billericay, Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have been waiting for a while to visit here after hearing good things and knowing the Jamie connection. There was a small hiccup in my booking ...turned out I had booked at the "other" Cricketers in Ricking in error...but this was dealt with quickly and we were shown to our table. Our charming young waitress took our (rapidly changing)... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Having visited Audley End we travelled to Clavering for lunch. The Cricketers is an old fashioned pub converted to an upmarket restaurant. The low ceilings demonstrate this point. The service and food were excellent and we commend the staff for making a lunchtime a lunch to remember.

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Chigwell
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Out last visit to Jamie Oliver fathers pub/restaurant was probably more than 10 years ago and it left us unimpressed to say the least. We recently decided to give it another shot and Wow how things have changed, this could be considered a Gastro Pub but I would class it as more of a pub serving fine restaurant food. The... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Second time we have stayed here. A great place to stay, has a real warm country pub atmosphere, rooms are spotless and well kitted out (even an iron) free WIFI. Booked a table for 11 on Saturday night, service was excellent, a good menu with specials with a huge choice of food for all from fine dining to traditional pub... More

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Newmarket
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent staff, fabulous food a throughly enjoyable Sunday lunch. The roast pork was divine as was the roast beef. Best roast potatoes served in a restaurant and lovely selection of vegetables. Desserts to die for - orange polenta cake with chocolate mousse was perfection. Could not fault anything it was so good.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've been twice in the last 3 months and both times found it expensive and disappointing. Communication was difficult with some of the waiting staff and the price of the food was hitting above its quality.

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UK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We drive past here a lot and I was sceptical (probably due to the celeb chef link and we had tried the cambs Jaimie's which was not good a couple of years ago) anyway my 50th today went on spur of moment and had an absolutely first class meal. The staff were friendly, professional. We had cod in a tomato... More

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london
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had great expectations given its origins and useful celebrity linkage but the whole experience was average and probably in line with most Hertfordshire / Essex pubs but at 50% more in price The food was good but not excellent, the service was good but not exceptional If I was local it would feature in our list but not really... More

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