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The Cricket Inn

Penny Lane, TOTLEY, Sheffield, S17 3AZ

Down a country lane bordered by wooded hills and pastures, this former farmhouse became a pub for the navvies building the nearby Totley railway tunnel in the late 1880s. Walkers and cyclists flock here, while dogs and children are made to feel welcome too. Chef Richard Smith co-runs it with the Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell, which naturally enough provides the real ales. Richard's kitchen team under Marco Caires produces mixed grill of salmon, sea bass, tiger prawn brochettes, scallops and squid; white bean and chickpea cake with giant couscous and harissa; and a variety of Portuguese dishes, including espetada; Marco's signature dish featuring herby pieces of chargrilled sirloin steak. They also smoke their own fish and meats, and giant feasts are available for groups of eight and over. For a dessert alternative, try a whole-baked Barncliffe Yorkshire Brie it's enough for two. With three days advance, a feasting menu for a minimum of eight people is available. Summer barbecues are held in the field behind the pub and cricket is played next door.

Further information

Tel: 0114 236 5256
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Thornbridge Wild Swan, Lord Marples, Jaipur


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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Follow A621 from Sheffield, 8m. Right into Hillfoot Rd, 1st left into Penny Ln

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