A large group of us had lunch at The Cricketers to celebrate a family birthday, and we had a really good time. The first aspect that worked well was that we booked the private dining room for our meal, which seats about fourteen people. The room had a wonderful feel to it: cosy and nicely decorated, it felt very personal and intimate. The only thing missing were some blinds to keep the sun out of our eyes, but that's a minor point: If you are looking for a venue for a meal for a larger group, I would thoroughly recommend it. We were even allowed to decorate it with balloons and other bits and bobs beforehand.
Although we did not spend much time there, both the main restaurant and bar looked very nicely decorated, and the overall atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Overall the pub looked full to capacity.
The food itself was very nice. Quality-wise you are looking at gastro-pub levels, although the prices are a little on the steep side for what you get. Having said that, the food tasted good and was presented very well. Our party had a selection of starters including the antipasti and pork sharing platters. Both of which were tasty and looked amazing, although there wasn't a huge amount. Just enough as an appetiser for two people though. Main courses included burgers, salads and the fish and chips and everyone was more than happy with their choices with no complaints. We didn't try out the desserts as we resorted to a birthday cake which we had brought ourselves, but the options looked good and I'm sure would have been very tasty.
I have seen a number of reviews which have reported disappointing service. That is a real shame, and I have to say that the staff we dealt with were very helpful and polite. Food and drinks were brought promptly and they kept checking that we had everything we needed and were happy to provide plates and knives for our own birthday cake.
So overall we had a very enjoyable time and I would recommend this restaurant to others. The food may be a little on the pricey side for what you get, but overall the place can't be beaten. We will be back!
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