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The Cricketers

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Wicken Road | Clavering, Saffrom Walden,, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
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Witham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This visit to the Cricketers was for our regular social meeting of a close m/biking couple. The venue was chosen by our friends ,having visited on several occasions. I came here after a career as a chef with an open mind knowing that it is run by Jamie Oliver's parents and with the knowledge that its success was only due... More 

Thank yellowchat
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368 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit after saying we must come here for quite a while. We had lovely starters, followed by an excellent roast lamb. The service was good, although I think we had some new waiters, but they will learn & everyone has to start somewhere. The setting is lovely & cosy & I'm sure we'll be back some other time... More 

Thank ToffeeCambs
Norwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This family-run establishment has VERY low ceilings. I am 6'4" so this was quite an experience......the lowest I have ever encountered. However, the food was excellent, the choice wide, and the prices not cheap, but not stupidly expensive. A sensible gap was left between each course without the delay becoming too much. I find this infinitely preferable to a rushed... More 

Thank Julian F
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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

Thank Lesley S
Great Chesterford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 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 

Thank Plough C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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.

Thank Anne P
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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

Thank StephenPhilpot
Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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 

Thank Sarah M
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 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

Thank Luke_Phuiling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?