We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cricketers

$$$
Noodle, Asian, Pub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Clavering, Nr Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
(0) 1799550442
Website
Add hours for The Cricketers and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 233 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Inconsistent

I have been here several times over the years for the usual reasons; picturesque village setting, good food and the Jamie Oliver connection. The food can be very accomplished and the wine list offers a nice choice but the service can range from professional to abysmal. The reviews below reflect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
CarolineHugo
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times over the years for the usual reasons; picturesque village setting, good food and the Jamie Oliver connection. The food can be very accomplished and the wine list offers a nice choice but the service can range from professional to abysmal. The reviews below reflect my own experiences. I'm going back again but the thing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to a lunch here. We had booked a table midweek and admittedly arrived ten minutes late for our 12.30 booking but the restaurant was not even half full. We were shown our table by a very sour looking woman. It was not set for four so doubt it was our table but it was in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Staying at the Cricketers for a much needed relaxing break, we decided to keep it simple and took one of their dinner bed and breakfast offers. So glad we did as we couldn't fault the quality, choice or quantity of the meals on both days. All fresh local produce and plenty of it, served by friendly helpful staff throughout. Thank... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge UK
Level Contributor
92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Difficult review to write Ambience and service very good. Menu if you like fish pretty good. If you like meat boring and limited. Wine list above average for a pub but you do need to know you wines as the popular names are pricey for a pub. Vegetables served a la 70s in a mixed bowl. Chips in a strange... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went over a year ago for the first time with my woman who'd been there many times before, but not in a while. Her memories were of a charming old country pub that served great food (especially the chips!!). Now it was a full blown restaurant and had lost some of it's charm. Well it had certainly lost some of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Level Contributor
52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was taken to the Cricketers for the second time on Father's day, Service and friendliness is very good and they make your lunch feel very intimate despite having plenty of space for many visitors. You do have to book in advance as this place gets very busy. The Food is very good, despite my Rib eye being more like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
254 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Booked here for Saturday evening dinner, great welcome very friendly had drinks at the bar first, then through to the restaurant. Service was great all with smiles very helpful staff. We all had different things from the menu. Everything was cooked and prepared fresh. Nice gap between starters and mains. Really great evening the standards are still high here. You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barbados
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Set in the small village of Claverly, The Cricketers is a pub with character and charm. Our family settled comfortably at a table inside, and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. The roast beef and roast lamb came with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and plenty of vegetables, including delicious leeks served in a cream sauce. My dessert was a wonderful, fluffy version... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hertford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I booked a table here on the recommendation of a friend, to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were definitely not disappointed!! We went on a Saturday lunchtime and the place has a lovely vibe, relaxed friendly and welcoming. We both had three courses although not much to drink (one pint for hubby and just soft drinks for me) and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Cricketers always delivers and we are lucky to have the Cricketers as our local. Good food, excellent service and a warm welcome always guaranteed.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Cricketers also viewed

Saffron Walden, Essex
Saffron Walden, Essex
 
Saffron Walden, Essex
Wicken Bonhunt, Saffron Walden
 

Been to The Cricketers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Cricketers

Address: Clavering, Nr Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
Phone Number: (0) 1799550442
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Average Prices: USD 37
Cuisine: Noodle, Asian, Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clavering, Nr Saffron Walden, 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: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Cricketers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?