The Cricketers Bar and Food

The Cricketers Bar and Food

The Cricketers Bar and Food
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Traditional English Pub and restaurant. Come and join us at The Cricketers for delicious traditional pub food together with a wide selection of wines, ales and beers. Please visit our website for menus and more information. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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4.0
96 reviews
Excellent
57
Very good
13
Average
2
Poor
7
Terrible
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Cherie S
4 contributions
Mar 2023
We have been here a few times on a Sunday and it is fabulous! The food is great and the staff are lovely. We usually stay on for the band which are generally very good and we really enjoy it. I will truly miss the current owners when they leave, and just hope the new owners keep it the same, and don't try to fix what is already mended.
Written April 10, 2023
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Mole3758
Rayleigh, UK4 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Great family pub with great food. It was an Italian themed evening. Great choice of food with many choices for starters, main course and sweet, also a choice liquor all for £16.99 per person. I had the pasta which tasted like my father used make.
Written October 13, 2018
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RealLeighman
Leigh-on Sea, UK103 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Early Saturday evening a group of us convened to spend a quiet(ish) evening to celebrate my son's impending nuptuals, first I must say the selection of draught ales and their condition was first class. My gripe is about the food, I had arrived a tad later than the rest of the party and the majority of them had already eaten and were full of praise for their selections. Obviously none of them had opted for the fish. I ordered (eventually, as the barmaid seemed to have a problem understanding my perfectly adequate English and I ended up having to point to my selections on the menu) the battered Calamari starter to be followed by battered Cod, chips and peas. This appeared to challenge the kitchen as my main arrived at the table first, upon expressing my surprise the member of staff simply said 'yes, there's been a mess up in the kitchen and my starter would be out soon'. There wasn't even a hint of I'll take your main back until you've had your starter. I chose to persevere with the main and sure enough the starter duly appeared some 5 minutes later. By this time I had made the discovery that the oil my fish had been cooked in must have been 'well used' to be honest it was quite rank, I then tried my Calamari to find it must have been cooked in the same oil, end result being half eaten meal and upset stomach the following day. By the way the chips must have been cooked in a separate fryer as they were acceptable, even if they weren't 'proper' chips. The upshot here then folks would appear to be avoid the fried items, as I stated before everybody else was satisfied with their fare, also don't bother with a starter, it only confuses the staff!
Written May 31, 2016
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janette w
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
I went there for the first time tonight and the food was not upto standard. I told the manageress about this and she did not want to know her response was very rude and she was very jude mental as soon as we walked in i have never been treated in any restaurant in that way before the staff was rude and not helpful in anyway. To the owner of this place i would recommend that you get a new manager as she is an awful one she dose not know how to treat customers. Also none of the staff had covit 19 protective where on which i found very off putting.
Written August 12, 2020
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Josh D
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
If I could give 0 I would. Appalling experience, rude staff and landlord who had to be held back from punching a customer after having a blaring row with another customer using foul language and intimidation. Me and the other members of our party did not feel comfortable in this environment. We made our feelings known to the staff and landlord to which we were met with ‘good riddance’

Avoid at all costs
Written September 4, 2021
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Whitney W
Great Wakering, UK8 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Absolutely disgusted with the service, the food and everything in general. The food was undercooked and there was no full description of food on the menu, for example the chicken burger is buttermilk chicken but doesn’t state that on the menu, when asked about the food the waitress/ manager she looked at us with simply NO answer.

Not once did any member of staff come over to our table and ask if the food was ok, and we even tried to get the attention of any member of staff and they just avoided our table for some reason. We even had to go to the bar to ask for the bill.

The attitude of the staff members was utterly appalling and very discriminatory.
Myself and my family never been made to feel so uncomfortable and then for the staff to try and intimidate my family and actually shouted at my whilst I was holding my 3 year old nephew in my arms is disgraceful.

The owner of this place should be very very disappointed in how his/her staff are treating their customers.

Considering it was half price due to the government scheme, I wouldn’t have paid £1 for that food or service if I didn’t have to.
Written August 13, 2020
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Angie D
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Was at this establishment with my father and son on Saturday and the Manager was truly obnoxious. He was abusive to someone who had just ordered some drinks and then proceeded to use profanities in front of all the other customers. He ejected the customer and refused to even let him back in for his coat. I witnessed the whole thing so asked the bar staff what was it all about to which she replied that he was rude to her at the bar which is simply not true. She then went on to say that they were all fed up of people muttering under their breath and she's not putting up wit it which is what prompted the Manager to come out of his kitchen and act in such an appalling way, he was like a wild animal.
I have been a patron of this pub for many years but won't be back until this Manager is removed.
Written September 6, 2021
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Anthony B
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
I really like this Pub, even though I know it has recently suffered poor Hygiene ratings I though I would go for a Pint. I was so Surprised to find that the Toilet had two wash basins, both with no running water, no hand soap, no Toilet roll . It did have a sign saying please use wipes, but there were none available! I find this totally unacceptable & disgusting! How does the Pub hope to get good Hygiene ratings. Come on management sort your act out!
Written June 23, 2022
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Lulu D
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK3 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
I have had Sunday lunches here, you get what you pay for. I prefer my own cooking. The cook and his family have grandiose ideas, but do not have the stirred fried vegetables, they are very disappointing. At the end of the day this is cheap café food, and I have read the family's comments, I am not an ex-member of staff or an acquaintance, I am capable of my own opinion.
Written April 5, 2015
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billyfury
Basildon, UK129 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
This is a very famous pub in Southend
I went there tonight only to find on arrival
No Food available
No Gin
No Tonic
No Jack Danial's
No Fruit Juices
No Tea
No Coffee
ON CHRISTMAS EVES EVE!!!!!
A terrible dead atmosphere
Maybe 10 people other then our group in the pub.
I could not believe it
We left and went to The Elms in Leigh-on-sea
It was rammed
Great food and drink
Common Cricketers whats going on this used to be a fantastic pub
Seems since you got rid of Club Riga its all gone to pot.
Very sad to see.
Written December 23, 2014
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The Cricketers Bar and Food (Southend-on-Sea) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Cricketers Bar and Food is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM