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The Cricketers

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Wicken Road | Clavering, Saffrom Walden,, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England
+44 1799 550442
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a really nice lunch at The Cricketers, hard to fault it. The food and service were great, choice of wines and beers also great. Just need to improve their coffee (mind you I am used to coffee in Australia which is a step up from most in the uk)! I will be back again th next time I visit... More 

Thank Graham W
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here in a room for one night. We also had lunch, an evening meal and breakfast. There were lots of positives: Great staff. Large comfy bed. Spacious and clean room. Nice and warm everywhere, Lovely open fire in bar. Ample free parking. Live piano player. But the following will probably put us off from visiting again: Long waits... More 

Thank thelittlecarrot
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food atmosphere and location. Will definitely go back Food is excellent and service was very good. Restaurant and bar very welcoming

Thank JackoGM
Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the lovely village of Clavering, Essex about 25 miles south of Cambridge. There are many lovely villages in this district and only about 20minutes from the M11 and the same from Stansted airport. Owned by Jamie Oliver's parents, the food here is terrific - not your usual pub food. Superb restaurant with a bread oven featured and wonderful... More 

Thank philn109
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just left the cricketers after a amazing stay. Food was outstanding and rooms were great. Clean very comfortable. Staff could not be more helpful. Can't wait to r come back again.

Thank Dave K
Clapham, null, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked 11 of us for a 70th birthday meal. Prior to arriving the staff were very helpful with the booking and organised a cake as we live far away. The interior is welcoming (watch your head if you are tall) and has a really warm ambience. The menu was comprehensive and we were generally happy with the food but it... More 

Thank Mumma G
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with Party of Six including two young girls (9 and 7) on Saturday Lunchtime at 2.00pm having booked some weeks before. The Restaurant was full.. Great welcome showing us immediately to a good window table with a waitress there seeking our drinks order. The quality and presentation of the food served was excellent and our girls had dishes from... More 

Thank michaelbird2015
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant for my 50th Birthday meal with my partner. Sadly the food we were looking so forward to was one of the worst meals we've had in a long while! I had Duck Wellington, the meat was tough and dry and the pastry was bland and greasy! My partner had the 30 day hung Sirloin Steak! You... More 

Thank vampirebatty
Billericay, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

perhaps in my own mind i had over hyped what i should expect here .... my steak was lovely but my partners roast beef v fatty and the roast pots were not at all nice , i would say the room was nice tho the window didnt fit and therefore v draughty , if u ordered cereals next morning you... More 

Thank jon123_12
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE arrived late for lunch service but enjoyed sandwiches and excellent desserts -vanilla rice pudding was a delight and very filling! Whilst there is probably strong demand and possibly no need to stretch lunch availability times given the healthy dinner trade it might be possible to elongate lunch times (as other restaurants have done) particularly given the restaurant's remote country... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +44 1799 550442

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