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The Cricketers

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Wicken Road | Clavering, Saffrom Walden,, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
441799550442
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was in a group of 8 people the meal and the service was fantastic. We also stayed over night and had breakfast in the morning again the food was very nice.

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Thank wlivermore
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was good as was the service. Unfortunately, during one of the hottest days,no air conditioning and too many flies for my comfort

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Thank Lesley S
Great Chesterford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regulars at The Cricketers for almost 15 years and had felt recently that standards had fallen a bit. We decided to have a late lunch on Sunday and it was fabulous. We ordered a dozen oysters to start with. They were fresh, meaty and beautifully prepared. I then had the pan fried halibut on stir fried veg... More 

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Essaex
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my husband there for his birthday on Sunday and I have to say what a beautiful venue. The food was excellent as was the service and the price was very reasonable. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank Anne P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A surprise birthday lunch with the wife at this wonderful place. Had the best Sunday roast I've had in a long time. The staff were great too. I would definitely come back here again. Thank you staff

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Thank StephenPhilpot
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my Birthday meal. Ordered food, starters and mains. Asked if we would like olives. Said yes but they never came. Chased them up, told, 'well I have ordered them!) Tartare sauce arrived for main course before starters had arrived. Great food, but I think it's a case of staff forgetting why they are there. Way too pre-occupied... More 

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Thank Sarah M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to book a table for 4 people the night before,arrived 30 minutes early had a drink at the bar staff were great they started a tab for us food was really good large servings and lots of choices a real English pub is rare nowadays this ticks all the boxes

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Thank Luke_Phuiling
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having relations over from Canada for a family celebration and them asking to go to the Cricketers because of the Jamie Oliver connection made it even more disappointing when the Sunday roasts were certainly not up to the standard expected. The lamb and the beef were 80% fat and the potatoes almost impossible to cut, the rest of the vegetables... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

You do need to mind the ceiling if you are tall in this 16C building. The menu has traditional pub fare and specials - we had pigeon which was perfectly cooked and served with appropriate vegetables. Portions are generous, we struggled to find space for dessert.

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Thank CorkJetsetter
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Came across the Cricketers whilst driving through the Essex countryside as an alternative road home. Stopped for a quick bite that turned into a really nice lunch. We both had fish and it was excellent. My fish 'n' chips were one the best I've had. It was only after we realised the connection with a well known Chef. (But he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wicken Road | Clavering, Saffrom Walden,, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: 441799550442

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