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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Overlooking the cricket ground from which its name is taken, this is an 18th-century cottage-style dining pub. It has a beautiful country garden with lawn, patio and picnic tables for warmer days, while inside you’ll find fires, old-world beams, Badger ales and a warm welcome from landlords Michael and Mary Macken, who have been running the pub for over 13 years. Options on the menu range from tempting sandwiches and baked potatoes to dishes like calves’ liver with mash, sweet and sour onions and Madeira sauce; or slow-cooked lamb shank with crispy pancetta, broad beans and new potatoes. There are daily specials, Sunday roasts and a children’s menu, too. There is a village beer and cider festival in mid July.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2.30, Sat 12-3, Sun 12-8
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6.45-9.30, Sun 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Tanglefoot, K&B Sussex, Badger Firkin Fox & First Call
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Mid Jul wknd
  • Cider festival, Mid Jul wknd


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M25 junct 18, A404 (Amersham to High Wycombe road) to Amersham. Past crematorium on right, 2nd left into Whielden Ln (signed Winchmore Hill). 1.25m, pub on right

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